Key Lime Cake

Baking By sweettoothmom Updated 18 Jul 2008 , 11:35pm by sweettoothmom

sweettoothmom Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 11:49pm
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Looking for a key lime cake recipe that does not involve a boxed mix. I am just not a fan of the taste of boxed cakes.

Thank you all in advance

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sadiepix Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 9:02pm
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I have not looked through all the recipes here at CC yet, and maybe there is one there also?
Here is my recipe if you are still needing one-

Key Lime Cake
(I do this with a whipped lime cheese icing to taste like the pie, or with tequila and Grand Marnier as a cocktail cake)

1 3/4c Flour
2ts Baking powder
1/2ts Salt
6tb Butter
1 c Sugar
2 Eggs -- roomtemp lightlybeaten
1 1/2 ts Lime zest -- grated
6-8tb Key lime juice
scant 2/3 c Buttermilk
1-2 tsp lime or lemon flavoring

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Alternate wet and dry ingredients on low speed. Mix until just incorporated.
Bake at 350 til done.
makes one 9 inch cake.

I usually at least triple this, and end up needing to add a bit less liquid for the right consistency.
HTH

BakingJeannie Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 12:22pm
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I add to my Key Lime Cake a pack of sugarfree Key Lime Jello to give it a green colour as well as I reduce the juice and extracts. I make this cake mostly around St. Patricks Day (with the green colour).

Jeannie

mija10417 Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 12:27pm
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sadiepix - Is that all purpose flour you use or cake flour?

bobwonderbuns Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 12:42pm
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Sadie that sounds awesome! You should consider posting it as an official recipe in the recipe forum! I can't wait to try it! icon_biggrin.gif

sweettoothmom Posted 18 Jul 2008 , 11:35pm
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I am sorry it took so long to reply. Thank you for the recipe I am salivating just reading it.

Can I ask how do you incorporate the cocktail ingredients?

Do you mix it in the cream cheese frosting or in the cake recipe and if so how?

I am just so excited thank you, thank you, icon_lol.gif thank you

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