Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Lime Drizzle Cake with Coconut Frosting

Lime Cake
14 tbsp butter, softened
3/4c sugar
1 1/3c all purpose flour
2tsp baking powder
3/4tsp salt
3 eggs
grated peel of 2 limes

Lime Drizzle
1/2c confectioners sugar
juice of 2 limes

Coconut Frosting
8oz neufchatel cheese
5tbsp unsweetened coconut milk
6tbsp confectioners sugar
grated peel of 1 lime
1tbsp coconut flakes

In a stand mixer, mix the butter and sugar until well blended.  Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt together and add to the creamed mixture, along with the lime juice and eggs.  Mix well; the dough will be thick.  Spray a large round pan (9"-12") and spoon in the batter evenly.  Make at 350 for 50 minutes or until done.  Remove from oven and, using a skewer, poke holes in the cake.  Pour over the lime drizzle.  Let the cake cool completely in the pan and then turn out onto a cake plate.  Spread the frosting over the top (but dont frost the sides) and then grate the lime directly over the cake or sprinkle the pregrated skin over it.  Sprinkle a few flakes of coconut on top as well, if desired.

12 servings: 350 calories/per serving