Coconut Lime Cake

Lime-Coconut-Cake-tablescape It must be all my daydreaming about tropical getaways that’s got me stuck with lime and coconut on the brain.  White-sand beaches, salty sea breezes, and a luscious pina colada in hand….I’ll stop here before we all get carried away.  If we can’t make it to paradise this summer, let me help bring the tropics to you.


I find that one of the easiest ways to bring far-away influences home in through food.  Adding different spices and exotic flavors to dishes and desserts can instantly transport you to all corners of the world.  So why not enjoy our favorite island flavors in our own kitchens?  And better yet, in cake form!!

Like I mentioned before, I can’t stop thinking about creamy coconut, zesty lime, beach sunsets, sand between my toes….ahhhh.  For this cake, I’ve combined a rich, buttery Coconut Cake with an unexpected, yet mouth-watering Lime- Coconut Ganache.  Citrus and chocolate always make for a wonderful pair, and this version is no exception. The lime flavors are vibrant against the deep chocolate and the toasted coconut give a wonderful texture. This cake is finished off with a silky, smooth Italian Meringue Buttercream that compliments the rich flavors inside.  Finish off the cake with a playful pinstripe and beautiful, fluffy coconut shavings.
For the full recipe, head over the The Cake Blog.