Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Key Lime and Coconut White Chocolate Pound Cake

This pregnancy I have been obsessed with all key lime desserts. I loved the mini cheesecakes so much I decided to try my hand at a key lime cake. I made this for my mom's birthday while we were on vacation, and it was a huge hit with everyone.  It was also easy to make because it uses a box pound cake mix- minimal measuring is always good!  I love the addition of white chocolate in the cake mix and the coconut in the icing, they both give the cake extra flavor and pair perfectly with the lime juice!  I made this cake in the bundt cake pan and it cooked perfectly it was just a touch thin, next time I may make the cake in the bread pans instead.   The loaf of bread would make a great hostess gift, but the cake is great as well for a birthday party.
Enjoy and trust me you won't be able to stop at just one slice.  I was eating the leftover icing by the spoonful with my second slice of cake.

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Pound Cake:
1 – 16 oz. box Betty Crocker Pound Cake Mix
2/3 c. water
¼ c. butter, softened
2 eggs
2 tsp. Key lime juice
1 tsp. Key lime zest
1 – 3.5 oz. White Chocolate Bar finely chopped

1 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. Key lime juice
1-2 tbs. milk
¼ c. shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour 4 miniature loaf pans or bundt cake pan and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, water, butter, eggs, Key lime juice, and lime zest.  Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy and the lumps are all gone.  Stir in white chocolate pieces.  Pour evenly into prepared pans.

Bake 28-30 minutes in mini loaf pans or bundt cake pan.  Remove from oven cool 10 minutes in pan.  Remove cakes from pan and cool completely on rack.

In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, Key lime juice, and milk.  Whisk until smooth.  Drizzle evenly over cooled cakes.  Sprinkle with shredded coconut, and serve.

*we just mixed the coconut in with the icing and drizzled over the cake**


Kyle Rattigan said...

Why do you do this to me?!!! Ha! LOVE!! You know anything key lime is up my alley. Definitely going to make. : )

Natalie said...

Ohh this looks amazing!

Paula Jean | Sea Island Drive said...

Key lime is always my favorite! I will have to try this one. I've been meaning to make this one from Southern Living all summer, but it hasn't happened yet...

Jill said...

yum!! the last thing I should be doing is making desserts but this one looks irresistible

Miranda said...

This looks yummy! I am a key lime addict and can eat a lime, plain, atleast 3x a week...this is a must try and I may do that this weekend!

Hosting a giveaway :)

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

Going to have to make this for Matt. He loves coconut!

Christina said...

awesome picture!

Alicia xoxxo said...

YUM!!!! You had me at key lime. Will def be making this.

Playground Prepster said...

I was obsessed with key lime desserts with my second as well! And bagels! Before I would have picked anything chocolate... and now after having him, I still loooooove key lime!

natasha {schue love} said...

I think I just gained 10 pounds from reading that title!! ;)

Elizabeth said...

Argh! Why do you want me to get so fat? Well, I mean, I don't really cook anyway, but I will go out and buy a pound cake now :) xoxo

Stephanie said...

You should try the Chobani Key Lime Greek Yogurt. Key Lime isn't my favorite flavor in general but I like it well enough. The yogurt could almost convert me though.

Sandra said...

Came to this recipe via Pinterest and almost used it, but who wants to use a recipe for food that says things about DIRTY DIAPERS all over the page... eww, no thank you. Unpinned.