i'm to make a graduation cake and they want a key lime filling. what flavors of cake/frosting would best compliment a key lime filling? and if you have a really good filling recipe, i'd love to hear it!
A white cake would work well, and would be quite pretty. A butter/yellow cake might work too, or, if they really love citrus, a lemon or lime cake.
Here's a key lime filling (but it should be kept refrigerated overnight):
Key Lime Mousse: makes 2 Â½-3 cups
o 1 cup heavy cream
o 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
o Â½ cup lime juice (key lime is best)
o 1 T (1 packet) gelatin
o Â¼ cup sugar
o Grated lime peel
o 1 drop McCormick food coloring (green) â optional
o Beat heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk until fluffy (3-4 minutes)
o In small saucepan on low, heat lime juice, gelatin until dissolved
o Add sugar, stir until dissolved.
o Add in thin stream to cream and milk. Beat 2-3 minutes. Add lime peel and coloring.
o Refrigerate to set.
great, thanks! what buttercream flavor would best compliment the key lime filling??
You can squeeze some fresh lime juice into your butter-cream (maybe 1 or 2 T for a batch) for a nice taste -- it's very subtle, and helps makes the BC less sweet. Of course, use in place of other flavorings. It doesn't color the icing in that amount. I think there's another discussion about lime cakes on another forum (general?), and another filling recipe was posted too.
Hope this helps...sounds like a delicious cake! My husband's favorite cake is lime as well.
thanks so much for the suggestion!!
I make key lime curd, and also use just a touch of green food coloring in it. It's bright yellow because of the egg yolks and looks too much like lemon curd otherwise. Since I can't get good fresh key limes here, I do use bottled key lime juice. You can also sometimes buy key lime curd already made.
My favorite pairing = coconut cake. Mmmmmm....