Tonight is the kids school concert. After the concert we will come home and celebrate how well they did with a piece of key lime cake. This is from Trisha Yearwood’s recipe with a few changes. As you can see I was multi-task cooking getting our sirloin steak ready for tomorrow’s dinner while the cakes were baking.
I have about 30 minutes from the time I get home until the kids get off the bus and I head out to do afternoon feeding of our animals. Knowing tonight is the concert and we won’t be home until later evening I used that time to whip up this cake for an after concert treat and prepare part of tomorrow’s dinner.
I like to keep this cake light by serving with a tad of whipped cream. I have also served it with french vanilla ice cream. Of course I had to give the kids a piece when they came home. They need their strength to sing 🙂
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
3/4 cups lime juice from approx. 5 limes (you can use the little key limes but you will need quite a few)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 large eggs, slightly beaten
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease and flour one 9 x 13 cake pan or 9×9 pans or 3 round pans