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Easy Key Lime Cake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

Indulge in a Tangy Treat with a 6-Inch Key Lime Cake!

Key Lime Cake is a beloved dessert, known for its bright and tangy flavor that refreshes the palate. This delectable recipe is designed to be easy to follow, even for novice bakers, yet impressive enough to stun guests at any gathering. With a light and airy texture, the Key Lime Cake is complemented by the smooth, tangy Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting, creating an unforgettable taste experience.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

For the Cake Batter:

  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of key lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of buttermilk

For the Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 oz of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of key lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Baking and Assembly:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 6 inch cake pan.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt).
  3. In a separate large bowl, cream the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then blend in the key lime juice and vanilla extract.
  5. Interleave adding the dry ingredients and buttermilk to the batter, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Meanwhile, prepare the Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting by beating together the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  8. Gradually add the powdered sugar, key lime juice, and vanilla extract, blending until the frosting reaches your desired consistency.
  9. Once the cake is done baking, remove it from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  10. After 10 minutes, transfer the cake to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.
  11. Once the cake has cooled, spread an even layer of the Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting over the top and sides of the cake.
  12. Decorate the cake with optional garnishes such as lime zest, fresh key lime slices, or edible flowers.

Serving and Storing:

Serve the Key Lime Cake at room temperature or chilled, and store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

In Conclusion:

This Simple 6-Inch Key Lime Cake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting is a delightful dessert that will leave a lasting impression. With a balance of tangy key lime flavor and creamy frosting, every bite is a delightful experience. The ease of ingredients and preparation make this recipe accessible to all, making it the perfect dessert for any occasion.”

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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?