Tuesday, January 3, 2012

happy cake // lime rum frosted

happy cake // lime rum frosted
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

happy cake // lime rum frosted
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

happy cake // lime rum frosted

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

happy cake // lime rum frosted
cake round bottoms lined with wax paper
 dusted with flour

happy cake // lime rum frosted
in goes the magnificent batter

happy cake // lime rum frosted
baked until golden

happy cake // lime rum frostedhappy cake // lime rum frosted
lime rum frosted & topped with unsweetened flaked coconut
oh yeah - boozy frosting
its the best
happy cake // lime rum frosted
happy cake // lime rum frosted

happy cake // lime rum frostedhappy cake // lime rum frosted
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

happy cake // lime rum frostedhappy cake // lime rum frosted

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

  • 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.

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

  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

  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!

  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 :-)

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

  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 :)

  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!!

  8. OMG... This cake looks fantastic!

  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!

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

  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

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

  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.

    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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