A classic bundt gets a tropical update.  This key lime coconut pound cake combines fantastic citrus flavors with the subtle intensity of coconut.

Key Lime Coconut Pound Cake | Grandbaby Cakes

There are few people, let alone bloggers, that I truly fall in love with, and Zainab of Blahnik Baker stole my heart long ago.  She has a heart of gold and is one in a million. That’s why I could not wait to help celebrate her bun in the oven that will probably steal my heart just like she did.

Key Lime Coconut Pound Cake | Grandbaby Cakes

Z is one of my true friends who just happened to be a blogger too.  Our relationship transcended cyberspace, and she became like a little sister to me.  Seeing her grow and mature in her skills as a blogger has been a pure joy to watch.  Now I am happy to watch her grow and mature into a beautiful soon to be mommy.  Let’s just say that this kid has it made.

Key Lime Coconut Pound Cake | Grandbaby Cakes

Because Allie, Alice and I are Z’s blogger boos, we could not wait to plan her online Baby Shower featuring her favorite bloggers and her favorite ingredient ever: Coconut.  Z is NUTS for coconut, and we are nuts for Z so this theme is the perfect way to share in our excitement for her upcoming addition.

Key Lime Coconut Pound Cake | Grandbaby Cakes

This Key Lime Coconut Cake is the perfect treat to celebrate this occasion.  Citrus and coconut are a beautiful pair, and this cake really allows both to shine without overshadowing the other.  The batter is silky and thick with intense lime flavor and a subtle hint of coconut that melds with the flavors perfectly.  Once baked, you end up with a gorgeous golden brown cake with a soft texture that you will enjoy all summer long.

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Key Lime Coconut Pound Cake
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A classic bundt gets a tropical update. This key lime coconut pound cake combines fantastic citrus flavors with the subtle intensity of coconut.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 15 servings
For the Cake:
  • 1½ cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 cups sifted cake flour
  • ⅓ cup key lime juice
  • ¼-1/2 teaspoon fresh coconut flavor
For the Icing:
  • 1¼ cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons key lime juice
  • Optional: Shredded coconut and lime zest for garnish
For the Cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 315°F. Prepare a 10 inch bundt pan with non-stick method of your choice.
  2. Combine butter and sugar in stand mixer bowl, and beat until light and fluffy for 5 minutes.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Slowly add flour in increments to mixture but be careful not to overbeat at this point.
  5. Add in key lime juice and coconut extract and mix until just combined.
  6. Pour cake batter into prepared bundt pan, and bake for 1 hour and 15-20 minutes.
  7. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove from bundt pan to cake or serving plates.
For the Icing:
  1. Stir together confectioner’s sugar and lime juice until its pourable.
  2. Spoon over the cake and sprinkle with coconut and lime zest and serve.


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