Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Lime Coconut Sour Cream Bundt Cake

Wow. For some reason I was craving a bundt cake. Any flavor. Weird huh? Oh well, it made me find this beauty. Although next time I will make sure to make it for a crowd so I can enjoy it for a couple nights and not a week, it was totally worth it. A fresh taste for dessert (versus the chocolate that inevitably finds its way into my mouth).
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Lime Coconut Sour Cream Bundt Cake
Makes 12-14 servings
For the Cake:
1 cup unsalted butter , softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
zest of 3 medium limes (I will do 2 next time)
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup Sour Cream
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut (I will chop it next time for smaller pieces)
For the Lime Glaze:
1 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
5 tablespoons heavy cream
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
zest of 1 medium lime

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10 inch bundt pan, set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, or with a hand mixer in a large bowl, cream the butter until smooth.
In a medium bowl, combine the sugar and lime zest mixing together with your fingertips until the sugar is moistened and fragrant. Add the sugar mixture gradually to the butter and beat on medium speed until light fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in vanilla.
Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
In a medium bow, combine flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with sour cream, beating until well blended after each addition. Fold in coconut.
Spoon mixture into prepared pan and smooth the top with a spoon or spatula.
Bake 50 minutes to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. 8. Cool for 20 minutes on a wire rack. Invert cake onto wire rack; gently remove pan. Cool completely.
Lime Glaze:
In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and stir until smooth. If mixture is too thick add more cream one teaspoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency. I like my glaze to be thick so 5 tablespoons usually turns out to be to my liking.
Spoon over cooled cake.

Recipe Source: My Baking Addiction

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