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Coconut Lime Cake – This Coconut Bundt Cake has a wonderful, sweet, rich coconut flavor that is complemented by a light hint of lime.

Coconut Lime Cake | | This Coconut Bundt Cake has a wonderful, sweet, rich coconut flavor that is complemented by a light hint of lime | #recipe #bundtamonth #cake #coconut #dessert

I always welcome the opportunity to make a Bundt cake. Better yet, a tropical Bundt cake. Especially when there is 2 feet of snow on the ground and the temperature won’t move past 30-degrees F.

This Coconut Lime Cake required Beach Boys blasting in the background, and me singing on top of my lungs and into the whisk, “Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty Mama…Keylargo, Montego, baby why don’t we go…!”. I hope I get that song stuck in your head because it has not left my head since last week. 😉 

On another note, have we discussed how I’m crazy about making a To-Do List(s)? The only problem with that list is that sometimes (plenty of times) I fail to follow. I used to be really, really good about it, but these days I’m a hot mess. I even missed a Spa appointment! And I made a little (BIG) boo boo with this cake-post. I scheduled it, twice. One for my BundtAMonth group, and one for the Leftovers Club. My apologies to both – it will never happen again. Scouts honor. (I was never in Girl Scouts…can I still say Scouts Honor?)

I haven’t been able to get my act together in like, 2 months. I blame it all on winter. And the flu. No, not me. The kids. They are constantly sneezing, coughing, runny nosing (ha?), back to sneezing… For the love of sanity (and cake), please cold weather, go away!

Coconut Lime Cake | | This Coconut Bundt Cake has a wonderful, sweet, rich coconut flavor that is complemented by a light hint of lime | #recipe #bundtamonth #cake #coconut #dessert

The #BundtaMonth Event creators, Anuradha from Baker Street and Lora from Cake Duchess, asked us to create a tropical cake for this month because many of us are dealing with the winter blues… A little pick-me-up was in order.

So this cake – I made it with Cream of Coconut and a good amount of lime juice. Hardcore, I know. My house smelled like we were partying it up in the Bahamas.

This week I made it again because, one, it rocked, and two, I am going to share my Leftovers with the Leftovers Club. 🙂

Coconut Lime Cake | | This Coconut Bundt Cake has a wonderful, sweet, rich coconut flavor that is complemented by a light hint of lime | #recipe #bundtamonth #cake #coconut #dessert

While I figure out the whole mess I made – BundtaMonth … Leftovers Club – you should go ahead and enjoy a slice of this Coconut Lime Cake – a wonderful, sweet, rich coconut flavor that is complemented by a subtle hint of lime. You should eat it with a glass of milk. It goes really, really, realllly good with a glass of milk.


Coconut Lime Cake #BundtAMonth

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WW Freestyle: 17
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
This Coconut Bundt Cake has a wonderful, sweet, rich coconut flavor that is complemented by a light hint of lime.
Course: Cake
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 93


For the Cake

  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • fresh lime juice of 1 lime
  • 1 stick butter , softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 can (15-ounces) cream of coconut

For the Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • fresh lime juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1-1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried mint
  • toasted shredded coconut


For the Cake

  • Grease a Bundt Cake pan with non-stick spray and dust with flour; tap out any excess and set aside.
  • In a large bowl sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  • In your mixer's bowl beat together the butter and sugar for 2 minutes or until creamy.
  • Add the eggs and continue to mix until bright yellow and smooth.
  • Slowly pour and mix in the cream of coconut.
  • Gradually add in the flour mixture.
  • Beat until well incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared Bundt pan, smooth the top, then bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Take the cake out and let cool for 10 minutes, then carefully invert it onto a cooling rack.
  • Cool cake before adding glaze.

Prepare the Glaze

  • Place the milk, lime juice, lime zest, and powdered sugar in a small saucepan and cook over medium-heat, stirring constantly just until combined and no lumps appear.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the dried mint and toasted coconut.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes; it will also thicken.
  • Spread on top of cake.
  • Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Coconut Lime Cake #BundtAMonth
Amount Per Serving
Calories 93 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 107mg4%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Keywords: coconut bundt cake, coconut cake, lime cake

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23 Responses
  1. Lori

    The lime coconut cake did turn out dry, unfortunately . It’s too bad because it really came out pretty. Also the icing didn’t look as yours does in the picture . I’m sure some tweeking to the recipe to be correct and it will be delicious… Thank you

  2. Lori

    I just put this cake in the oven and am praying it tastes as good as the picture for our Christmas Eve dinner. The batter was very thick unlike other batters for cakes. The cake calls for juice of 1 lime but no where are there instructions to use it. Was wary of using the lime since it is acidic. I saw there was lime for glaze so maybe inserted twice?There is also no instruction on temperature for oven. I based it off other cake recipes and went with 350. We will see how this turns out so for now 1 star

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Lori!

      My apologies about the missing instructions. What happened is that about a month ago the program that I used for these recipes (to plug them in) pulled their code from many sites – they went out of business – and now I keep finding so many of these instructions missing a line or two, or the entire recipe. I have hundreds of recipes saved on here and unfortunately I don’t know exactly which ones are missing what info.

      Thank you, though, for letting me know so that I can go and update the missing information for this bundt cake!

      If you have a second, please let me know how the cake turned out and if you liked it. It’s a delicious cake.

      Have a very Merry Christmas!!

  3. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Hope your kids will get well soon. My kids are finally over colds but now I found out they are allergic to pollen (spring is here). One after another mommies have no time to rest..and you missed appt for spa? That’s serious. 😉 Beautiful bundt cake – I love coconut, very very much!

  4. Kristina

    oh no… sorry about the spa appointment! boo.

    I make lists too, writing them out on paper, typing them into my phone… however lately I go to pick up my phone to add something to a list, and I get distracted by something else. later I realize I never got to the list… *sigh*

    the sound of lime cake… Mmm… bookmarking this one!

  5. Jean (Lemons & Anchovies)

    I make tons of lists, too. In my case, I either forget to take them with me or lose them! Love this tropical bundt!!

  6. Laura Dembowski (@piesandplots)

    That cake looks crazy good! Love coconut bundts. Summer or even spring needs to get here like yesterday!

  7. Priscilla | ShesCookin

    How about “you put the lime in the coconut and mix all together” 🙂 When we moved to Chicago from SoCal, I played the Beach Boys all the time. Was soooo homesick. You had me at coconut!

  8. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    Amazing! And no judging on posting it twice! Sometimes deadlines get the best of us!

    Now what do I need to do for you to send me this? I’ll bribe Jen to pair me up with you for next month’s leftovers club! 🙂

  9. Valerie

    If this bundt cake doesn’t bring on the warm weather, I don’t know what will! May I have a slice, please? 😀

  10. Jen @TheFitHousewife

    This looks delicious! I love lime and coconut. What is cream of coconut? Can I use coconut milk?

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      HI!! Cream of Coconut is like sweetened condensed milk, but coconut-y. 😀 But, yes, you can use coconut milk, instead.

  11. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    I missed my mani/pedi appointment yesterday… I think the word tropical is a state of mind. Gorgeous cake Kate! I never mixed coconut with lime, but I will!

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