Lime Coconut Blossom Bundt Cake

Hi, I hope you’ll agree, this Lime Coconut Blossom Bundt Cake is so pretty?

One of my very best friends has recently celebrated her birthday. As she was away at the time I decided to bake her a cake upon her return.

Now this wonderful lady loves coconut and lime and most importantly cake!! So I knew what flavour to bake, I just had another, BIG decision to make.

I have a confession.

I’ve fallen in love with Bundt tins.

There I’ve said it!!

Lime Coconut Blossom Bundt Cake a beautiful birthday cake www.feastingisfun.com
Lime Coconut Blossom Bundt Cake a beautiful birthday cake www.feastingisfun.com

 

They give such amazing beauty and detail to cakes, without any extra effort from the baker. That’s got to be a good thing. Right??

Such is my admiration for them, I am now the proud owner of 6 new Bundt tins – as well as the 3 I already owned. Some may call it an obsession, I prefer – variety!!

Each tin is different. One is heart shaped, another square and the one I chose for my friend is called Blossom.

Lime Coconut Blossom Bundt Cake the lime drizzle perfectly compliments the coconut based cake www.feastingisfun.com
Lime Coconut Blossom Bundt Cake the lime drizzle perfectly compliments the coconut based cake www.feastingisfun.com

 

Depending on how you look at it, the tin has layers of petals or leaves. I’m not really fussed wht they are (petals I think – I know I’ve just contradicted myself!!), just that the tin itself is beautiful.

I had these gorgeous, rice paper flowers and simply knew they were going on the cake. That and green glitter. My friend’s favourite colour. A gorgeous lime green that totally complemented the lime drizzle I used to decorate the cake.

You, of course can use whatever decorations you like. The drizzle on it’s own looked absolutely beautiful on this Lime Coconut Blossom Bundt Cake. Or tiny little sugar paste flowers on each of the petals.

Yes I’ve decided they are petals!!

Lime Coconut Blossom Bundt Cake it tastes as good as it looks www.feastingisfun.com
Lime Coconut Blossom Bundt Cake it tastes as good as it looks www.feastingisfun.com

 

For a child, firstly I would definitely leave out the Malibu, then I would love to put little fairies, peeking out from under the flowers. Ooh let your creative imagination run wild!!

 

Recipe : Makes one Lime Coconut Blossom Bundt Cake

275g/10oz Unsalted Butter at room temperature (plus a little extra for greasing the tin)

275g/10oz Caster Sugar

5 Large Eggs – I use free range

275g/10oz Plain White Flour

2 1/2 tsp Baking Powder

1/4 tsp Salt

100g/4oz Dessicated Coconut

3Tbsp Malibu – coconut flavoured rum (can substitute with milk)

2 Limes

200g/7oz Icing Sugar

Rice paper flowers, green edible glitter, or decorations of your choice.

Method : Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan

If not using a Bundt tin, grease and line a 10″ springform cake tin.

This is the Nordicware Blossom Bundt Tin
This is the Nordicware Blossom Bundt Tin which I used.

 

Using a pastry brush and some melted butter completely grease the inside of the Bundt tin.
Using a pastry brush and some melted butter completely grease the inside of the Bundt tin.

 

Cream the butter and sugar together, until pale and fluffy.
Cream the butter and sugar together, until pale and fluffy.

 

Starting and finishing with the sifted dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and salt), add one third of the dry ingredients, whilst slowly mixing.

Next add half of the eggs (I pop them in a small jug and lightly mix them first), continuing to mix on a low speed.

Repeat again and then add the last third of the dry ingredients and mix in.

Zest 2 limes. Either using a zester, which gives long, thin, green strips, or by finely grating the zest.

Add the Malibu or milk to the bowl and mix in.

Add the coconut and lime zest. Fold into the cake batter.
Add the coconut and lime zest. Fold into the cake batter.

 

Spoon the cake batter into the Bundt tin. Rap the tin on the work surface a couple of times, this will release any trapped air bubbles
Spoon the cake batter into the Bundt tin. Rap the tin on the work surface a couple of times, this will release any trapped air bubbles.

 

Place the tin into te preheated oven and bake for an hour, or until a skewer, inserted into the deepest part of the cake, comes out clean.

Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool completely in the tin.

Lime Coconut Blossom Bundt Cake turn the cake out onto a baking rack.
Lime Coconut Blossom Bundt Cake turn the cake out onto a baking rack.

 

Lime Coconut Blossom Bundt Cake place the cake on a board or cake stand.
Lime Coconut Blossom Bundt Cake place the cake on a board or cake stand.

 

Place the icing sugar into a bowl. Juice the limes and then add enough juice to the icing sugar to form a glaze that just drips from a spoon – I needed all the juice from both limes.

Lime Coconut Blossom Bundt Cake drizzle the lime glaze over the cake. www.feastingisfun.com
Lime Coconut Blossom Bundt Cake drizzle the lime glaze over the cake. www.feastingisfun.com

 

Lime Coconut Blossom Bundt Cake place the flowers onto the cake, dabbing the base of each one with glaze to hold it. Then get sprinkling with glitter! www.feastingisfun.com
Lime Coconut Blossom Bundt Cake place the flowers onto the cake, dabbing the base of each one with glaze to hold it. Then get sprinkling with glitter! www.feastingisfun.com

 

This cake, just on it’s own, straight out of the Bundt pan, is stunning. Just a few extra decorations sends it completely over the top.

I hope that you agree?

 

Lime Coconut Blossom Bundt Cake sing Happy Birthday and cut into this beautiful cake. www.feastingisfun.com
Lime Coconut Blossom Bundt Cake sing Happy Birthday and cut into this beautiful cake. www.feastingisfun.com

 

I hope I’ve encouraged you to give Bundt pans a try?

The general rules are, make sure the pan is properly greased and never fill it more than 3/4 full of cake batter.

I would love to know if you are a Bundt cake baker?

Here are some other Bundt cakes I have baked:

Crazy Caramel Carrot Cake

Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake

I really enjoy reading your comments and would love to hear what you think of this Lime Coconut Blossom Bundt Cake?

Sammie x

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Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake

Hello, welcome to my blog. I’m back after a couple of weeks off with our family, during which we celebrated our eldest daughter’s 16th birthday – erm where did those years go?? Anyway, I digress! It was a wonderful holiday, especially as we were joined by family for a few days over the birthday celebrations. So I took my spring form cake tin with me – doesn’t everyone?? Star had a maltesers ice cream cake on her birthday, which was knockout! Buuutt now we’re home and there are other family members to celebrate Star’s birthday, so, knowing her favourite cake is Chocolate Marble and she’s not a big fan of icing, I decided to change up my usual Chocolate Marble Cake  recipe and make her a Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake. Ooh you are going to be so pleased I came up with this cake!!

Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake - feastingisfun.com
Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake – feastingisfun.com

 

See – I thought you’d be pleased. This is the second recipe I have made where I use plain flour and add the baking powder seperately. I also guessed all the quantities for the size of cake (I mean, I did have a rough idea!!). This Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake was a complete success, both visually and in the taste department.

Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake - drizzled with chocolate and sprinkled with edible gold stars.
Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake – drizzled with chocolate and sprinkled with edible gold stars.

 

Most importantly to me though was that the birthday girl herself liked it. Tick box – result!! This cake has a wonderfully moist texture, resulting in most of it being consumed on the day of baking. The drizzled chocolate adds different flavours and texture, overall this cake is a stunner. Perfect as a Celebration cake.

Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake - each slice shows the beautiful marbling.
Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake – each slice shows the beautiful marbling.

 

I absolutely am falling in love with Bundt cake pans. Who wouldn’t?? They give such beautiful detail to the baked cake. I was very tempted to put Maltesers into the little dimples on the cake, but thought that it looked better with just the drizzled chocolate. However, if I was baking my Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake I absolutely would – maybe sprinkling a few crushed Maltesers over the top as well?? The possibilities with decorating a Bundt cake are endless, as the cake shape lends itself to all sorts of ideas, including leaving the cake plain.

This is the Bundt tin I used.
This is the Bundt tin I used.

 

Soo gorgeous I know. I’m even toying with the idea of making a jelly in it – can you imagine?? Have you ever tried making a jelly in a Bundt tin? I’m guessing you’d have to lightly oil the inside of the pan with a flavouless oil, but I think it could totally work. I’ll keep you posted!

Anyway enough about glorious Bundt pans and onto how to make this cake!!

Firstly the Bundt pan dimensions are 23.5cm (9″) wide x 11cm (4.5″) deep. The pan holds 3 litres (5.3 UK pints).

Recipe :

25g/1 oz Butter – melted

275g/10 oz Unsalted Butter at room temp

275g/10 oz Caster Sugar

1/4 tsp Salt

2 tsp Vanilla Extract

5 Large Eggs – free range

275g/10 oz Plain White Flour

2.5 tsp Baking Powder

80mls/3fl oz Milk – Whole or Semi Skimmed

3 tbsp Cocoa Powder

Method : Preheat oven to 175C/160C fan

 

Using a pastry brush, ensure the inside of the Bundt tin is covered in melted butter.
Using a pastry brush, ensure the inside of the Bundt tin is covered in melted butter.
Whisk the sugar, butter, salt and vanilla extract until light and creamy.
Whisk the sugar, butter, salt and vanilla extract until light and creamy.

 

Crack all the eggs into a jug. Sift the flour and baking powder together in a separate bowl. Starting with the dry ingredients add a third to the butter mixture, followed by half of the eggs, beating gently to incorporate the ingredients. Repeat this step. Finish by adding the final third of the dry ingredients and beating to mix. Add the milk and mix to incorporate.

Give the ingredients a good mix with a spatula to ensure everything is well incorporated.
Give the ingredients a good mix with a spatula to ensure everything is well incorporated.

 

Remove half of the cake batter to a separate bowl. This will be the vanilla part of the cake.

Add the cocoa to half of the cake batter. Mix well to incorporate.
Add the cocoa to the remaining half of the cake batter. Mix well to incorporate.
You are now ready to start building your Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake.
You are now ready to start building your Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake.
Place scoops (I used a dessert spoon) of alternating vanilla/chocolate batter in the Bundt tin.
Place scoops (I used a dessert spoon) of alternating vanilla/chocolate batter into the Bundt tin.
Now place a scoop of chocolate batter on top of the vanilla, repeating with both batters so they alternate throughout the cake.
Now place a scoop of chocolate batter on top of the vanilla, repeating with both batters so they alternate throughout the cake.
Using a wooed spoon handle, gently swirl it through the batter. This will give the marbled effect once baked.
Using a wooden spoon handle, gently swirl it through the batter. This will give the marbled effect once baked.

 

Please don’t worry if you think there is not enough batter for the pan (I worried!!), this cake rises beautifully.

Place the cake pan in the middle of the oven and bake for 50-55 minutes.

Test with a skewer (I used a bamboo BBQ one!) by inserting it through the deepest part of the cake. The cake is baked when a skewer comes out clean. Once cooked remove the cake pan from the oven.

Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake - allow to cool in the tin for 15 mins.
Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake – allow to cool in the tin for 15 mins.

 

After cooling for 15 minutes turn your cake out onto a cooling rack. Stand back and admire your beautiful piece of art, I mean cake!! Allow to fully cool.

Melt the white and milk chocolate in separate bowls. I use the microwave, use whichever method you feel most comfortable with.

NOTE : White chocolate is easy to over heat. So go easy on the nuking! I speak from experience!!

Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake - once cooled melt the chocolate ready to decorate your cake!
Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake – once cooled melt the chocolate ready to decorate your cake!
Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake - drizzle over the melted chocolate.
Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake – drizzle over the melted chocolate.

 

Using a teaspon gently drizzle, first the white and then the milk chocolate over the cake – soo pretty.

Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake - for extra sparkle I showered the cake with edible gold stars!
Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake – for extra sparkle I showered the cake with edible gold stars!

 

This Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake is a real show stopper – I had to stop myself adding gold candles, but that would totally work.

Perfect for birthdays, celebrations, get-me-through-the-day, this cake has the WOW factor and demands to be shared amongst friends, family, neighbours, work colleagues – in fact anyone would have their day brightened with the gift of this cake.

Do you bake cakes to share – just because it’s a wonderful thing to do?

Happy baking.

Sammie x

 

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