Altheria McIntyre-Perry Recipe

Key Lime Cake

By Altheria McIntyre-Perry luvstocook

Recipe Rating:
 5 Ratings
8-12 depending on slices
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Altheria's Story

I made this cake a few times for family gatherings, and for my husband. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed this cake and wanted more. This cake is soooo good because it is made from fresh key limes and from scratch.


3 oz
package lime flavored gelatin
1 1/2 c
granulated sugar
2 c
sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
5 large
eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2 c
vegetable oil
3/4 c
orange juice, fresh
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/4 c
key lime juice
1/2 c
confectioners' sugar
1/2 c
butter, room temperature
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1 - 8 oz
package cream cheese, room temperature
16 oz
box confectioners' sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degree and flour 3 9-inch-round cake pans.
In a large bowl, mix gelatin, sugar, flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Add the eggs, oil, orange juice, lemon juice, and vanilla. Divide batter evenly among the 3 pans and bake for 35 to 40 mins.Test for doneness,cool layers in pan for 5 mins., then turn onto racks.
While layers are still hot, mix the lime juice and confctioners' sugar and pour over the layers on the racks,. You can pierce the layers with a fork and allow the glaze to soak in better. Let layers cool completely before icing.
Cream butter and cream cheese, beat in confectioners' sugar until mixture is smooth and easy to spread. Spread icing between layers and on top and sides of cake.
Cream cheese icing is optional. Cake is beautiful and taste great with just the glaze. I prefer icing the cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Carb
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

  • Comments

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    Cherie Rogers crobbin - Oct 25, 2010
    thanks for posting this "from scratch" recipe!
    looking forward to trying!
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    Altheria McIntyre-Perry luvstocook - Oct 25, 2010
    You are welcome....I hope you enjoy it as well as we like it.
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    Hope Jackson BrownSugar1 - Nov 22, 2010
    I'm trying this cake for Thanksgiving. It's sound like it's so good as it is written.This is a recipe I been trying to get my cousin to give me since their mom pass away. She was the bakery all by herself. But if I ever get my hands on it. I would love to share it you all would love it. Thanks for yours Altheria you are a life saver....
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    Altheria McIntyre-Perry luvstocook - Nov 23, 2010
    Hope, you are welcome; and I know everyone will love you for making this cake this Thanksgiving. It is wonderfully delicious, or should I say "off the chain". Lol, enjoy and have a great Thanksgiving.
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    Hope Jackson BrownSugar1 - Nov 26, 2010
    Altheria I made the cake and guest what it's all gone.My daughter said mom what kind of cake is that I said key lime you never made one of those before.I was like i did but it wasn't as good as this one.She's like i remember that but this one is "GOOD" mom I'm like I know lol.But my family enjoyed it so much too.Now they waiting on me to make another one.And they are willing to buy everything now that's sounds like a deal.Thank you once again.
    I'm making a pie soon I haven't give it a name yet,but it's good and simple too as soon as i do i will be posting a picture and what goes in it."WARNING" It does last long.