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cherry-lime cake

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Becky Hallstrom
Edmond, OK

My husband is not real crazy about chocolate cake or brownies so, for his birthday one year, I decided to get creative and come up with something I thought he might like better. This recipe uses a boxed cake mix, but adds a few very easy ingredients that make it a little special... a sweet dessert but with just enough tartness to keep it interesting. And, it was a hit with the hubby!

(1 rating)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min

Ingredients For cherry-lime cake

  • 1 box
    cherry chip cake mix, prepared according to directions
  • 1 box
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c
    lime juice, fresh squeezed
  • 3 Tbsp
    grenadine syrup
  • 3
    red food coloring drops
  • 2
    limes, thinly sliced
  • 1 bottle
    maraschino cherries, small

How To Make cherry-lime cake

  • 1
    Mix cake according to package directions; bake in bundt pan until done.
  • 2
    After cake cools a few minutes, turn cake out onto cake plate/platter; allow it to cool completely.
  • 3
    Divide powdered sugar equally into two small mixing bowls. In one bowl, add the fresh-squeezed lime juice. Add more juice, if needed, to make a glaze that will easily spread.
  • 4
    In the second bowl, add the grenadine syrup and red food coloring. Again, add more syrup, if required, for glaze to easily spread.
  • 5
    Glaze the cake first with the lime glaze so that cake is completely covered. Then drizzle the cherry (red) glaze over the lime in loops and swirls.
  • 6
    Garnish the cake around the edges with lime slices and maraschino cherries.
  • 7
    OPTION: Cherry extract or other cherry flavoring can be substituted for the grenadine syrup. Also, bottled lime juice works well in a pinch (faster and more convenient).

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