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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Kitchen Love

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
4 eggs

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.


  1. Ummm, yes Ma'am! I'd love to have that recipe! I make a coconut one that looks kind of like that, so I'll trade with you! Merry Christmas! Becky G. in GA

  2. Welcome Becky.

    I added the recipe. I love coconut cake. Some of my family like coconut cake some don't. But this lime cake everyone eats. One of my little great nieces picked up the knife we had cut the cake with and was getting ready to lick it:) She got seconds:)

  3. I just printed this recipe off. Now it will be a Christmas miracle if I actually make it but my intentions are good!

  4. Chris it is good any time of year:)