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Key Lime Poke Cake

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Key Lime Poke Cake
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 15
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Bring the great flavor of key lime pie to a wonderful white cake. It's refreshing and fantastic!
Updated May 8, 2012

Ingredients

Cake

Key Lime Filling

  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup Key lime juice or regular lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 4 drops yellow food color
  • 1 drop green food color

Frosting

Garnish, If Desired

  • Fresh strawberries
  • Key lime slices
  • Lemon leaves

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • 3
    Bake 27 to 33 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. With handle of wooden spoon (1/4 to 1/2 inch in diameter), poke holes almost to bottom of cake every 1/2 inch, wiping spoon handle occasionally to reduce sticking.
  • 4
    In medium bowl, stir together filling ingredients (mixture will thicken). Pour over cake; spread evenly over surface, working back and forth to fill holes. (Some filling should remain on top of cake.) Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • 5
    Spread frosting over cake; sprinkle with lime peel. Garnish as desired. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Key lime pie is not green in color unless food color is added. If you'd prefer a greener filling in this cake, add a couple drops of green food color to the filling before pouring it over the cake.
  • tip 2
    If Key limes aren't available in your grocery store, look for bottled Key lime juice near the other bottled lime juices.

Nutrition

370 Calories, 15g Total Fat, 5g Protein, 54g Total Carbohydrate, 40g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
140
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
7g
34%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
290mg
12%
Potassium
160mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
54g
18%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
40g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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