Sunday, August 12, 2012

Bundt Cake #51: Key Lime


This is the last bundt cake of the summer season...it's time to move into fall cakes :).  I couldn't just end the summer cakes on a flat note, I had to end on a high.  I think a key lime cake with a key lime cream cheese frosting is the perfect ending.  I used key limes (they're little limes usually found in one pound bags next to the lemons and limes), however, if you can't find key limes, just substitute a couple of regular limes.  Key limes just have a particular taste that just says summer.  You'll feel like you're in the Florida Keys when you eat this cake...summer is coming to an end.

Shopping List
1 box of white cake mix
2 small boxes of instant vanilla pudding
1/2 cup of veggie oil
1 cup water
3 tablespoons of key lime zest, divided
1/4 cup fresh key lime juice (about 10 little key limes) plus a few extra key limes for the frosting
 4 eggs
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
4 cups powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Grease (I use Pam) a 10 inch bundt pan

In mixing bowl, combine cake mix, puddings, oil, water, 1 1/2 tablespoons zest, 1/4 cup key lime juice and eggs with electric mixer.  Pour into prepared pan and bake 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Let cake rest on counter in pan 10 minutes.  Then, invert cake onto serving plate to finish cooling. 


Using an electric mixer, combine cream cheese and powdered sugar with a little more key lime juice (2-3 tablespoons or so) until smooth. Beat in remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons key lime zest. 

Spoon over cooled cake, garnish with a little more zest, slice and enjoy.

The little key limes are so small that you'll use quite a few.  The zest and juice combined with the cream cheese will really knock your socks off.  Summer is ending...but the best time of the year to be in the kitchen is just beginning...


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3 comments:

Aubs said...

happy birthday week to me! i LOVE citrus desserts and will be making this one this week!! =)

Maureen W. (Maryland) said...

Having spent part of my childhood in Miami(we even had a key lime tree in our yard), I have such a weakness for GOOD key lime pie! Since we usually celebrate my (October) birthday at our place in Naples, I request KLP as my birthday dessert, but I think I'm going to request your bundt cake this year instead.
PS - Bring on the FALL desserts!!

Mandi Langton said...

Yay!! The Key Lime Bundt made it's appearance. Now I can't wait to make it!

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