Saturday, January 9, 2010

Chime Cake (Chocolate and Lime)

Chime Cake

Serving Size 20 ish

I made two sheet cakes and covered them with chocolate hard glaze. ( save some of the glaze for decorating ) Once the glaze was some what hard I put the lime frosting on top of one of the sheet cakes and flipped the second cake on top. Once this was done I placed the cake back in to the refrigerator to cool and set. After all of the chocolate had hardened I cut the cake in to the sail boat shape and placed it in the shape. After moving the cake I covered it with the remaining frosting and outlined it with the reaming chocolate glaze.

Key Lime Honey Cake

This is a very moist, light and clean tasting cake; balances out the lingering taste in your mouth after a heavy dinner. Honey and key lime cake recipe >>

Difficulty: Moderately Easy


I doubled the recipe in order to make 2 sheet cakes

  1. Step 1
    Gather and prepare the following items for the honey and key lime cake recipe:

    -- Ingredients --

    (For the Cake)
    * 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened / butter preferred
    * 1-1/6 cup white sugar
    * 2 large eggs
    * 2 teaspoons grated key lime zest
    * 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    * 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    * 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    * 1/4 teaspoon salt
    * 3/4 cup key lime juice
    * 4 tablespoons pure honey
    * 2 to 3 drops green food coloring, optional
  2. Step 2
    - - Make the Cake --

    Lightly grease a cake pan. Set aside.

    Sift together the baking powder, baking soda, flour, and salt. Set aside.

    Beat together using electric mixer on high speed the butter (margarine, if using) and 3/4 cup of the sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.

    Fold in the egg yolks (reserve the whites) one at a time to the above mixture. Stir in lime zest. Add green food coloring (optional, if you want your cake a pretty lime green color). Add sifted flour mixture, alternating with 1/2 cup lime juice, beating to form batter. Add honey, and egg whites to the cake batter.

    Pour batter into prepared cake pan. Bake for 38 minutes at 350°F or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

    Cool cake for 15 minutes in pan on wire rack.

Chocolate hard glaze


Place all ingredients in a pot. Heat slowly steering the whole time

Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting:

I doubled this recipe to make sure I plenty of frosting. Next time I am going to not put in the totally amount of confectioners sugar. I thought the frosting was a little to liquidity.

8 oz cream cheese softened (230 grams)
8 tablespoons butter (114 grams) — salted
3 ¼ cups confectioners’ sugar (442 grams) 1 box
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon lime juice

In a mixer cream together cream cheese and butter. Add sugar and vanilla, then beat in the lime juice – beating and scraping sides of bowl all the while.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Curried Chicken Salad

I started my new year of with making a recipe out of the new cookbook I got "Fix-it and Enjoy-It Healthy Cookbook" consisting of 400 great stove-top and oven recipes. I started of with the Curried Chicken Salad.
This salad makes about 10 main dish servings, but i cut it in half and added in apple, carrots, and did not add in toasted slivered almonds.

The dish is a great fresh start to a new year with only 252 cal per serving!

Curried Chicken Salad

1cup fat free mayonnaise
3/4 cup plain non-fat yogurt
2 Tb honey
1 Tb lemon juice
1 1/2 Tb curry powder
6 cup chopped cooked chicken, cooled
3 cup halved red grapes
3/4 cup toasted slivered almonds
3/4 cup diced celery
Romaine lettuce.