Serving: one 10-inch cake
Have you ever had a cake so good that you asked your friend for the recipe right away? Well, for me, this was it! I hope you all love it the same way I do. Enjoy!
4 sticks butter, that’s 1 lb, room temperature
3 c sugar
6 large eggs plus 2 yolks, room temperature
3 1/2 c all-purpose flour
1/3 c plus 2 tablespoons fresh key lime juice
1/4 c grated Key lime zest
1 tsp vanilla
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
3-4 tbsp butter, room temperature
4 c confectioner’s sugar
2 tbsp freshly squeezed Key lime juice
2-3 tsp grated key lime zest
1 tsp vanilla extract
Step 1: Prepare the oven and preheat to 325 degrees F.
Step 2: Apply non-stick cooking spray in a 10-inch tube pan.
Step 3: Beat the butter with a stand-up mixer.
Step 4: Add in sugar and beat for about 5 to 10 minutes or until well mixed.
Step 5: Add in the eggs gradually and beat every addition.
Step 6: Add in the lime zest and stir until well blended.
Step 7: Add in vanilla, milk, and juice. Stir until well combined.
Step 8: Mix both mixtures until well combined.
Step 9: Transfer the batter into the prepared tube pan and spread it evenly.
Step 10: Place it inside the preheated oven and bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean after inserting it in the middle.
Step 11: Remove from the oven and allow it to cool at room temperature.
To Make the Icing:
Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, add in the butter and cream cheese. Beat with a hand mixer until well combined.
Step 2: Add in confectioners’ sugar and beat until smooth.
Step 3: Add in zest, vanilla, and lime juice. Stir until well combined.
Step 4: Spread the icing over the cooled cake.
Step 5: Serve and enjoy!