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Mar 25, 2011 07:19 PM

Key Lime Cake

Does anyone have a recipe for key lime cake? I've done a google search and they all seem to 'cheat' using lime jello mix for a lot of the flavoring. I had an amazing key lime cake when living in Miami a few years ago and really want to make one for Easter.

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  1. I don't have a recipe for a key lime cake, but it sounds like it would be good. I have recently made a ricotta orange cake that I saw mentioned here on the what are you baking now thread. Maybe that could successfully be adapted to become a key lime cake. The ricotta orange cake recipe is a Giada one from food tv. You could google it, that's how I found it, and then try substituting key lime zest, juice etc for the orange in the original recipe If i remember correctly, the recipe also calls for orange liqueur, and i don't know if there is such a thing as key lime liqueur. Hmmm, now I am to search and will report back:)

    1. There is indeed a key lime liqueur..KeKe Beach Key Lime liqueur. Have no idea what the quality is, but if you try it, would love to hear. If you didn't want to go that far, I imagine you could substitute key lime juice.

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      1. re: sunflwrsdh

        That cake does sound good and I could easily sub lime for the orange. I've had Keke in Key Lime Martinis before and it's pretty good. I wouldn't mind using the leftover liquor for some of those!

        1. re: nmurawsk

          Actually, I checked the recipe and it isn't orange liqueur it called for, it was amaretto, which is not something I would use with key lime, I don't think! also, sounds like there are some actual key lime cakes posted below....good luck:)

        1. MMRuth posted a recipe for a key lime bundt cake years ago, which sounds really good:

          1. here's a key lime pound cake recipe from southern living.

            here are some links for a key lime layer cake. but please don't add that phony green food coloring.