Monday, August 6, 2012

Key Lime Cake

I just love the flavor of Key Lime and when I saw this recipe, I knew that it was going to be a great cake. It has a refreshing flavor and is perfect for summertime entertaining. I have taken it to a couple of events and it has been a really big hit so I sure hope you enjoy it.

Key Lime Cake


Key Lime Cake
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Adapted From Trisha Yearwood
1 3oz package lime flavored gelatin
1 1/3 cups sugar
2 cups flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
3/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 large eggs, slightly beaten
Glaze
1/2 cup key lime juice (25 small limes or 4 large regular limes)
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
Icing
1/2 cup (1 stick butter), room temperature
1 8 oz package cream cheese, room temperature
1 pound box confectioners' sugar
Method
Cake
Grease and flour a 9X13 inch cake pan and preheat the oven to 350 degrees
In a large mixing bowl, mix the gelatin, sugar, flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.  Stir to mix well.
Add the oil, orange juice, lemon juice, vanilla, and eggs.  Mix until well combined.  Pour the batter evenly in the pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes. 
Cool before glaze or icing
Glaze
Mix the lime juice and confetioners' sugar together well. Pierce the cake with a fork to allow the glaze to soak in better and pour it over the cake.  Allow the cake to cool completely before icing.
Icing
Cream the butter and cream cheese.  Beat in the confectioners' sugar until mixture is smooth and easy to spread.
Spread the icing on the cake and sprinkle with the zest of lime
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Mix The Cake Batter

Ready To Bake

Cool Before Slicing (If You Can)

 Enjoy!!

I am so happy that you were able to stop by and have a slice of this great Key Lime Cake, sure hope you enjoyed it. I always look forward to your visits they are always important to me hope you come back soon!
Peace and Joy

22 comments:

  1. Couldn't resist taking a sneak peak at key lime!

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  2. Love the citrus flavours in this cake! Very refreshing!

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  3. Love to munch on this citrusy delight.

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  4. The color of the batter is awesome. lol

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  5. It actually looks incredible
    For us here it's a unique cake as lime is quite hard to find.
    I'd loooooooooove a slice or two :)

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  6. That looks so delicious. My family would love this one!

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  7. I love the texture of the cake but have you tried the recipe without the lemon gelatin? will it turn the same if I prepare it without it?

    Mely

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  8. Lovely cake, Miz Helen! I love key lime cakes and have not baked one in ages! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Hi Miz Helen, I'm so glad to stop by before Thursday, to say 'hello'...you've made my day! I love, love your amazing key lime cake, such a genius idea with the lime jello addition. The glaze and the frosting is so droolworthy yummy delicious. My kind of cake for sure, and probably will love it more than key lime pie! A must try; bookmarked it. Thanks for sharing, see you Thursday:) xo

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  10. This Key Lime Cake sounds delicious, Miz Helen! I love key lime pie, but I've never had key lime cake before. I can't wait to try it!

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  11. I've love key lime so I sure would love a big slice of key lime cake. Looks amazing!

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  12. YUM! I have seen this recipe from Trisha, looking forward to making your variation! Thanks for linking up.

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  13. Love me some key lime...and will definitely try this cake! -- Joann

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  14. Key Lime Cake sounds amazing for these hot summer days!!!! I love that the glaze soaks into the holes in the cake and makes it even more decadent!!!

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  15. This recipe sounds like a keeper, I love anything with the taste of lime!

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  16. What a great twist on a classic, I love key lime pie. I'll have to give this cake a go


    Mal @ The Chic Geek

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  17. goodness this looks good! I love anything lime :)

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  18. This looks amazing. My dad loves key lime pie and this is a great alternative. I would love it if you would share this on Tout It Tuesday. http://www.claimingourspace.com/2012/08/tout-it-tuesday-19.html

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  19. Oh Miz Helen, this looks heavenly from the pretty lime zest on top to the delightful green cake on the bottom! Pinned. Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

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  20. Thank you so much for linking up last week at Recipe Sharing Monday. The new link party is now up and I'd love it if you joined us again. Have a great week!

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  21. How do you do it?! Yum!! This looks heavenly. Thanks for linking to Foodtastic Friday!

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  22. Hi Miz Helen~ This cake looks so refreshing~ Have a great weekend~Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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