Coconut Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

Coconut Cake with Mascarpone Frosting
Adapted from epicurious.com
Coconut Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

PREP TIME

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TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Adapted from epicurious.com

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2

    * 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

  • 2

    * 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 2/3

    * 1 2/3 cups sugar

  • 3/4

    * 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) plus 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 1

    * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 4

    * 4 large eggs, room temperature

  • 3/4

    * 3/4 cup whole milk

  • 1 1/2

    * 1 1/2 cups finely grated peeled fresh coconut

  • 2 3/4

    * 2 3/4 teaspoons finely grated lime peel, divided

  • 3/4

    * 3/4 cup mascarpone cheese* (about 6 ounces)

  • 1/4

    * 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 2 2/3

    * 2 2/3 cups powdered sugar

  • 1/2

    * 1/2 cup 1-inch-long strips shaved coconut with brown inner coating left intact (about 2 ounces; use vegetable peeler)

Directions

Preheat oven to 325�F. Line bottom of 9-inch diameter springform pan with parchment paper; butter paper and pan. Whisk flour and baking powder in medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat sugar, 3/4 cup butter, and vanilla in large bowl until blended. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Add flour mixture alternately with milk in 2 additions each, beating until just blended. Stir in 1 1/2 cups finely grated coconut and 1 1/4 teaspoons lime peel. Transfer mixture to prepared pan; smooth top. Bake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour 20 minutes. Cool cake in pan 20 minutes. Cut around sides to loosen; invert onto platter. Cool completely. Using electric mixer, beat 3 tablespoons butter, 1 1/2 teaspoons lime peel, mascarpone, and cloves in large bowl. Add powdered sugar; beat just until smooth. Spread mascarpone frosting over top of cooled cake. Garnish top edge with 1/2 cup shaved coconut. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover with cake dome and chill. Bring to room temperature before serving. *An Italian cream cheese; sold at many supermarkets and at Italian markets.

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