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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Simple Lemonade and Lime Cake | Family Economics

By Tori Tait

            

During the summertime, I like to incorporate as many fresh and bold flavors into my baked goods as possible. One of my favorites is this refreshing Lemonade and Lime Cake recipe. This tasty treat is simple enough for even the most novice baker to make. In fact, to make things even simpler, you can purchase the white cake layers and skip the baking all together!

cake layers 

Step 1: Bake (or purchase from your local bakery or grocery store) two, plain, white cake layers. The above pictured cakes are 8-inch, round cakes that I picked up at my local grocery store bakery department. Using a fork, poke holes into the tops of each cake layer. Doing this will help the lemonade absorb into your cake. Next, slowly drizzle your favorite lemonade flavor (I used the original) over the tops of each separate cake layer until they are soaked well (but not sopping wet as you still need to move them).

prepare  topping 

Step 2: Set your cake layers aside and prepare the lime-flavored whipped topping. To make, simply squeeze one fresh lime into a container of whipped topping and stir.

assembled cake 

Step 3: Next, assemble your cake. Place one cake layer on a platter or cake stand, and cover the top with a generous layer of your lime whipped topping. Next, place the second layer on top of the first cake and spread another layer of lime whipped topping over the top. Leave the sides of the cake unfrosted for a more rustic look. Top the cake with thin slices of lemons and limes. Keep cake refrigerated until ready to serve.

For more sweet treat recipes, check out my post here!

What other recipes do you make with lemon or lime flavors?

Photos courtesy of Tori Tait.

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