Sunday, 12 August 2012

Frosted Lime, Coconut and Strawberry Cake.

I have been scouring the net for the perfect summer cake, one which would in-cooperate English strawberries. Although I have quite a collection of cookbooks, I wanted a fresh recipe, something new, something inspiring. I scoured the BBC Good Food and the Daily Mail's website for a perfect summer inspired recipe. What caught my eye for this recipe is the combination of lime - (love), coconut (love) and strawberries (love love love) so this cake quickly came a must bake recipe.
I thought I would share the end result first and show a step-by-step account of what and how I made the cake.
Here is a slice of the lovely cake:

This is quite simply a basic sponge cake with added lime, and for some reason my sponge cake turns out well but sometimes my chocolate cake turns out crumbly. This is my sponge mixture - it was hard not to eat the mixture.

I forgot to take pictures of the sponge as they were cooling, but here is a picture of a layer of cake covered with cream cheese frosting.

I've been baking quite a few cakes with cream cheese and I like, a nice change to butter cream.

This is the end result of the cake, the recipe suggested that the dessicated coconut should be toasted, but I really didn't have the time or effort or patience to do this, so I just sprinkled over the cake. I halved the strawberries and placed firmly on top. Maybe next time if I was to make this cake again, I would perhaps add some berries to go alongside the strawberries.
The recipe for the cake can be found here: Frosted lime, coconut and strawberry cake

I am sharing this recipe to Love Cake over at Jibber Jabber UK, hosted by Ness. This month's theme is Step into Spring, fresh flavours inspired by this season. As my cake contains strawberries which is now appearing in the shop, I am more than happy to share in this challenge.

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