Tuesday, March 30, 2010

TWD - Coconut Lime Tea Cake with a Lime and Rum Glaze!


I made hubs watch Dancing With the Stars last night.  Since he's retired, I've dragged him into my reality television pergatory.  He moans and groans but never gets up to go watch one of the other kazillion tv's in the house, so he secretly must love it.


So, that Pussycat chick, Nicole starts dancing.....and pardon me for a minute while I rant, but puhleeze, is it really fair?  Isn't this girl like a professional dancer???  How can psycho Kate, (I do miss her crazy angry pineapple haircut) compete with her?  And, yes, I agree that Pamela Anderson is also a professional dancer, but I've never once seen a pole used on DWTS so I don't count her as having an advantage.

Anyhoo, back to Nicole.  So in the middle of her dance, hubs says, "How can you criticize that performance?"  Me..."You're watching her performance?"  Hubs...."Yeah, both of them."  Typical.

This week's TWD selection was the Coconut Tea Cake.  I seriously thought about skipping this because between Barefoot Bloggers and TWD, there seems to have been a lot of coconut selections recently, and not many people I usually pawn these things off on are coconut fans.  But, I had nothing better to do, so I decided to make the cake into cupcakes.  And I went with the lime "playing around" option.

When they came out of the oven, they looked so plain and lonely, so I made a glaze with some powdered sugar, a little key lime juice and well, the Malibu Rum was sitting there staring at me so.....

These were just ok for me.  They were moist and coconuty, but nothing about them blew my socks off.  Thanks to Carmen of Carmen Cooks for hosting this week.  Make sure you check her blog for the recipe.  Her cake looks beautiful, btw!

14 comments:

  1. your little cakes look adorable! I agree, just "ok", but they can't all be winners, right?

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  2. Cute! :) I did the Mocha-Walnut Bundt, so I can't wait to try this one next week!

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  3. Love the minis, great idea. I should have done a glaze too...

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  4. Cute little cakes! I made a bundt and added orange and ginger. Great flavors, I liked this cake. Sorry you were unimpressed. I want to love everything...

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  5. Love the minis! I thought this one was OK, if a little dry. Adding a glaze is a great idea.

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  6. Great minis. Yep they were Ok but I wasn't to impressed.

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  7. Nice, sorry you weren't to impressed, I wasn't either

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  8. I skipped this one because the hubby isn't a coconut fan and I already forced the tart on him. :) Cupcakes look good. Too bad they didn't wow you.

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  9. I kicked around the idea of making cupcakes with the batter but I was late already so I just threw the batter into the bundt pan. Your cupcakes look fantastic!

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  10. Your cupcakes turned out cute! I went the lime & Malibu route too.

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  11. The glaze looks delicious, good call! I agree that this was a good one, but probably not something I'd rush to make again.

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  12. Beautiful photo with all that glaze drizzling down! The cupcakes are good idea. I didn't have the Malibu, but used Cruzan instead. Thanks for commenting on my blog. BTW, your pool house looks great! I know you can wait for it to be completed.

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  13. love that you did cupcakes. mine just came out of the oven. I hope I like it.

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  14. Your husband sounds like a hoot...and yes, typical. My husband judges them like he actually knows anything about dancing.

    The lime sounds quite delicious at the moment.

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