(lively music) – Hey everyone, it’s Natasha
of natashaskitchen.com and today I’m gonna share with you the ultimate summer party cake. It’s a key lime coconut cake. And this recipe was shared with me by one of my readers, Lena. I tried it, and fell in love and I know you guys will, too. We start by slicing our
four ingredient sponge cake. Now I have a video tutorial
for this that I’ll link below. It’s so easy and one of my
very favorite cake bases. Spread coconut flakes into a 9 by 13 pan, and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit
for seven to ten minutes. Stirring a few times,
especially towards the end. On to the lime syrup and cream. Start by grating a couple of lines. You’ll need one tablespoon of zest. Then squeeze the juice from
the rest of your limes. (lively music) Measure out 3 tablespoons
of lime juice and set that aside for the cream. You’ll have a quarter cup of
lime juice left for the syrup. Add three fourths cup
of warm water and three tablespoons of sugar, stir
it together and set if aside. The frosting is easy-peasy. Beat together one package of
softened cream cheese with one cup of sugar on high speed for three minutes or until it is whipped. Scrape it down once or twice, as needed, then add 16 ounces of cold sour cream. (lively music) Continue mixing that on high
speed for about a minute, or until it is smooth. Then add 1 tablespoon of lime zest, and 3 tablespoons of lime juice. Beat that another minute
until combined and its done. Now, taste and smell this frosting, and you’ll know this
cake is gonna be amazing. We’re ready to assemble. Place the first sliced cake
layer on a serving platter and brush the top with
one fourth of your syrup. Spread with a generous amount of cream. You’ll notice this
frosting is not very thick, but that’s exactly what we want. Remember, this cake is a sponge cake, so it absorbs some of
that cream and this cake turns out so moist. Repeat this process with
the remaining layers and then cover the top and sides
with the rest of the cream. (lively music) Wipe away any extra cream
from the cake platter. There’s no need for
perfection because the coconut flakes cover everything. (lively music) The easiest way to put
the coconut flakes on the sides of the cake is just to
scoop it on with your hands. And be generous, you have
plenty of coconut to work with. (lively music) The cake is ready to
be devoured, lucky me. So we’re going to do a taste test. Also, if you let it
sit in the fridge for a couple of hours, it’s
much easier to slice. (lively music) Wow, that lime juice is
so fresh and exciting, it kind of wakes you up. And the combination of
lime and coconut and that super moist cake, this cake is phenomenal. Take it to your next party
and you will get compliments. I hope you guys enjoyed this recipe. If you did, give me a thumbs up below, make sure to subscribe
to our YouTube channel and thanks for watching. (lively music)