You know the “Put the Lime in the Coconut” song? (Officially its title is “Coconut” by Harry Nilsson.) Mr. K loves singing that song, except he only knows one verse. So for the last few weeks he’s been singing/repeating “Put the lime in the coconut.” Then, while watching a marathon of the tv show Bones, it was sung during the end of one episode, so we finally both got to hear all the lyrics.
Well I’ve had the song stuck in my head, inspiring me to want to make something with limes and coconuts. I’ve come up with a few ideas, but I decided to start with this easy mug cake.
The lime and coconut do go well together. It’s fluffy, light and not too sweet because of the lime zest.
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Lime Coconut Mug Cake
4 tbsp all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar
4 tbsp full fat coconut milk
1 tsp coconut flakes
1/4 tsp lime zest
Combine all ingredients except lime zest and coconut flakes into a microwave safe mug. Stir with a small whisk until batter is smooth. Make sure you get all the flour, sometimes it gets stick around the edges of the mug. Briefly mix in coconut flakes and lime zest. Microwave for about 1 minute. Top of cake should be dry and look finished. Top with additional lime zest before eating.