Lime & Coconut Icebox Cake with Fresh Whipped Cream

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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.

Lime & Coconut Icebox Cake

I’m really pleased with how this came out. It’s a great alternative to Key Lime Pie for the summer.

Lime & Coconut Icebox Cake with Fresh Whipped Cream

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.

Wait until the cake is completely cool before frosting. For a more professional cake, remove the domes from the tops of the cake layers with a cake leveler or large serrated knife.

Frost with an offset spatula. This makes it really easy to get an even layer.

Lime & Coconut Icebox Cake

How to make this cake

First, you will make the cake layers. Always have your butter, milk, and eggs at room temperature before you begin mixing the ingredients together. This will make for a fluffier cake.

While the cake is baking you can make the lime filling. This process is similar to make lemon or lime curd.

Next, make the frosting. Use caution and don’t overbeat.

Wait until the cake is completely cool before frosting. For a more professional cake, remove the domes from the tops of the cake layers with a cake leveler or large serrated knife. Using aoffset spatula makes it really easy to get an even layer of frosting.

Lime & Coconut Icebox Cake

Lime & Coconut Icebox Cake

Lime & Coconut Icebox Cake with Fresh Whipped Cream recipe combines the ever-popular Icebox Pie with a layer cake.

Author: Paula
5 from 45 votes
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 16 servings

Ingredients

Lime Filling

Homemade Whipped Cream

Instructions

For cake:

  • 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.

Lime Filling:

  • 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.

For Whipped 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 761IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 1mg
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44 Comments

  1. I’m making the filling and am a bit confused with the ingredient list. The instructions say to whisk in the butter and lime zest after cooking the mixture and removing it from the heat . . . but butter isn’t listed in the ingredients. I guess I’ll leave it out, and see what happens! Am preparing the cake for a visit from my cousin . . . I’m sure we will both devour it with gusto!

    1. Laurie, I did leave out 3 T butter in that step. I have updated the recipe. I hope you get this before you finish, I do think the filling will be fine with out it though.

      1. Thanks for your quick reply, Paula. I did add the 3T of butter and the lovely mixture is now cooling. Am really excited to assemble it. I baked in two 9″ cake tins, and I’m thinking of halving each one to make four layers. I’m going to really try to keep the cake whole until I serve it to my cousin tomorrow night!

      2. That’s my biggest problem, my friends are used to me bringing them a cake with one piece gone! 🙂 I know it will be beautiful.

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