Leprechaun Lime Poke Cake

| February 20, 2015 | 5 Comments

 Leprechaun Lime Cake Recipe

You will not regret making the Leprechaun Lime Poke Cake for St. Patrick’s Day. It is sublime!

Ingredients for the Cake
1C (2 sticks) unsalted butter, soften, + for greasing pan
2 1/2 C all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder|
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
11/4 C buttermilk, shake well
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 C granulated sugar
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
One 3- oz box of lime gelatin

Topping
2 C heavy cream, cold
1 Tbsp granulated sugar
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Green sanding sugar,(or green sprinkles) for decoration on top of the cake

Instructions
-Set oven rack in the lower third of the oven.
-Preheat to 350 degrees.
-Butter the bottom and sides of your baking pan
-Whisk; flour, baking powder, baking soda,and salt in a medium bowl.
-Set bowl aside.
-Beat granulated sugar and soft butter at medium speed until very light in color and also fluffy.
-Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
-With the mixer still on medium slowly add eggs and continue to beat into mixture until fully integrated
-Reduce the speed of the mixer to it’s lowest setting.
-Now while the mixer continues to run, add 1/3 of the flour mixture.
-Now add 1/2 of the buttermilk mixture.
-After adding the buttermilk mixture, add 1/2 of the remaining flour mixture.
-Next alternate by adding the rest of the buttermilk mixture and lastly the rest of the flour mixture.
-Scrape the sides and beat until well mixed.

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Baking Pan
Spread the batter evenly into your baking pan.
-Bake until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the cake.
-When baking turn the cake halfway at the 15 minute point.
-Allow to cool for 30 minutes with cake still in pan.
-Using a larger fork, poke holes an inch apart in the top and all the way through the cake.

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Topping
-Lime green jello- following the directions on the box reducing the cold water to 1/2 C.
-Pour the jello evenly over the cooled cake
-Place in your refrigerator for 2 hrs.

Whipping cream
-Place a large bowl in your refrigerator to cool.
-Whip the cream with the sugar and vanilla in the cooled bowl until fluffy.

Last step
-Spread the prepared whipping cream over the cake and sprinkle your sanding sugar (or green sprinkles) .
-Slice and serve.

Leprechaun Lime Cake

Leprechaun Lime Poke Cake‏
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Cake
  1. 1C (2 sticks) unsalted butter, soften, + for greasing pan
  2. 2 1/2 C all purpose flour
  3. 1/2 tsp baking powder|
  4. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  5. 1/2 tsp salt
  6. 11/4 C buttermilk, shake well
  7. 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  8. 2 C granulated sugar
  9. 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  10. One 3- oz box of lime gelatin
Topping
  1. 2 C heavy cream, cold
  2. 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  3. 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  4. Green sanding sugar,(or green sprinkles) for decoration on top of the cake
Instructions
  1. -Set oven rack in the lower third of the oven.
  2. -Preheat to 350 degrees.
  3. -Butter the bottom and sides of your baking pan
  4. -Whisk; flour, baking powder, baking soda,and salt in a medium bowl.
  5. -Set bowl aside.
  6. -Beat granulated sugar and soft butter at medium speed until very light in color and also fluffy.
  7. -Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  8. -With the mixer still on medium slowly add eggs and continue to beat into mixture until fully integrated
  9. -Reduce the speed of the mixer to it’s lowest setting.
  10. -Now while the mixer continues to run, add 1/3 of the flour mixture.
  11. -Now add 1/2 of the buttermilk mixture.
  12. -After adding the buttermilk mixture, add 1/2 of the remaining flour mixture.
  13. -Next alternate by adding the rest of the buttermilk mixture and lastly the rest of the flour mixture.
  14. -Scrape the sides and beat until well mixed.
Baking Pan
  1. Spread the batter evenly into your baking pan.
  2. -Bake until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the cake.
  3. -When baking turn the cake halfway at the 15 minute point.
  4. -Allow to cool for 30 minutes with cake still in pan.
  5. -Using a larger fork, poke holes an inch apart in the top and all the way through the cake.
Topping
  1. -Lime green jello- following the directions on the box reducing the cold water to 1/2 C.
  2. -Pour the jello evenly over the cooled cake
  3. -Place in your refrigerator for 2 hrs.
Whipping cream
  1. -Place a large bowl in your refrigerator to cool.
  2. -Whip the cream with the sugar and vanilla in the cooled bowl until fluffy.
Last step
  1. -Spread the prepared whipping cream over the cake and sprinkle your sanding sugar (or green sprinkles) .
  2. -Slice and serve.
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  1. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    A very nice cake for St Patrick’s Day. Love the name of the cake too “Leprechaun Lime Poke Cake”.

  2. kathy downey says:

    Awe cute name,it looks delicious

  3. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    This cake sounds delicious!

  4. Victoria Ess says:

    That sounds really tasty! I never would have thought to mix jello in with cake!

  5. kathy downey says:

    This does look so tasty!

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