Monday, May 23, 2011

Birthday Bliss

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINDSEY!!!  All birthdays require ample celebration (meaning lots and lots of good food.)
Our family clebrated my birthday today.  Mom and I stayed up late last night making this cake.  Isn't it beautiful?  Let me just tell you what went into it.  First you make two delicious coconut cakes.  Then you brush them with a lime glaze that I licked out of the bowl more times than I care to admit.  When that is set, you frost it with a cream cheese-coconut frosting and top with toasted coconut.  I almost cried when I ate it.  Make it.  You won't regret it.

Recipe from Food Network


  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup coconut milk


  • 1 cup sour cream or yogurt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 limes, zested and juicd


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 pound box plus 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups shredded coconut


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease and flour 2 (9-inch) cake pans.
In an electric mixer or using a hand beater, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add coconut extract and eggs 1 at a time. In a mixing bowl or on a sheet of parchment paper, combine flour, salt, baking soda and powder. To mixer add coconut milk and flour to creamed mixture alternately, beginning and ending with flour. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 25 to 28 minutes. Allow to cool 10 minutes then unmold onto rack(s) over a sheet pan and allow to cool completely.
For Glaze: In a medium bowl combine sour cream or yogurt, sugar, lime zest and juice.
With a bamboo skewer, poke holes in cake and spread glaze on both sides of both cakes. (You won't use all of it.  I saved most and just drizzled it over my slice.) Cover with plastic wrap, chill until ready to frost cake.
In an electric mixer or using a hand mixer beat together the butter, shortening, and cream cheese until well blended and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar gradually at low speed. Beat in coconut milk and vanilla. Frost cake. Coat top and sides with shredded coconut.


  1. This looks amazing! As soon as I read the name of this cake, I knew that I had to make it! :)
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  2. OH wow!! I am drooling!! I'd love for you to link up!!

  3. yum! This looks incredible! I am going to have bookmark this recipe and definitely make it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!