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Leprechaun Lime Poke Cake‏
Ingredients
Cake
  • 1 C 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
  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.