Lime Surprise Coconut Cake

Lime Surprise Triple Coconut Cake

If you’re not singing that lime in the coconut song right now I’ve failed somehow.

The cake is coconut, the frosting is coconut, there’s a big old pile of sweet & toasty coconut on top, and there’s a little surprise layer of tangy lime too. So delish.



  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp milk (I used almond milk)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • Frosting: 3/4 cup butter
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp coconut extract
  • 3 Tbsp heavy cream


  1. Combine flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda
  2. Combine milk and vinegar and set aside for 5 minutes
  3. To the milk add coconut oil, sugar, extracts. Mix well.
  4. Add dry to wet and mix until just combined.
  5. Bake in a greased or lined 8×8 pan at 350 for 30-35 minutes
  6. Let cool completely
  7. Mix icing sugar with lime juice and pour evenly over the cake. Let sit to firm up.
  8. Make the frosting by whipping all ingredients together in a stand mixer until very fluffy.
  9. Frost the cake and sprinkle with toasted sweetened coconut.

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