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Spiced Macadamia Nut Cake With Coconut Lime Glaze

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Ingredients
  Cake flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baking soda 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground turmeric 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground cardamom 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Unsalted butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Room Temperature)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 2 Large, separated (Room Temperature)
  Banana puree 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Coconut extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Light coconut milk/Canned coconut milk/plain milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Coarsely chopped macadamia/Cashew/brazil nuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cream of tartar 1⁄16 Teaspoon
  Fresh lime juice 1 Tablespoon
  Light coconut milk/Canned coconut milk/plain milk 1 Tablespoon
  Powdered sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Freshly grated lime peel 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

Preheat oven to 325F (165C).
Grease a 9" x 5" loaf pan.
In a small bowl, sift flour with baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices.
In a medium-size bowl, cream butter.
Reserve 1 tablespoon of sugar.
Gradually beat remaining sugar into butter until creamy.
Beat in egg yolks.
By hand, blend in banana puree and coconut extract.
Add 1/2 of flour mixture and 2 tablespoons of Light Coconut Milk; stir until flour disappears.
Stir in remaining flour mixture, coconut milk and nuts.
With an electric mixer, whip egg whites on low speed 1 minute; gradually increase speed to medium-high.
When egg whites are foamy, sprinkle with reserved sugar and cream of tartar.
Continue beating until stiff and glossy but not dry.
With a large spatula, fold 1/3 of egg whites into batter.
Give bowl a quarter turn each folding motion.
Fold in remaining egg whites until blended.
Pour batter into greased pan.
Bake about 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Prepare Coconut-Lime Glaze.
With a bamboo skewer or wooden pick, poke small holes over top of cake.
Pour on glaze while hot.
Cool completely before slicing.
Lime Glaze: In a small bowl, combine all ingredients.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Lime

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