Thursday, December 23, 2010
I love my Kitchen Aid Mixer. I asked for this for Christmas a couple years ago. Mr. Scrap likes to buy electronic stuff and anything that will help me use the kitchen more.
I love to bake, but it's hard to bake for just 2 people. So I like to bake things to share. I cheated and baked Pillsbury ready to bake sugar cookies. I think they are cute and they taste good.
I made goodies for work, for our dinner tomorrow and to give to a few people.
I made 2 of these Key Lime Pie Poke Cakes (1 for tomorrow and 1 for work) They are chilling now. You bake a cake and add this mixture to the warm cake. I put a cream cheese/whipped cream frosting on it. Bits of lime zest on the top. I'll add the recipe.
The cake has a creamy layer of filling under the frosting.
Key Lime Pie Poke Cake (but you can use the other limes I've done both)
Recipe from a Betty Crocker cooking magazine
Super Moist White cake mix
1 1/4 cups water
1 tablespoon veg oil
Key Lime Filling
1 can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk (not evap)
3/4 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup lime juice
1 tsp grated lime peel
4 drops yellow food color
1 drop green food color (I never use the food coloring)
The recipe calls a can of the whipped vanilla frosting but I use this
1 8oz cream cheese softened
1/2 cup cream
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Bake the cake at 350 in a 13x9 in pan after spraying the bottom only with spray with flour. Bake 26-30 minutes. Cool 5 minutes. Use the end of a wooden spoon poke holes every 1/2 in in cake
In medium bowl stir filling ingredients together until thickened. Pour over cake letting filling sink into holes in cake. Spread evenly. Some filling will remain on cake. Refrigerate 1 hour
Spread frosting over cake top with lime zest, fresh strawberries and slices of lime if desired (I forgot to get strawberries and this isn't a good time for them anyway)
For the frosting I beat the cream cheese, then put in in a bowl while I beat the whipping cream. Then add the cream cheese to the whipping cream, beat again and add the sugar and vanilla.
Very good cake. I don't think I've ever had leftovers of it.