Sunday, 11 March 2012

Lime & Coconut Cake




You may notice that this is the first loaf cake that I have done on this blog and there is a good reason for this: my sister is the taker, collector and keeper of loaf tins! She will of course deny this, but let me lay out the evidence.

Exhibit A - I can't find any of my loaf tins, even though I have bought at least 2 of my own.

Exhibit B - Strangely, she has a zillion loaf tins, maybe even 6, some of which look exactly like my missing ones. And if we are honest with ourselves, no normal person has a zillion loaf tins!

Exhibit C - We often share baking equipment and I often forget when I lend her stuff.

Exhibit D - I'm sure she did it!

She has of course strongly denied this accusation, claiming that I should look after my tins rather than accusing her of harbouring borrowed goods. But I have a blog. Plus I'm right. And I'm 80% sure of it!


Anyways, I 'borrowed' one of the (my own) loaf tins to recreate a cake that I made for Havana Santiago: a Lime and Coconut Cake adapted from a recipe by NestlĂ©. 

I always have a bit of trouble making an icing glaze and I honestly have no reason why something so simple has eluded me thus far. It always turns out looking too watery and a lot like something that really shouldn't be on a cake....

I digress, I decided to use the leftover condensed milk from a standard tin (397g) and jazz it up with some lime juice. It worked really well and tasted great but you need to pipe it if you want the lines or maybe warm it slightly as it's quite thick. I'd compare it to a sort of sweet custard, lovely :).



This cake is a lovely afternoon tea cake, not as rich as some of the cupcakes and things that I usually bake. If you would like to try it, I have put the recipe here; 


Ingredients

Cake:

  • 175g (6oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 300g (10½oz) Condensed Milk
  • 55g (2oz) desiccated coconut
  • finely grated zest and juice 1 lime
  • 175g (6oz) self-raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt

Icing:

  • 90g (3oz) Condensed Milk
  • Lime zest and the juice ½ lime

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C, (150°C for fan ovens), Gas Mark 3.
  2. Grease and base line a 2lb loaf tin with baking parchment.
  3. Place all the cake ingredients together in a large bowl (or food processor) and beat until smooth and pale. Pour into the loaf tin and cover the top with a strip of baking parchment so that it doesn't get too brown whilst cooking. Bake for 55-65 minutes until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the cake. 
  4. Whilst the cake is cooling, make your glaze. Add the juice of 1/2 a lime to the condensed milk and mix thoroughly. When the cake is fully cooled, pipe the glaze on the top. You will need to pipe it as it is too thick to drizzle! Finally, sprinkle some lime zest on top to garnish.




You may be interested to know that I have also purchased another loaf tin to make more loafy type things. I think my next one will be a banana cake, that is so overdue!


Peace & Love


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14 comments:

  1. Wow! I will not attempt to defend myself against such ludicrous accusations, instead I shall feel content in my heart knowing that I speak the truth and tell you that you cake looks and tasted magnificent and it's possibly because you used my cake tins to bake them in xxx
    Ps I hope you find your MISPLACED loaf tins xxx

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    1. Haha, it's a good thing that you have so much cool equipment for me to borrow :)

      xx

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  2. This looks scrumptious! Loved the recipe and the photograph!! http://cosmopolitancurrymania.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I was certainly pleased with it! :)

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  3. sounds divine and your photos are as ever gorgeous x

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  4. Really beautiful!! What great flavorings!!!
    Mary x

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  5. This loaf/cake looks beyond amazing and so tropical-like. I would loveee a few slices of this right now even though it's 7am. Yum.

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  6. Oh wow, what a stunning picture! The recipe is equally mouth-watering. Shall try this recipe: saving this for the weekend!!

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  7. I love the idea of using the condensed milk in place of a glazed icing. I bet it was delicious, especially with the lime to cut through the sweetness - yummy!

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  8. Where do you get those little ruffly loaf liner pans? I need some! Btw, your sister is definitely a loaf pan thief!!

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  9. *papers! (for your pans)

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  10. Wow this looks delicious and such a good idea to use condensed milk in place of sugar. I LOVE condensed milk! Gorgeous photos too =)

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