Ingredients of the cake:
- Cake flour- 2 1/2 cups (285 g)
- Sugar (granulated )- 1 1/2 cups
- Salt- 1/2 tsp
- Baking powder- 2 1/2 tsp
- Unsalted butter (if it becomes too soft just refrigerate for a few minute) -1 1/2 sticks (12 T) (169 g)
- You can cut into 1/2 inch slice onto waxed paper to soften more quickly
- Large eggs- 4
- Milk- 1 cup
- Vegetable oil- 2 tsp
- Lime juice- 1/2 cup
- Limes- 2
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For the lime simple syrup:
- Sugar- 1 cup
- Water- 1 cup
- Lime juice- 2 tsp
For Lime Curd:
- Sugar- 3/4 cup (granulated sugar
- Cornstarch- 1/4 cup
- Water- 1 cup
- Egg yolks- 2
- Unsalted butter- 2 tsp
- Grated lime zest- 1 tsp
- Lime juice- 4 tsp
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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 8 x 2 inch round pans. I split the layers for four layers to assemble the cake, your could also bake in three 8 x 2 pans. This will give you more lime curd per slice. In the bowl of your mixer combine the cake flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and lime zest.
In a separate bowl combine eggs, milk, vegetable oil, and lime juice. Blend with a fork.
Whisk the dry ingredients for 30 seconds to combine. Begin with your mixer on low speed, gradually increasing to medium speed as you add the slices of butter a few pieces at a time. Beat until the dry ingredients are crumbly and moistened by the butter. The look & texture will be similar to coarse sand. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl to make sure there is no dry flour.
Slowly add approximately 1/2 of the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and beat at medium speed for 1 1/2 minutes, the batter will become thick and fluffy. Scrape the bowl and add the remaining egg mixture in 2 additions, beating for 20 seconds after each addition.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes (25 to 30 minutes if you bake in 3 pans) or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cakes cool 10 minutes then turn out. Makes 6 1/2 cups of batter, works well for cupcakes.
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For Lime syrup:
In a saucepan over medium heat bring the water and sugar to a boil. Turn the heat to low and stir constantly until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is clear. Remove from heat and stir in the lime juice. Cool. If you want the mixture to be a thicker consistency, cook longer over low heat. Brush a small amount of the syrup onto your cake layers before you begin assembling your cake. Apply sparingly so that the cake does not become soggy. We apply while the cakes are still warm but you could also do this at room temp just before assembling. We prefer to use a pastry brush. With lime juice added to the mixture it will last 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.
For the lime curd:
Combine sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan, pour in water. Over medium heat, stir the mixture constantly until it thickens and comes to a boil. Boil for 1 minute, remove the pan from the heat. Spoon about 1/2 cup of the hot mixture into a small bowl containing the egg yolks and stir quickly until combined. Pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan. Return pan to medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, approximately 1 min. The mixture will thicken slightly. Remove from heat and stir in the butter, lime juice and lime zest. Cool before using.
To Assemble the cake:
After lightly brushing our layers with lime syrup, we filled with the lime curd, and then crumb coated and frosted the cake with our Cream Cheese Frosting recipe ……
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