Monday, July 19, 2010

Cool Lime Cake


Summer lends itself to a quick cake that keeps well in the refrigerator and tastes wonderfully cool on a hot day.  
  • 1 white cake mix baked according to directions.  I made mine in a 6 inch pan and reserved a bit of batter for a few cupcakes. This cake would work really well in a 9 X 13 pan.
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup of fresh lime juice. . .about 4 small limes
  • 2 cups of whipping cream divided 
  • a few drops of green food coloring if desired
  1. Combine the sweetened condensed milk, the lime juice and 3/4 cup whipping cream. 
  2. Set aside 1 cup of filling for the frosting.
  3. Use the end of a wooden spoon to poke holes at 1/2 inch intervals in the cake. .nearly to the bottom but not through the cake.  Pour filling over the cake and work into the holes.
  4.  Whip the remaining whipping cream until soft peaks form. Add the few drops of green food coloring and the remaining filling and whip together until it is a spreadable consistency.
  5. Frost the cake and chill until serving time.

20 comments:

  1. Looking forward to making this for next community dinner or quilting bee, many thanks.

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  2. Ohhh, definitely my kind of cake!

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  3. That looks simply scrumptious !!!
    I would love to try it.
    Have a wonderful week.

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  4. Yum Yum and such a pretty cake!

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  5. Mouth watering. It is so hot here, I would love a cool slice of the cake. I'd grate a bit of the lime zest on top because I just love an intense lime flavor.

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  6. Now that one I gotta try looks different then the regular taste of cakes, looking forward to trying it out, I'm sure it's going to be awesome tasting!

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  7. Absolutely delightful. This is a keeper. Thank you, Lovella!

    K. (Ontario)

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  8. Looks absolutely delicious! Does anyone else see that face? Cool green sunglasses, and plump lips right on the edge of the cake? Cute!

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  9. This looks very attractive! I do want to try this cake. You have the perfect stand for it.

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  10. How lovely! Perfect for a hot day. Kathy (MGCC)

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  11. This looks fantastic! I make a similar cake using Coco Lopez and can't wait to try this lime version. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Ooohh, that looks delicious. Do you think you could make it with lemon for a lemon cake?

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  13. oh my!! It looks delicious! I'm starring it.

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  14. Do you really have six inch layer pans? I have never seen any so small. Mine are the traditional 8 or 9 inch. As my teenage son would say, "Lovella you aced it!". In my words, "Lovella, the cake looks fantastic!"

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  15. I think the cake would work wonderfully in lemon .. .I'm going to try it too.
    Yes. .6 inch pans. .make a very pretty tall cake.

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  16. I just made this cake for a 50th Birthday. I have to say that it was absolutely fantastic and I will making it again and again.

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  17. I just made this cake for a 50th Birthday. I have to say that it was absolutely fantastic and I will making it again and again.

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  18. I am making this cake today for Easter tomorrow. As I was assembling the ingredients for the filling, I noticed that the print recipe does not have all the ingredient amounts. That's the reason I'm back so soon. ☺

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