The Best Coconut Lime Cake

By Sarah
February 14, 2022

This coconut lime cake is absolutely delicious. This coconut lime cake is the perfect blend of sweet and tart flavor. It is infused with lime flavor in the form of fresh lime juice and lime zest.

It also gets its flavor from coconut flour, coconut milk, and toasted coconut. Nevertheless, before we get to the coconut lime cake, let’s talk about the health benefits of the star ingredients. 

Health Benefits Of Coconut  

Coconut milk consists of fat, carbohydrates, water, ash, and proteins such as albumin, globulin, prolamin, and glutelin. In addition to this, coconut endosperm can also determine the total phenol content of coconut oil. Phenols are responsible for the antioxidant properties of coconut milk.

Antioxidants are superstars for human health because they can prevent free radical damage. Free radicals are bad for the body.

They are associated with several diseases such as age-related dementia, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer. Moreover, antioxidants may delay aging, keeping you looking young and fresh as well as reverse preceding damage. Furthermore, drinking a glass of coconut milk along with consuming antioxidant-rich foods like pecans, blueberries, or cranberries can enhance immunity and repair damaged cells in the body. 

On the other hand, consuming coconut oil may protect the body against viruses and infections. Coconut oil contains medium chain saturated fatty acids, which are also found in breast milk.

Specifically, both breast milk and medium chain saturated fatty acids contain lauric acid. The body metamorphosizes lauric acid into monolaurin, which has antiviral and antibacterial properties that destroy several disease-causing organisms. In addition to this, lauric acid can also decrease cholesterol and triglyceride levels, lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke risks. 

Coconut lime cake on a plate garnished with lime slices and toasted coconut.

Health Benefits Of Lime

Like thier sibling lemons, limes contain many health benefits. Limes can be used to treat scurvy. Scurvy is a disease triggered by a vitamin C deficiency. Symptoms of scurvy include cracked lips, swollen and bleeding gums, recurring cough or cold infections, and tongue and mouth ulcers. 

Limes contain abundant amounts of vitamin C that can prevent scurvy. Soldiers and sailors consumed limes to prevent scurvy in the past.

At that time, scurvy brought about the same fear and anxiety we experienced due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, in the same way, everyone started taking supplements to boost thier immunity; soldiers and sailors were given limes to ward off scurvy. 

Whether you consume lime juice or lime oil or apply it externally, it is beneficial to skin health. These benefits are in part because of lime’s rich concentrations of vitamin C and flavonoids.

Both compounds have antioxidant, antibiotic, and disinfectant properties, which rejuvenate the skin, neutralize body odor, protect against infections, and lighten the skin. Additionally, when lime juice or lime oil is applied topically, the acid can remove dead skin cells and cure rashes, dandruff, or wounds. You can even create a soothing bath by adding a bit of lime juice or lime oil to your bathwater. 

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Tips For Making Coconut Lime Cake

Yes, this coconut lime cake is easy to make. However, use these tips to ensure you get the best coconut lime cake. First, use room temperature eggs.

This coconut lime cake recipe uses coconut oil instead of butter. Coconut oil becomes solid at 76°F. Let your eggs come to room temperature after removing them from the fridge.

Using eggs as soon as you take them out of the fridge will create clusters of coconut oil in the cake batter. Alternatively, to prevent the coconut oil from clumping up, you can use butter instead of coconut oil. 

Second, allow the coconut lime cake batter to sit for 5 minutes before pouring it into the prepared loaf pan. Allowing the batter to sit will give the coconut flour time to absorb the liquid in the batter and create a better consistency and texture. 

Coconut Lime Cake

Recipe by SarahCourse: Dessert, Gluten-Free, Keto, RecipesDifficulty: Medium
Servings

10

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

50

minutes
Calories

177

kcal
Total time

1

hour 

5

minutes

Coconut and lime are an irresistible combination. This coconut lime cake features coconut flour, coconut milk, toasted coconut, fresh lime juice, and lime zest, and it is topped with a lime glaze.

Ingredients

  • For the coconut lime cake:
  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • zest of 2 limes

  • 1/2 cup room temperature coconut milk

  • juice of 1 lime

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce

  • 1 cup stevia

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded toasted coconut

  • For the coconut lime icing:
  • 1 cup sugar-free powdered sugar substitute

  • juice of 1 lime

  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded toasted coconut

Directions

  • Program your oven to 350°F, then spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and line it with parchment paper.
  • Whisk the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, salt, and lime zest in a bowl.
  • Whisk the stevia, eggs, coconut oil, apple sauce, lime juice, coconut milk, vanilla extract, and lime zest in a bowl.
  • Add the almond and coconut flour mixture to the wet ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Fold in the toasted coconut, then pour the coconut lime cake batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake the coconut lime cake for 45-50 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Allow the coconut lime cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To make the coconut lime icing, whisk the powdered sugar substitute and lime juice in a bowl until it is your desired consistency.
  • Pour the icing over the lime coconut cake and garnish it with the toasted coconut.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Video

Notes

  • NUTRITION: Calories: 177 | Carbohydrates: 60.8g| Fiber: 5.1 |Protein: 4.7g | Fat: 13.3g | Saturated Fat: 9.1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 230mg | Sugar: 26.1g | Vitamin D: 5mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1mg
  •  NUTRITIONAL INFO DISCLAIMER: The nutritional values presented above are only estimates. I don’t have a medical background, nor am I a registered dietitian or certified nutritionist. Therefore, nutritional information shown on foodandmoodcreations.com should only be used as a general guideline.
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