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
- 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
- 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.