Oh, Springtime I do so adore thee! I love the fact that soon outside we will have fresh green grass, little baby leaves starting to show their faces on the trees along with bright colored tulips and sunny daffodils. Springtime is full of freshness and new growth that brings me such happiness. It's funny how all of a sudden a new sense of "getting things done" also known as Spring Cleaning gets sparked for me when I feel the reality of all the new growth of life starting to bloom outside.
As I was buzzing around cleaning and tidying up my house the other day I decided to try out a cake recipe that a good friend of mine (Hey, sweet Diane!) had passed along to me last year. It is called Key Lime Cake. A perfect cake that comes together in a jiffy and brings along with it a taste of fresh lime, sweetness and a tender crumb texture. Yum! The perfect Springtime cake. :-)
Key Lime Cake
(recipe can be found on the allrecipes website)
1 (18.25 oz) package of LEMON cake mix
1 (3 oz) package of instant LEMON pudding mix
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup canola oil
5 Tbsp LIME juice
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 Tbsp LIME juice
LIME zest for garnish (if you wish)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x13 pan or a 10" bundt pan.
2. In a large bowl combine cake mix, pudding mix, water, oil, eggs and 5 Tbsp of LIME juice. Mix well all together. Pour batter into your prepared cake pan.
3. Bake for 45 minutes. As cake is baking mix together powdered sugar and 3 Tbsp of LIME juice for your glaze. Pour glaze over still warm cake. Garnish with freshly grated LIME zest.
This cake is lovely served with fresh berries.....ENJOY!
Happy Key Lime Cake Baking!