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Homemade Keylime Cake

Homemade Keylime Cake

This is a really moist cake and it great for special occasions, because even though it’s really fairly easy to make, it looks like you fussed. It’s prettiest made as a three layer cake, but you can also make it in a 9″x13″ pan. Here is what you will need:

Ingredients :

1 box lemon cake mix (make sure you get a full size cake mix and not those they have reduced to 10.5 oz.)
1 pkg. (3oz.) lime gelatin (Jello)
3/4 cup orange juice
2 tsp. vanilla
5 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup key lime juice (fresh squeezed or bottled)
1/4 cup confectioners sugar

Cream Cheese Frosting
12 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
6 cups powdered sugar
*This is basically a recipe and a half of cream cheese frosting, but you need this much for the three layers.

Instructions :

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix cake mix with lime gelatin and orange juice. Add vanilla, eggs. and oil. Mix until well blended, but do not over mix.
Prepare three 9″ cake pans by placing parchment or wax paper circles cut to fit in the bottoms. Spray with nonstick spray or butter and flour them. Divide the batter evenly. Place in oven for 17 to 20 minutes. Remove to cool. If you use a 9″x13″ pan, bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
Combine the 1/2 cup lime juice with the powdered sugar. While the cake layers are still warm, poke a few holes in them while still in the pans with a fork or toothpick and pour the lime juice glaze over each one. Allow them to cool in the pans.
Prepare the cream cheese frosting by creaming the cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add the vanilla and the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until it is light and fluffy.
Place a layer of the cake on a cake plate and frost the top, repeating with the other two layers.
Frost the entire cake and if you want to garnish use some lime slices! Place in the refrigerator and keep chilled until ready to serve. This is a very moist cake and it gets even moister the next day!

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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?