Thursday, 31 July 2014

Coconut and lime cake with malibu meringue frosting and toasted coconut flakes :)

Mmmm Before i start my diet and work on some Low Calorie meals I thought it would be good to share something sweet - here we go!

Serves 12

Ingredients for cake:

200g butter
200g self raising flour
1tsp baking powder
100g desiccated coconut
2 tsp Malibu

Ingredients for frosting:

200g caster sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
80ml water
grated zest and juice of 1 lime
1 tsp Malibu
3 British Lion Egg whites 
100g desiccated coconut

1. Preheat oven to 180 and grease 2 x 20cm round tins
2. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, scraping the mix down from the sides between additions.
3. In a seperate bowl add te baking powder to the flour and spoon into the butter mix until fully incorporated.
4. Stir in the coconut and Malibu, folding in gently.
5. Decant into prepared tins and smooth.
6. Bake for 25 minutes.
7. While cakes are cooling, make frosting.  Put the sugar, cream of tartar, water, Malibu and lime juice and zest together in a pan and heat until clear and bubbling.
8. Allow to cool slightly then pour into ixer or bowl and beat on high for 10 minutes.

9. while waiting for the frosting to cool toast the coconut.
10. Assemble cakes and frosting and coat with the toasted coconut :)


(This is page 46 of my book - Gifts from Your Kitchen) To get more delicious recipes stay tuned :)


1 comment:

  1. I have drooled over this recipe Debbie but I do love your book that could be why :)


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