Monday, July 1

if you like pina coladas.... and getting caught in the rain... that song is in your head.
you're welcome.

i have an abundance of limes (thanks to my mama's tree that keeps on giving)
and the need for cake.
everything in moderation right?

so i adapted an Annabel Langbein recipe for passionfruit and coconut cake.

lime and coconut. a pina colada in cake form? why...yes please.

so with help of my trusty side-kick...

we got cracking...

and then i forgot to take pics of the cake making process...

but this is what came out of the oven after we ...

creamed together 90 gms softened butter and 3/4 cup sugar.
the added 2 at a time...
then a tsp vanilla essence.
and then 1 cup desiccated coconut and 1 1/4 cup self raising flour
and 1/2 cup of milk.
the zest of 1 1/2 limes was added and the juice from 1/2 a lime (we had pretty juicy limes)

pop it all in a greased and lined 20cm cake tin.
and i baked it for around 40 mins.

(and i guess if you want the full on pina colada experience pop half cup of crushed pineapple in the mix, eliminating half of the milk...)

let cool before the icing bit.

for the icing i softened about 50 gms butter and added around 1 cup (?? i just eyeballed it) of icing sugar...

then a sexy lime was zested and squeezed within an inch of it's life.
(and a splash of the pineapple juice if you are leaning that way :) )

an adornment of coconut and lime.

pretty cake and pretty flowers.
saved from the rose bushed before i attack...i mean..prune them.

such a delicious crumby cake. 
cake for the WIN!

a very good start to the monday.


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