Sunday, August 23, 2009

Paula Deen's Key Lime Cake with White Chocolate Frosting

I am not a big fan of cake but I liked this one. I also think this cake would be good with a key lime frosting to bring out more of the lime flavor. The white chocolate frosting was good I just really like limes.


3/4 cup butter, softened
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 tablespoons key lime zest
3 eggs
1/4 cup key lime juice, fresh
3 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups buttermilk

White Chocolate Frosting
6 (1 oz) white chocolate baking squares
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 tea. vanilla
5 cups confectioners sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 340. Grease and flour 3 (9 inch) cake pans.
  2. In large bowl, beat butter, sugar, and lime zest at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in juice until combined.
  3. In medium bowl, combine cake flour and baking soda; sift. Gradually add to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  4. Pour evenly into prepared pants, and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes clean. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks. Spread white chocolate frosting in between layers, and on top and sides of cake. Garnish with Key lime wedges, if desired.
  5. White Chocolate Frosting:.
  6. In medium bowl, combine chocolate an dcream. Microwave on high in 30 second intervals, stirring between each, until chocolate is melted and smooth (about 1-1/2 minutes total); let cool completely.
  7. In large bowl, combine white chocolate mixture, butter, and vanilla. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually beat in confectioners sugar until fluffy.

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