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Recipe for Key Lime Cake

recipe for key lime cake

This incredible recipe for Key Lime Cake will satisfy your cravings, guilt-free. Healthy enough to eat a slice for breakfast!

Ingredients

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INGREDIENTS FOR KEY LIME CAKE:

INGREDIENTS FOR KEY LIME FROSTING:

  • 213.5 cans full-fat coconut milk, refrigerated at least 5 hours
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Key Lime juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • Garnish with lime zest and unsweetened coconut flakes

Instructions

INSTRUCTIONS FOR KEY LIME CAKE:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 3 cake pans with unbleached parchment paper. TIP: I place the cake pan on the parchment paper and with a pencil, draw a circle. Cut to size. Use coconut oil, as needed.
  2. To a high speed blender, add the bananas, maple syrup, dates, Key Lime juice, fresh lime juice, coconut oil, eggs, coconut milk and vanilla extract. Process on high until well blended.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add the gluten free flour, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt. Using a stainless steel whisk to combine. Pour the wet ingredients from the blender to the dry. Stir to combine.
  4. Pour the batter evenly between the 3 cake pans. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove the cake pans from the oven and set aside on a wire rack to cool.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR KEY LIME CUPCAKE FROSTING:

  1. Gingerly open the two cans of cold coconut milk, careful not to tilt the cans. Carefully scoop the thick coconut cream only* into a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer.
  2. Using a stand mixer or hand mixer on high speed – whip the coconut cream for 4 to 5 minutes until it becomes fluffy and light, with soft peaks. Add the vanilla extract, Key Lime juice and maple syrup; whip for 30 more seconds.
  3. Dollop the whipped coconut frosting on top of each cupcake, sprinkle with lime zest and serve.

Notes

*Note: do not add the thin watery part of the coconut milk from the bottom of the cans to your whipped cream recipe.

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