09 July, 2012

Key Lime Cake | Folks in the Kitchen

Key limes are smaller, have a stronger aroma, and are more tart than other limes. Tree-ripened, Key limes are a bright yellow (photo below); Key lime juice, unlike other lime juice, is pale yellow. This cake is a spin on the very popular dessert, Key lime pie.

Key Lime Cake ingredients
Makes 12 to 15 servings
1 1/3 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 (3-oz) pkg Lime Jell-O Lime Flavor Gelatin 
5 eggs or equivalent egg substitute
1 1/3 (about 11-oz) cups oil
3/4 cup (6-oz) orange juice
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon extract

1/3 cup Key lime juice
1/3 cup powdered sugar

Whipped topping
Lime slices

Getting started
Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Make cake 
Place dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Add eggs, oil, orange juice, vanilla and lemon extract; beat until well blended.

Pour batter into 9- x 12- x 2-inch pan and bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove cake from oven and let pan cool for 15 minutes.

Prepare glaze 
Mix key lime juice and sugar, stirring until smooth.

While cake is still warm, and using a toothpick or dinner knife, prick cake all over; drizzle with glaze. Cover and refrigerate.

Garnish each serving with whipped topping and lime slice before serving. Refrigerate any remaining portions.     Back to Top

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