Creamy Chocolate Coconut Cake

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This post is sponsored by Akta-Vite (Aussie Drinking Chocolate).

Hello everyone,

It’s been a little while since I’ve written an update and even longer since I published a food post so what better time than now…

Just in time for Valentine’s Day: why not try this creamy choc coconut cake?

(with lime zest and lime juice for an extra-tangy-zing)!

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Cake Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons Akta-Vite (drinking chocolate)
  • 150g butter (room temperature)
  • 3 tablespoons creamed coconut (room temperature)
  • the zest of one lime (finely grated)
  • 100g icing sugar (confectioners’ sugar)
  • 3 egg
  • 110g self-raising flour
  • 55g shredded coconut

 

Cake Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180C (350F) and grease 2 x 20cm cake tins.
  2. Beat together the butter, drinking chocolate, creamed coconut, lime zest, and sugar until pale and creamy.
  3. Beat in eggs one at a time, sift the flour over the mixture and fold in.
  4. Stir in the shredded coconut.
  5. Spoon into the prepared tins, spreading evenly.
  6. Bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Turn cakes out onto rack to cool completely.

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Frosting Ingredients

  • 230g cream cheese
  • 55g icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Optional: pink or red food colouring for Valentine’s Day


Frosting Directions

  1. Beat together cream cheese, icing sugar, and lime juice.
  2. Layer the icing by spreading once with a thin coat (using half the icing) and spread the remaining half in swirls.


Happy Valentine’s Day, and Happy Baking!

 

Bridget @ Hot Tea, Travel, and Thyme x

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