Lime Coconut Bundt Cake

Lime Coconut Bundt Cake delivers a delicious slice of the tropics with fresh island flavors any time of year!
Lime Coconut Bundt Cake

Lime Coconut Bundt Cake

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Once again, the time has come for the Bundt Bakers to get together and share cake recipes. It has been a very long winter if not so much a cold one, and all of us are in need of a tropical vacation!

For me, thinking tropical evokes images of coconut palms swaying in the warm breeze of some island. But if I had a coconut cake, what to add in with it to give a little pizzazz?

Well, it is St. Patrick’s Day! So I thought….GREEN. And the greenest thing that is tropical as well is lime, so I thought I might give it a go.

So this Bundt is tricked out with all things coconut: cream of coconut, coconut oil, coconut extract, coconut flakes…with the bit of zip from lime and of course the green (which isn’t necessary for the cake unless you want it).

But it’s fun. And while I was making it I found myself humming some Harry Nilsson. Well, sort of. I don’t think he ever sang it this way.

Blogger bought a coconut, she bought it for a dime
Sue got another one she paid it for the lime
She put the lime in the coconut, she baked it all up…
She put the lime in the coconut, she call the bloggers, woke ’em up
And said “Bundt Bakers, ain’t there nothin’ I can bake?”
I said “Bundt  Bakers, for a delicious tropic cake?”
Now lemme get this straight.
You put the lime in the cake and then you bake it all up,
You put the coco in the island cake and eat it all up,
You put the lime in the coconut…


But there it is. And it’s really good. I didn’t post a diet cake but I figured even if I put Splenda in it, the other things would blow it out of the ball park, point-wise. I had a small piece, and made very happy friends with the rest. I hope you enjoy it too!

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Lime Coconut Bundt Cake

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: moderate
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Lime Coconut Bundt Cake
Prep: 15 min.
Cook: 45 min.
Cool: 1 hour


  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coconut oil (liquified but cool)
  • 1/2 cup Cream of Coconut (sweetened type; such as Coco Lopez)
  • 1/2 cup fat free milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons lime oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • zest of 2 limes
  • 10 drops green food color (optional)

For icing:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons cream of coconut (sweetened type, such as Coco Lopez)
  • 2-3 tablespoons sweeteend flaked coconut
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Grease and flour the inside of a twelve cup nonstick bundt baking pan.
  3. Sift together the cake flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; place in the bowl of an electric stand mixer.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, cream of coconut, milk, eggs, lime oil, vanilla, coconut extract, lime zest and food coloring.
  5. Add wet mixture to the flour mix in the mixer and using a batter paddle, mix until smooth.
  6. Pour batter into cake pan.
  7. Bake cake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick can be removed clean.
  8. Cool in pan ten minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack.
  9. When cake is completely cool, mix an icing with the powdered sugar and enough cream of coconut to make a drizzling consistency.
  10. Drizzle cake and sprinkle with a touch of coconut and lime zest for garnish.

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Lime Coconut Bundt Cake

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16 responses

  1. I didn’t realize that our day would fall on St. Patrick’s day until well after I chose the tropical theme. I would have definitely gone with green otherwise, so I’m so glad you were able to incorporate both! Your cake looks fantastic.

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