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Leprechaun Lime Poke Cake‏

Lyne
St. Patrick’s Day is ideal to make something green; like this Leprechaun lime poke cake. This cake will bring the luck of the Irish!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Frosting and Decoration 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian, irish
Servings 10 People
Calories 688 kcal

Equipment

  • Bakin Pan
  • Medium bowl
  • spatula
  • Hand Mixer

Ingredients
  

Cake

  • 1 Cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, soften, + for greasing pan
  • 2 1/2 Cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 11/4 Cup buttermilk shake well
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 3 oz box of lime gelatin

Topping

  • 2 cup 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.

Baking Pan

  • Spread the batter evenly into your baking pan.
  • Bake about 30 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean from the centre 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.

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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1peopleCalories: 688kcalCarbohydrates: 79gProtein: 8gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 166mgSodium: 304mgPotassium: 137mgFiber: 1gSugar: 53gVitamin A: 1388IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 96mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Leprechanu Lime Poke Cake, Lime Poke Cake, Poke cake, St. Patrick' Day cake, St. Patrick's Day, St. Patrick's Day dessert
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