Thursday, April 14

Baby's got a new bundt pan! (and a new recipe too: Lime & Coconut Cake)

I know this may sound silly, but I've really wanted a bundt pan for a while now. 
It's just one of those things every household should have.

Well i finally got one.
And guess what I made? A bundt cake.
But not a normal one, of course.... I took a classic recipe for an almond cake and added some lime & coconut, and the results were magnificent!

Read on for the recipe...

Lime & Coconut Almond Cake
1 cup sugar
1 1/3 cups blanched slivered almonds
4 eggs
250 grams butter, softened
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
rind from 1 lime + 1 Tbs lime juice
1 cup shredded coconut
icing sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a food processor, grind almonds and sugar. Add butter and process until creamy, then add in eggs, flour, baking powder, lime juice & rind and process until you have a smooth batter. Finally, mix in the coconut. 
Spoon batter into a greased bundt pan and bake for approximately 40 minutes (or until an inserted toothpick/cake tester comes out clean).
Allow to cool completely in pan, then invert onto serving dish. Dust with icing sugar. 


Heather said...

So pretty, and delicious I'm sure. I'm glad you got the kitchen tool you've been thinking about! I've never thought about a bundt pan but now I am!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

sounds and looks so good- I love how you put the lime with the coconut what a great combination.

Yasmeen said...

you read my mind! i have a lime-coconut cake that i used to make, and just unearthed the recipe again. your version looks spot-on.

maybe i'll try yours as an homage instead, since you got to it first :)

Monique said...

Oh boy this looks yummy. My fiance's granny is 90 years old she gave us her bundt pan...I should really put it to use! You're inspiring me. Lime and coconut is just splendid!

Tash said...

This looks amazing! The flavors sound so yum, I will have to give this recipe a try. Congrats on the new bundt pan, not silly one bit :)

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

OMG that looks so delicious .... your photos are wonderful.... I am so hungry now... wish I had just one slice!

christine, just bella said...

I love bundt cakes! My Nana always makes them and there is something so delicious and nostalgic about them. I love the crispy edges - every piece is a corner piece!

Sweet Pea (formerly Alice) said...
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Sweet Pea (formerly Alice) said...

Yummy! That lime and coconut combo sounds amazing!
I'm totally linking this post in my weekend links and will try it, once I find a bundt pan. :)
Just a Silhouette

Tiffany Kadani said...

Yummy and perfect timing as the weather gets warmer. awesome photos!

Anonymous said...

Looks very pretty and delicious - lovely photos too.

heather said...

oh yum yum yum! i so agree with you on every household needing a bundt cake pan. i would add a springform pan to that! i still don't have either (and never have), so i can't wait to get those! plus your recipe and finished product look divine! good on ya :) happy weekend!

Erin said...

Every well stocked kitchen should have a bundt pan! Also, I adore the cake stand that you served it on.

Crazy Sweet Life (Brianna) said...

Oh this looks sooo delicious! I've been meaning to get a good bundt pan too!

Unknown said...

wow looks amazing

Ash said...

How much butter do you use??

Lady Grey said...

oups! Just corrected the recipe... it's 250grams butter, softened.
Sorry about that!

Anonymous said...

250F oven temp? Seems a little low... is this correct?

Lady Grey said...

Sorry about the typo... 350 degrees!