How is everyone doing today? I hope all is well with you. My husband had eye surgery yesterday and is recovering nicely. I thought I would surprise him with a sweet treat and made this Key Lime Cake. It is a super easy recipe and makes a delightful dessert anytime.
1 box white cake mix
1 1/4 cups water
1 Tbsp. oil
key lime filling -
1 can sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup key lime juice or regular lime juice
1 tsp. grated lime peel
4 drops yellow food color
1 drop green food color
1 container (12oz.) whipped vanilla frosting
2 tsp. grated lime peel
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray bottom only of 13 x 9 -inch pan with baking spray with flour.
In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
Bake 26 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. With handle of wooden spoon, poke holes almost to bottom of cake every 1/2 inch, wiping spoon handle occasionally to reduce sticking.
In medium bowl, stir together filling ingredients ( mixture will thicken). Pour over cake; spread evenly over surface, working back and forth to fill holes. Some filling should remain on top of cake. Refrigerate 1 hour.
Spread frosting over cake; sprinkle with lime peel. Garnish, if desired with strawberries, lime slices and lemon leaves. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.