Lime & Coconut Icebox Cake with Fresh Whipped Cream recipe combines the ever popular Icebox Pie with a layer cake. This dessert is cool and refreshing. Spiked with tropical flavors of citrus and coconut this makes a tasty hot weather dessert.
I made this white cake from scratch. If you prefer, you can just as easily use a white cake mix. It will still be delicious.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 2 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup coconut water unsweetened
- 2/3 cup milk
- 3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
- juice of one lime about 1 T
- 6 large egg whitesLime Filling:
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 3 Tablespoon butter
- 1 Tablespoon lime zestHomemade Whipped Cream
- 1 pint heavy cream
- 2 Tablespoon confectioners sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/3 cup flaked coconut
Beat butter and shortening at medium speed until fluffy; add sugar and cream until fluffy.
Combine coconut water and milk. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Add butter mixture alternately with milk mixture. Begin and end with flour mixture. Add lime zest and juice.
Beat egg whites at medium speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form; fold in to batter.
Pour batter into a 9x13 pan.
Bake at 350 degrees 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden skewer inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pan 10 minutes.
Remove cake from pan onto a wire rack. Cool completely.
Whisk 3/4 c milk and 1/4 c cornstarch in a 3 quart heavy saucepan, whisking until cornstarch dissolves. Add sweetened condensed milk and eggs until blended. Whisk in lime juice.
Boil 1 minute, whisking constantly or until mixture thickens. Remove from heat. Whisk in butter and lime zest. Pour filling into a bowl and place bowl in a larger bowl filled with ice. Stir until cold about 10 minutes.
Cut cake horizontally into 2 equal parts. Spread lime filling on bottom layer. Replace top. Spread Whipped Topping over entire cake and sprinkle coconut over topping.
In a large bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks are just about to form. Beat in vanilla and sugar until peaks form. Stop. Do not over-beat, cream will become lumpy and butter-like. Sprinkle 1/4 c flaked coconut on top.