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Monday, 9 June 2008

She Put De Lime into De Coconut


Oh yes, she put de lime into de coconut.......

After my last post of rainy days and Macaroons, this weekend has been glorious with warm sunshine just as summer should be. Sipping ice cold drinks on the patio and basking in the rays of the sun for a short while before venturing inside to watch a little television. Delia Smith’s Summer Collection was airing on UKTV Food channel yesterday and I watched again avidly as she made her “Coconut & Lime Cake”. I kept promising myself I would bake this and never got around to it. Being yet again another glorious day today, I thought I’d bring a little of the tropics into my kitchen with Delia’s Coconut and Lime cake. I must have had this recipe bookmarked for over ten years to bake since this cake first came to my attention!




Making the sponge was a simple affair of an all in one method, nothing could be simpler than this with a little bit of added baking powder for the rise of the sponge and it worked out perfectly. The sponge has a really lovely soft crumb base to my surprise with it being an all –in-one method. For the icing it called for segmenting the lime slices and collecting all the juice to add to the sifted icing sugar. The lime cuts through the sweetness of the icing perfectly to balance it out with a slight sucking in of cheeks of mouth-watering citrus flavour, sheer divineness of you adore citrus flavours! If you care to put de lime into de coconut and bake a cake Delia’s recipe can be found [here].


I am sending this recipe off to Ruth at Ruth’s Kitchen Experiments for her Book Marked Recipes Event.

63 comments:

Cakelaw said...

LOL - great minds think alike - I made coconut and lime cupcakes for work last week that I have just posted about. This looks delicious.

Rosie said...

LOL - that is spooky :) I will be calling by to view *drool over* your cupcakes!!

Best wishes Rosie x

Nickki said...

Oh yum, that cake looks absolutely gorgeous Rosie! I've never tried making a lime cake before, I'm going to have to bookmark this recipe as well, thank you xx

Rosie said...

Hi Nickki, thank you!! It really is a lovely cake and so easy to make too :)

Rosie x

Priscilla said...

Yummy, that looks delicious! So summery looking!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That cake looks fabulous! A wonderful combination of flavors!

Cheers,

Rosa

Peter M said...

Oh that's just great...now I'll be singing Harry Belafonte all day....do I alt least get a slab of this cake?

Anna said...

WOW! That looks really stunning - well done!

Ruth Elkin said...

A perfect cake for a sunny day. I'll be dreaming about this one.

love the icing drips down the sides, looks fantastic!

Happy cook said...

Ha ha Rosie I have seen Delia making this years back and that time i was drooling, now i see it here i am still drooling over it

Donna said...

Gads this looks good!!! I'm in the mood for lime!!Happy cooking sweetie!!hughugs

Lori said...

I love lime and coconut together. Hard to get that song out of your head isnt it?

MrsB said...

rosie your cake looks delicous, i've never had coconut and lime today but I can just imagine how gorgeous it tastes, yum yum i love summer!

farida said...

I'll admit I've never combined lime with coconuts, but the combo sounds heavenly! Yummy looking cake !

Trekkie said...

Oooh, I made this cake a couple of weeks ago and it is FABULOUS.

Cakespy said...

GORGEOUS!! There used to be a bakery near where I live that had cookies that looked like this cake but in cookie form. But this looks like something that could revive my memories in a delicious way!!

Magnolia Wedding Planner said...

Darling lucky you!! you had a warm and sunny we..:-( i had rain and rain and rain..and cold..:-D
Gorgeous as ever honey this recipe..you are really the goddess of baking dear ;-)
Kisses
Silvia

tartasacher said...

Hello Rosie:

Delicious this cake of lima and coconut and wonderful the french macarons. You are so lovely. Thanks for your visits and comments. Best and whises

tartasacher said...

Oh, Rosie. Thanks for your comment in my post Cake Saint Honoré.

Also I'm love the ice cream. very delicious. Best and whises

Jeena said...

Oooh look at that fabulous icing. :-)

JillyB said...

Rosie, I'm so glad that you tried this as I think it's a fabulous cake and just right for a summer's day. Yours looks so fresh and tempting!

Bellini Valli said...

That is so funny that you should bake this cake at this very moment. I bookmarked this recipe yesterday to make a cream cake for Fathers Day. My dad lives far from here but it is for a Fathers Day post in his honour...it is actually for my daughter and I for our dinner tomorrow night:D

The Caked Crusader said...

I watched that at the weekend too!!

Does it make us insane foodies that when there's some sunshine, instead of going out and enjoying it, we are happy that there's a cookery programme on tv for such weather?

Rosie said...

Hi Priscilla, it really does shout out summer and such an easy recipe too :D

Hi rosa, thank you!! I just adore lime or any citrus fruit flavours :D

Hi Peter, I can hear you singing Harry Belafonte song ;) Of course you are welcome to a slice of this cake..

Hi Anna, awe thanks sweetie :D

Best wishes Rosie x

Dhanggit said...

lime and coconut....its a match made in heaven. I just love it!!

Rosie said...

Hi Ruth, once again thanks for running a great event !! Just loving baking my bookmarked recipes :D

Hi Happy, awe thanks !! I remember you saying you like to watch the cooking shows like I do and this cake of Delia’s is really lovely a must try :D

Hi Donna, awe thanks sweetie!! Just loved your b/fast post with those beautiful photos - hugshugs xox

Hi Lore, hahaha i was humming this tune as I was making this cake yesterday!! I do love lime & coconut together a great combo :D

Hi Mrs B, the combo is really lovely of lime & coconut I hope you try this one out :D I SO love summer time too!!

Best wishes Rosie x

Rosie said...

Hi farida, its a must try combo so very fresh tasting :D

Hi Trekkie, it’s a great cake isn’t it and I should have baked this well before now :D

Hi Cakespy, OMG cookies in lime & coconut how fabulous – you have given me an idea now how brilliant :D

Hi Silvia, oh no poor you rain and more rain – trying to make the most of the sun here before we have rain again too... Bless you for your lovely kind words hugshugs xoxox

Best wishes Rosie x

Rosie said...

Hi tartasacher, many thanks and as always just loving your blog with mouth-watering recipes :D I bow down to you on your Cake Saint Honoré, I have always wanted to bake this one myself but don’t think it would be a patch on yours :D

Hi Jeena, awe thanks sweetie and lovely to *see* you :D

Hi Jilly, it really is a great cake and now one I will baking from on :D

Hi Val, now that is how good minds think a like lol I remember you saying your dad lives far away but what a wonderful gesture for Fathers Day for him – you are such a sweetie ... Enjoy your scrummy cake :D

Hi TCC, I know just what you mean glorious sunshine and watching cooking programmes lol No we’re not insane (well I don’t think so lol) .......


Many. many thanks all my 'dear' friends for calling by and also for all your very kind comments :D

Best wishes Rosie x

Grace said...

rosie. that is downright stunning! and what a terrific combination--nicely done! :)

Rosie said...

Hi Dhanggit, awe thanks sweetie one of my fav combos of flavours too :)

Hi Grace,you are so very kind - many thanks :)

Best wishes Rosie x

Gloria said...

Rosie this look amazing and tasty!!! so beauty dear, nice recipe!!! xxGloria

Y said...

That's one inviting looking cake. I love the fresh lime zest on top, and the way the icing hangs off the cake. Mouthwatering! :)

Kevin said...

Coconut and lime is a nice combo and your cake looks great! I like all of the lime zest on it.

Jerri said...

Rosie, this looks lovely!

nicisme said...

I've had the pleasure of eating that cake before and it's scrummy!
Love the top photo Rosie.

Margaret said...

That's a lovely cake. Delia does some wonderful cake recipes.
The cake looks brilliant. Mx

Rosie said...

Hi Gloria, awe thank you sweetie :) The flavour combo was lovely just right for a sunny day here in England :D

Hi Y, welcome to my little blog and lovely to *meet* you :D The icing has little chunks of fresh lime segments in and oh boy does that make it taste SO good!

Hi Kevin, awe thank you coming from a master baker yourself :D

Awe thanks Jerri – your such a sweetie :D

Hi Nic, it really is a lovely cake and glad to hear you’ve tried this one before, you know just how good it tastes :D

Hi M, Awe thanks !! I totally agree about Delia she has some wonderful recipes and a few more I have bookmarked to bake at some point.

Many, many thanks my ‘dear’ friends for calling by as always it is SO nice to *see* you!!

Best wishes Rosie x

Kelly-Jane said...

I'm a fan of this Delia cake too, it's just so delicious. Yours looks superb :)

Gigi said...

Coconut and lime is such a great combination. I love how you can see how beautiful the layers are on the sides!

Ivy said...

Lime and coconut! lovely combination and I love the photo as well. This is a recipe to bookmark.

Rosie said...

Hi K.J. awe thanks sweetie & this recipe of Delia’s I agree is brilliant :D

Hi Gigi, ahh many thanks!! lime & coconut I adore and a great combo as you so rightly say :)

Hi Ivy, you are SO kind as always sweetie – I can certainly vouch for this recipe of Delia’s and it’s a splendid keeper too stored in an airtight tin :)

Lovely to *see* you my ‘dear’ friends and thank you for calling by!

Best wishes Rosie x

Indigo said...

Bookmarked for ten years?! Looks like it was worth the wait at least. I love coconut in cakes far too much ^__^

Ivy said...

I have something for you at my blog.

Antonia said...

Great combination of flavours - this looks very tempting and summery!

Deborah said...

I love the lime and coconut combo, so this sounds like perfection to me!!

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Sounds like a great summer cake, Rosie!

Lore said...

This sounds like a winner combination Rosie!

RecipeGirl said...

Lime + Coconut = love. YUMMY post. The cake looks so delicious, and I just love the combo.

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Hi Rosie
I am just back from Delhi and I am drooling seeing these lovely coconut lime treats.. You create magic lady!!

culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

Stunning cake Rosie

xx

Linda F said...

Wow, Rosie, that looks so yummy, I have limes ripening on my tree right now and gagging for them to be ready so I can start making gorgeous cakes like this one!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Great flavor combo! Love the title too!

Happy cook said...

Hey rosie everything ok there . Not seen any delivious new post here .

Oh my! Apple pie! said...

Rosie I have tagged you, check my blog for details.

Ps that cake is wonderful.

Sally said...

Lookin' very good indeed, Rosie.
But I don't think it was Harry Belafonte that song. Was thinking Harry Neilson, Maybe wrong.
By the awy, you have been tagged by MOI.

Maria said...

Rosie this looks absolutely delish and the perfect cake to serve in during the summer months!

Maria
x

Cynthia said...

I can just imagine the aroma of the fresh lime and the taste with the coconut!

David Hall said...

Lime? Coconut? Cake? YES PLEASE!!!!

x

dabrah said...

Rosie, this looks delicious. I'll have to try it. I actually have a lime in my fridge.

Rosie said...

Thank you all So very much my ‘dear’ friends you are so kind :D Sorry I haven’t been around for a while, but I’m having a few health problems at the moment.

Hi Ivy, awe thank you sweetie I will be calling by very soon :D
HI Sally & Erica, many thanks for the tag will try and get this done soon :D

Hi Happy, awe you are such a sweetie to think of me, I am having some tests run at the moment and a little under the weather. Thanks for asking :D

Hi Swati – wow I hope you had a great time in Delhi :D

Many thanks for calling by and for all your much appreciated comments – you really are all so very kind!!

Best wishes Rosie x

Rhyleysgranny said...

I have printed this off. I love these all in /one pound cake recipes. Yours look wonderful. I can't wait to make this.
xxx

Rhyleysgranny said...

I commented a couple of days ago I don't know what happened. Anyway this looks an amazing cake and I am going to bake it today. I do not have the dried coconut milk powder but I expect it will be fine without. Thank you Rosie as always your cakes look amazing xxx

Rosie said...

Thank you granny and I hope you enjoyed baking this cake. I am sure just a touch of milk would be fine instead of dried coconut milk.

best wishes Rosie x