Thanksgiving Key Lime Cake

Vegan Key Lime Cake | Photo, recipe and cake by Stacy Sweeney

You might as well add green food coloring to this cake recipe because I hear it’s all bad for you, anyway. This is my basic birthday cake recipe with the texture of a wedding cake – dense and heavy.  Cakes are fun to make and they make your house smell like a bakery. Icing a cake is like painting. Normally, I would ice this cake perfectly, but  today I learned it looks better to show the brush strokes.

Thanksgiving Key Lime Cake Recipe
Cake Ingredients:
3 cups all-purpose flower
1 cup cane sugar
2 tßsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 3/4 cup non-dairy milk
2/3 cup grape seed oil
1/4 cup fresh key lime juice
1 tßsp key‌ lime extract
2 tßsp key lime zest

Preheat oven to 350. Whisk together flower, sugar, baking powder and salt. Whisk together milk, oil, key lime juice, zest and extract in a separate bowl. Combine wet and dry mixtures. Divide batter into 2, lightly oiled and flowered, 9-in round baking pans. Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Icing ingredients:
1/2 cup Earth Balance butter
1 tsp key Lime juice
1 tsp key Lime extract
3 cups powdered sugar

Slowly beat butter, extract and juice. Add in sugar, one cup at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Cover cooled cakes with a double batch of icing, then stack.
Stacy Sweeney


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