Recently, I competed in Cup Cake Wars where I work at. Whoever competed, had to bring in 6 cupcakes. There were 5 judges and the extra cupcakes was for the person who won the lottery and got to keep all the cupcakes. I didn’t win however, because my cupcake ended up being so dry. I made peanut butter cupcakes with chocolate frosting. I tried them the night before and they tasted really good, but the next morning they were so dry.
I think the key to a really good cake is how moist it is and this key lime cake is super moist. The other key is using oil. That makes a really super moist cake in my opinion. Although, I wonder if I over cooked the cupcakes and that is why they turned out so dry? I should have submitted this recipe instead and turned them into cupcakes. I love key lime pie and this tasted exactly like it. A little tart, and a little sweet. This would also be fun to make for Saint Patrick’s Day!Print
1/2 cup key lime juice (from about 25 small key limes or 4 large regular limes)
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
For the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease and flour one 9-by-12-by-2-inch cake pan.
In a large mixing bowl, mix the gelatin, granulated 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. Test for doneness by lightly touching the tops or inserting a toothpick. Cool the cake in the pan for 5 minutes then turn out onto a cooling rack.
For the glaze: While the cake is still hot, mix the lime juice and confectioners’ sugar together well. Pierce the cake with a fork to allow the glaze to soak in better and pour it over the cake on the cooling rack. Allow cake to cool completely as you prepare the icing.
For the 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 top and sides of the cake.
- Category: Easy
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 slice
Keywords: key lime cake