(Note: I doubled the recipe to make a larger layer cake)
- Basic White Cake (You could use box mix in a pinch)
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- Zest of 1 lime.
Follow the white cake cooking directions, and add both the coconut and lime at the end.
- Boiled Milk Icing / Ermine Icing*
- Zest of 1 lime
- 1 tsp coconut extract instead of vanilla extract
Add the lime and coconut extract to the butter and sugar when you're making the icing.
*Note: One of my friends asked me, WHAT IS THAT ICING? It really is sooo good. It's not too sweet, it's not oily, but light and airy, and won't melt like whipped cream will. It's the original icing for red velvet cakes. It's good. Trust me.
P.S. Decorating cakes is not my forte. I made a pennant out of chop sticks, string, and washi tape. Couldn't be simpler, and reusable too. It might not look the greatest, but it tasted awesome!