Tuesday, January 3, 2012

happy cake ~ lime rum frosted

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happy new year.happy 1 year anniversary sunday morning banana pancakes.happy birthday justin.

what does all this happiness mean for you and me? 

happy cake - lime rum frosted of course

there is a lot of happiness in january
so let us celebrate with this amazing cake



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this happy cake is very tropical
banana, coconut & coconut flour  = loveliness

i haven't busted out the coconut flour since the blueberry muffins
when i love something i have a tendency not to use it as i fear running out
that's just silly of course- it's not like i have the last bag of coconut flour on the planet
pretty sure sunflower has another bag patiently waiting for me

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mango nectar is quite amazing
the nectar adds a subtle sweetness to the cake
nothing like i've ever tasted before

believe me when i tell you
this cake is addicting

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cake round bottoms lined with wax paper
&
 dusted with flour

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in goes the magnificent batter

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baked until golden





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lime rum frosted & topped with unsweetened flaked coconut
 
oh yeah - boozy frosting
its the best
 
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prettiness all the way around
if you have children and prefer to leave the rum out of the frosting
feel free to drink the rum first then frost the cake
 




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put on a pretty dress & eat this pretty cake today!

Happy Cake ~ Lime Rum Frosted
serves 12

you will need:

for the cake:

  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup of cake flour sifted

    • to make your own cake flour: combine 3/4 cup AP flour + 1/4 cup cornstarch 

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup vegan butter, softened   
  • 1 cup mango nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
for the frosting:
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 tbsp softened butter
  • 1 nip of Captain Morgans lime spiked rum
    • 2 tbsp almond milk if not using rum
assembly:

  • preheat oven to 350°.
  • Lightly coat 2 (9-inch) round cake pans with butter; line bottom of pans with wax paper. Lightly coat wax paper with butter; dust pans with 1 tablespoon flour.
  • combine flour, baking powder, and salt; stir with a whisk. Place 1 1/2 cups sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed for 2 1/2 minutes or until well blended. beat in banana. add flour mixture and mango nectar alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla. pour batter into prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 22-28 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes on wire racks; remove from pans. Discard wax paper. Cool completely on wire racks.
  • To prepare frosting, add all ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed. place 1 cake layer on a serving plate, sprinkle with 2 tbsp coconut flakes and spread a thin layer of frosting over the top. Top with another cake layer.  spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake. top with 1 cup of coconut flakes.
enjoy!

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14 comments:

  1. Coconut, banana, mango and rum?! You just baked my ideal cake! Happy anniversary :)

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  2. The Captain Morgan Lime Bite is so so good; excellent choice for the frosting! I could go for a big thick slice of this cake right about now, since I'm going through withdrawal after swearing off of baked goods for a while (darn you, pants that don't fit after hogging out during the holidays!).

    PS - Not sure if this is against the rules or not, but I re-nominated your blog! http://heywhocutthecheese.blogspot.com/2012/01/liebster-award.html

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  3. Wait, how in the world did I miss this post??! And this cake is just gorgeous! My stepdad used to make this amazing coconut cake that I would spend hours eating and yours reminds me of it. I haven't had it in years and now it looks like I can eat it again :) AND I can totally convert this to be gluten free too. Eeeeeee!

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  4. Genevieve - I am so Glad you like the recipe, this cake is truly amazing!

    Lauren- You are so funny, thank you for the renomination! Justin and I ate the entire cake in 2 1/2 days it was that good...so much for laying off the sweets for me :-)

    Cara- Your comments never fail to make me smile, I hope this cake lives up to your Step Dads version! Have I told you lately how happy I am to have found you and your Blog :-)

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  5. This sounds terrific -- and I'm not even a vegan! I love the combination of flavors you've used!

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  6. I'm sure it will be BETTER, of course :) And a girl never tires hearing how she is liked :) hehe. So I will return the favor to you as well because honestly I love love love your blog! And the girl behind the scenes is rather neato too :)

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  7. @ Felicia - thanks for stopping by and for the lovely comment!

    @ Cara - as always you know how to make me smile - I can't wait for your Valentines Day Bake Off Challenge!

    I feel like I am preparing for the Iron Chef!!

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  8. OMG... This cake looks fantastic!

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  9. Omg.. gorgeous gorgeous and i am super loving the flavors! the mango nectar, coconut, lime and rum! happy blogoversary! i love your pictures and everything about your blog!

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    1. Thank you Richa!
      Best of luck with your recipe submission for Fork & Beans Valentines Day Bakeoff!!!

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  10. This cake is beautiful and would definitely make anyone who ate it happy - mango nectar, lime, coconut and bananas?
    I am always at your disposal :)

    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Thank you for stopping by for a visit - this had to be one of my favorite cakes that I have made yet!

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  11. Ce gâteau est parfait ! It has the perfect creamy look...wow! I will totally keep this recipe for a special occasion. It looks so good.

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    1. This had to be one of the most moist cakes I have ever made; a Friend and I made this cake and he said it was WONDERFUL and that boy has a serious sweet toothe :)

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