You’ve got to try this refreshing layer cake this summer! This Key Lime Layer Cake is made from scratch with a secret ingredient to give it a pretty lime color!
Today I’m excited to join in The Great Wayfair Cake Off! Wayfair selected a few food bloggers like myself to create a cake recipe using fresh fruit. One winner will be selected next week as the Great Cakeoff champion!
I’m hoping to win with my beautiful Key Lime Layer Cake. Earlier this year I shared my Strawberry Chocolate Ganache Layer Cake, and I’ve been dying to create another decadent layer cake ever since.
I’ve got to admit, I’ve been dreading the hot Florida summer this year. I just entered my third trimester of pregnancy, and it is no fun being hugely pregnant during the summer heat!
But if anything can get me excited about summer, it’s this cake. One of my favorite hot weather desserts is key lime pie. I decided to use that same flavor to create a gorgeous layer cake.
The layers of this cake are made from scratch and include fresh lime juice and a secret ingredient to give the cake a pretty lime color and extra pop of flavor — lime Jello!
The frosting is also made from scratch using my favorite cheesecake frosting recipe. The result is a super sweet and slightly tart cake that will be a hit for any occasion.
Creating and decorating layer cakes is so much fun! I topped this cake with slices of fresh limes as well as some lime zest. This adds just a hint of extra lime flavor to the top of the cake, too.
So grab a slice and celebrate the beginning of summer with me, heat and all! This cake is sure to cool you off.