Hello everyone here at Debbiedoo’s!
I’m here today with a yummy cake recipe that would be perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.
If I had to pick my favorite kind of dessert, it most likely would not be cake.
I am really more of a pie girl…but this recipe for Lime Cake with White Chocolate Frosting just might change my taste buds! It’s an easy-to-mix-up recipe and so moist it practically melts in your mouth. Once again, as with my other Citrus Recipes, the best part was zesting the lime. Yummo.
The original recipe is from Paula Deen but I think the version I made is a bit different. I used a 9 x 13 pan and her recipe called for 3 round pans to make a 3 layer cake.
Honestly, that’s just too much work so I opted for a sheet cake!
It also called for key limes.
- 1 ½ c. butter softened
- 1 ¾ c. sugar
- 2 T. lime zest
- 3 eggs
- ¼ c. fresh lime juice
- 3 c. cake flour
- 1 t. baking soda
- 1 ½ c. buttermilk
- 6 oz. white chocolate baking squares I used Ghiradelli
- ½ c. whipping cream
- 1 ½ sticks butter softened
- 1 t. vanilla
- 5 c. powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350. Prepare 3 round cake pans or one 9 x 13.
- In large bowl beat butter, sugar and lime zest.
- Beat in eggs one at a time, scraping the bowl after every addition.
- Beat in juice.
- In separate bowl whisk cake flour and baking soda. Gradually add to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk beginning and ending with flour mixture.
- Pour into prepared pan(s.)
- Bake 18 - 20 min. for round pans and 30 min. for 9 x 13 or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cool completely.
- In a glass bowl combine chocolate and whipping cream. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until chocolate is melted and creamy.
- In a large bowl combine chocolate mixture with butter and vanilla, Beat until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar until fluffy. Spread on cooled cake.
In Ohio…in February, there were no key limes to be found. Regular limes worked just fine. I’m not sure I would have known the difference anyway.
As with any recipe that calls for fresh zest, there is a brightness about this cake that is very appealing. It’s pretty too which is always a plus! Thank you to Debbie for having me over. See you all next month!
This looks delicious!! Yum!
The Tuscan Home
One word – Y U M!!! I will have to make this, it looks D I V I N E!! 🙂
Thank you for letting me hang out here every month. I love it!
Sounds yummy and great for spring!!~~Angela
Claire @ A Little Claireification
Nom nom nom. Looks and sounds delish, Debbie!! Pinned!
It does look yummy Debbie! I adore key limes.
Thanks Debbie, for sharing with us. There is soooooo many great things to make on your site.
This looks so good, cant wait to try it…
YUM!!! I have to look away for now, and save it for later…. But, oh, is my mouth watering. 🙂
How utterly delicious and refreshing.
Ann (& Debbie) This sounds absolutely delicious! I am saving this to try when my ovens get installed! Yum! The family will love this for St. Patrick’s Day. xo Diana
I am most definitely pinning this one, Debbie. I have had key lime cake, but all the recipes I have found have been sort of fakey, and I could tell by the color of the cake. THIS looks fresh and delicious. It would be perfect for a spring lunch.
Lemon and lime, two of my favorite tastes. So against my better judgement based on the girth of my thighs, I’m pinning this.
this sounds so refreshing and tasty 🙂