Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Springtime CAKE (make this cake while you are Spring cleaning)


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)

Cake Ingredients:

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

4 eggs

5 Tbsp LIME juice

Glaze Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

3 Tbsp LIME juice

LIME zest for garnish (if you wish)

Directions:

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!

22 comments:

  1. what a gorgeous cake, love the flecks of green. Lovely.

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  2. Oooooh! Lemon cake and pudding mix??? Yum! I love how colorful and light this cake looks...but moist too. Perfect for Spring! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. This is a perfect cake for spring! When you're finished cleaning your house, can you come do mine? :o)

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  4. Oh my gosh, this looks soooo yummy! Perfect flavor for spring!

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  5. Ohh that would make me forget about all the cleaning I need to do!! Looks delicious and so perfect for Spring.

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  6. Love the wonderful recipe ... I'm sure it must have tasted great ..

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  7. Oh boy, spring is sure to come with a sweet cake like this.

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  8. Key Lime cake sounds perfect right about now! I am so into spring and summer flavors recently!

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  9. I love key lime cake! Sounds perfect anytime! Would love to have a slice of your lovely cake with a cup of tea!

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  10. Mmmm ! Sounds delish! Just found your blog! Love it!

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  11. This looks so tasty! I love lemon and lime together!!

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  12. Your key lime cake looks so good Avril! Perfect for spring and summer!

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  13. Hi Avril. I really enjoyed your blog post for Maranda at Jolts & Jollies. The brownies looks fab. This key lime cake looks awesome too :)
    Have a nice day. Michael

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  14. I could have sworn I commented on this already. Or maybe I just thought so because I've come over to look at it a couple times. Looks great.

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  15. OH wow! I love the flavor of lime, espically key lime! I am craving this now.. It looks beautiful as well.

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  16. I could totally go for a slice of this right now! I love key lime anything!!

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  17. Ooooooooohhhh --- the noise I just made while looking over this post. haha. Adding this recipe to my recipe box and stumbling it. Thanks!

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