When I was at the grocery store, I noticed a bag of key limes. I have never really used key limes before and decided I wanted to try making a dessert with them. I learned that key limes are much smaller and a little more flavorful then a regular lime. I saw this recipe for Key Lime cake on grouprecipes.com and decided I would give it a try. Oh my goodness, this cake was so moist and delicious and when my husband said that he believes this is his new favorite cake, I knew I had a home run!
KEY LIME CAKE
1 cup water
1 cup oil
2 Tbsp. key lime juice (about 4-5 key limes squeezed)
green food coloring (I used about 4 drops)
2 cups confectioners sugar
1/3 cup key lime juice (fresh squeezed is the best, but you can use bottled)
1 cube butter
1 (8oz. pkg.) cream cheese softened
1 (16 oz.) box powdered sugar
1 tsp. key lime juice
1/2 cup finely crushed graham crackers
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl combine cake mix, pudding, water, oil and eggs.
Mix together. Add key lime juice and food coloring to desired color.
Grease and flour a 9x13 pan. Pour cake batter into pan and bake in oven for 50 minutes, or until cake is set.
Let cake cool for about 10 minutes. Using a fork, carefully poke several holes into the cake.
Make glaze by combining powdered sugar and lime juice and stirring until smooth.
Pour glaze on top of the cake slowly so that it will seep into the holes.
Let cake completely cool.
For frosting, blend together butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar until you have smooth consistency. Add the key lime juice and blend in.
Frost cooled cake and sprinkle graham cracker crumbs on top.