Key Lime Cake Recipe

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This is a fun, green cake. It is pretty sweet and lime-y too. I think it would go well with some plain vanilla ice cream or maybe try it with some fresh strawberries.

 

For the glaze:

For the icing:

Remove the first cake from its pan, discard the wax paper, and spread a layer of icing on top of the cake. Remove and stack the second cake (without wax paper) on top of the first and spread a layer of icing on it. Stack the third cake and spread a layer of icing on the top. Use the remaining icing to cover the sides of the cake. Store the cake in the refrigerator to keep the icing firm.

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Key Lime Cake Recipe

This is a fun, green cake. It is pretty sweet and lime-y too. I think it would go well with some plain vanilla ice cream or maybe try it with some fresh strawberries.
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Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Serves: 10
Adjust Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 1 box lime Jell-O 3 oz

Cake

  • cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup orange juice Minute Maid Orange Juice Coupon
  • ¾ cup water

Glaze

  • 4 Tbsp confectioners sugar
  • ¼ cup lime juice bottled
  • ¼ cup lime juice fresh, about 2 limes

Icing

  • 1.5-2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 stick margarine or butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

Cake

  • Prepare 3 round 9" pans by lining the bottoms with 9" circles of wax paper.
  • Spray the wax paper with Pam and then sprinkle with flour.
  • Mix the cake mix, lime jello, oil, eggs, orange juice, and water together for 2-3 minutes at medium speed.
  • Pour an equal amount of the batter into each of the 3 prepared pans.
  • Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

Glaze

  • While the cakes are baking, knead two limes against a hard surface to loosen the juice inside of them. Cut each lime in half.
  • Squeeze 1/4 c fresh lime juice into a small bowl.
  • Pour 1/4 c bottled lime juice into the  bowl with the fresh juice.
  • Mix in 4 Tbsp of confectioners sugar. When the cakes come out of the oven, and while they are still warm, use a spoon to drizzle the glaze mixture onto the entire surface of each cake.

Icing

  • Mix the margarine and cream cheese together. Gradually mix in confectioners sugar.
  • Add the vanilla and mix until smooth.
  • If you want green icing, just add a few drops of green food coloring.

Recipe Notes

This cake may also be baked in a 9x13 pan. Spray and flour the pan and bake at 350 for 32-35 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Sodium: 471mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 45g

Recipe Source: The Lettered Cottage

Meal Type: Desserts, Easter, St. Patrick's Day
Categories: Cakes and Cupcakes

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