My sweet niece, Carly turned 16 last month, and I wanted to make her a special cake. She loves the Florida Keys, and has been there many times on vacation. She also loves Key Lime, so I went searching for the perfect cake for her.
I had made a Key Lime Cake last year for my office -- it started with a cake mix and lime jello. It was good, but I wanted to try a different version and found this one on Bakerella's site. Four layers of moist cake filled with key lime buttercream, then frosted with the same, and topped with whipped cream rosettes. And graham cracker crumbs pressed into the sides for a lovely presentation.
This cake was a hit.