How to make it

  • In a medium bowl, with a wire whisk combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.
  • Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar with stand or electric mixer
  • until fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time.
  • Mixing well after each addition.
  • Mix in key lime juice. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk.
  • Mix on low after each addition until just combined.
  • Hand stir in key lime zest.
  • Pour into prepared pans.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes.
  • Remove cakes from pans.
  • Allow cakes to completely cool on wire racks.
  • Frost with cream cheese frosting. Use toasted pecans to decorate sides of
  • cake.
  • *************************************
  • Notes
  • *Although, the Key Lime Cake in the photo has the green food coloring added,
  • most Key Lime purists will tell you that key limes are not green, they are
  • yellow. It’s up to you.
  • **Buttermilk can be substituted with 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar
  • plus enough milk to make 1 cup.

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    " It was excellent "
    midgelet ate it and said...
    also enjoy from scratch cakes!
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    " It was excellent "
    aussie_meat_pie ate it and said...
    I love cakes from scratch - thank you so much.
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  • b1rdrose 8 years ago

    Looks luscious. My Key Lime loving son will really love it.So will Mom.
    Thanks for sharing.
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