Coconut and Lime Macadamia Cake

Leites Culinaria

Ready in: 70 minutes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8
Vegetarian
Dairy Free

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup desiccated (dried) coconut
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  • 6 eggs, separated
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  • 1 cup icing (confectioners') sugar, sifted
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  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
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  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
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  • 7 ounces macadamia nuts
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  • Pinch of salt
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  • 1/3 cup self-rising flour
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  • 3/4 cup sugar
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Steps

  • Make the cake
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Place the nuts, flour, and salt in the bowl of a food processor and process until the nuts are ground.
  • Place the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl and beat for 3 minutes, or until the mixture is pale and creamy. Fold the zest and coconut into the egg mixture; do the same with the nut mixture.
  • Place the egg whites in a clean, dry stainless steel bowl and whisk until stiff peaks form. Using a large metal spoon, fold lightly into the nut batter.
  • Spread the batter evenly into a 9-inch greased or non-stick springform cake tin.
  • Bake for 40 minutes, or until the cake is lightly golden.
  • Remove from the oven and let sit for 10 minutes in the tin.Make the icing
  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix until smooth and glossy.Assemble the cake
  • Turn the cake out onto a serving plate.
  • Spread the lime icing over the warm cake, allowing it to drizzle down the sides.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 411.09  cal  (20.55%)
  • Fat: 25.45  g  (39.16%)
  • Saturated Fat: 7.08  g  (44.23%)
  • Carbohydrates: 42.75  g  (14.25%)
  • Sugar: 35.11  g  (39.02%)
  • Cholesterol: 122.76  mg  (40.92%)
  • Sodium: 55.58  mg  (2.42%)
  • Protein: 7.11  g  (14.23%)
  • Manganese: 1.22  mg  (61.16%)
  • Vitamin B1: 0.32  mg  (21.2%)
  • Selenium: 14.28  µg  (20.4%)
  • Copper: 0.27  mg  (13.33%)
  • Phosphorus: 128.54  mg  (12.85%)
  • Fiber: 3.15  g  (12.58%)
  • Vitamin B2: 0.21  mg  (12.14%)
  • Magnesium: 42.61  mg  (10.65%)
  • Iron: 1.74  mg  (9.66%)
  • Vitamin B5: 0.76  mg  (7.64%)
  • Vitamin B6: 0.14  mg  (7.19%)
  • Zinc: 0.91  mg  (6.04%)
  • Folate: 20.83  µg  (5.21%)
  • Potassium: 176.2  mg  (5.03%)
  • Vitamin B12: 0.29  µg  (4.9%)
  • Vitamin D: 0.66  µg  (4.4%)
  • Calcium: 42.68  mg  (4.27%)
  • Vitamin B3: 0.73  mg  (3.64%)
  • Vitamin A: 180.3  IU  (3.61%)
  • Vitamin E: 0.53  mg  (3.56%)
  • Vitamin C: 1.58  mg  (1.91%)

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