Lime and Coconut Bundt Cake for #BundtAMonth

Welcome to #BundtAMonth March, the virtual bundt-baking get together hosted by Baker Street and Cake Duchess.  The theme this month is TROPICAL so let’s get baking and transport ourselves to the islands, away from the doldrums of winter and into the fresh flavors or the tropics. Give this Lime and Coconut Bundt cake a try and you’ll be ready to book a vacation to a warm beach where you’ll sit with a pina colada in hand…but oh, I digress. Back to the cake!

Lime and coconut along with pineapple make this a special tropical flavored cake. I found the original recipe for Pineapple and Toasted Coconut Cake in Lauren Chattman’s book, Cake Keeper Cakes, and I adapted it slightly to include lime. I couldn’t get that “Coconut” song out of my head—Put the Lime in the Coconut and mix it all together—do you know that Harry Nilsson song from way back? It’s a catchy tune with good advice; lime and coconut go well together!

Ingredients (adapted from page 128 of Cake Keeper Cakes)
1 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
2 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
juice and zest of two limes
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup sugar
1 can pineapple tidbits, drained
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 Tablespoons lime juice
lime zest for garnish

For the cake:
Prepare a bundt pan with baking spray and dust with flour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
1. Toast the coconut on an ungreased baking sheet for 3-5 minutes, tossing gently so that it does not burn.
2. In one bowl mix the eggs, sour cream, vanilla, lime and lime zest.
3. In another bowl combine the dry ingredients—flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt.
4. Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl with a mixer for a few minutes. Alternate adding small amounts of the egg mixture then the flour mixture until all is incorporated. Fold in the pineapple and the coconut.
5. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 1 hour. Let the cake cool completely in the Bundt pan before turning it out onto a serving plate. (yes, leave it there until cool and THEN invert it, it will work like a charm!)
Glaze: whisk the lime juice and confectioners sugar until smooth. Let the glaze rest for 5-10 minutes then pour it over the cake. Garnish with lime zest.

Here’s how you can join #BundtaMonth:
– Bake your Bundt for March following the theme – Tropical.
– Post it before March 31, 2013.
– Use the #BundtaMonth hashtag in your title. (For ex: title should read – #BundtaMonth: Chocolate Cinnamon Bundt)
– Add your entry to the Linky tool below
– Link back to both Lora and Anuradha’s announcement posts.

Here are some beautiful Bundts from the group this month:
Bananas Foster Bundt by Anita from Hungry Couple
Blue Hawaiian Bundt Cake by Tara from Noshing With The Nolands
Chocolate Bundt With Coconut Cream Cheese Filling by Karen from In The Kitchen With KP
Caramelized Mango Tropical Bundt Cake by Paula from Vintage Kitchen
Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake by Kim from Cravings Of A Lunatic
Coconut and Rum Tea Cake by Anuradha from Baker Street
Coconut Banana Bundt Cake with Rum Glaze by Lora from Cake Duchess
Coconut Bundt Cake by Holly from A Baker’s House
Coconut Lime Bundt Cake by Kate from Food Babbles
Hummingbird Bundt Cake by Heather from Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks
Hummingbird Bundt Cake by Jennie from The Messy Baker Blog
Lime Glazed Bundt Cake by Carrie from Poet In The Pantry
Mini Pineapple Bundt Cakes with White Chocolate Ganache by Alice from Hip Foodie Mom
Pina Colada Bundt Cake by Renee from Magnolia Days
Pineapple Bundt with Kuih Tat Filling by Stacy from Food Lust People Love
Strawberry and Banana Bundt Cake by Veronica from My Catholic Kitchen
Vanilla Orange Bundt Cake with a Hint of Coconut by Laura from The Spiced Life
White Chocolate Guava Cake by Kim from Ninja Baking
Let’s see what you have been baking, link up here!

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  1. says

    Years ago my son and I competed in a Crisco All-American Pie competition with a Lime in the Coconut pie. We didn’t win, but we thought we should have. These are unbeatable flavors. I would love a slice of this cake right now.

  2. says

    I’m here in Seattle where it’s raining and cold so I totally need to be transported today! Love that you used lime, coconut and pineapple! Oh wasn’t the pineapple in the bundt amazing?! Love this recipe!

  3. says

    The song popped into my head as soon as I read your title. It is a great combination of flavors plus sweet and tart. Great cake to share for the tropical event.

  4. says

    I have been wanting to get that cake book (I do need another baking book and bundt pan;)Holly, your bundts are always so pretty. LOVE this flavor combo. Thank you for baking with our #BundtaMonth group:)

    • says

      Oh yes, this is a great cake book to have, so many ideas for all types of cakes. Thanks for organizing us all for another great month of baking! It’s so much fun to think of ideas for next month already!

  5. says

    You and I were on the same wavelength with coconut and lime this month but I LOOOOVE that you added pineapple to yours! What a great idea! Now I want to make your version. It sounds super tropical.

  6. says

    That bundt looks awesome. Lime and coconut would have been my first choice for this month, except one of my children hates coconut. Alas. So I was afraid to do anything too coconut. I will have to live vicariously through posts like yours lol…

  7. says

    I think I will rename this, “Caribbean Vacation” cake. :) I think we could all use a slice of Caribbean vacation right about now. The tropical flavors sound so good together and the cake is so pretty with the sprinkle of lime zest. Thanks!

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