Category: Favorite Birthday Meals

Key Lime Cream Cake



Key Lime Cream Cake


2 cups all purpose flour

1 1/2 cups sugar

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 eggs

2/3 cup oil

2/3 cup key lime juice

3/4 cup sour cream

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 8-inch cake pans.
  • Sift flour, sugar, powder, soda and salt into mixer.
  • Add eggs, oil and lime juice. Beat until smooth.
  • Add sour cream and beat until smooth.
  • Pour in prepared pans and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool and frost.


1 cup butter, softened

2 – 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened

2 – 16 oz boxes confectioners’ sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup key lime juice (optional)

green food coloring (optional for color)

  • Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Beat in vanilla. For really creamy frosting, mix in 1/4 cup of key lime juice. You can also leave it out or add more confectioners sugar to make it thicker. Add a small amount of green food color if you’d like the frosting tinted.

Whipped Cream

16 oz. heavy whipping cream

3 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

  • Chill metal bowl and beaters in freezer for about 20 minutes. When ready to whip, add ingredients to the bowl and beat until stiff peaks form.

Divide cake into four layers and frost. Pipe top with whipped cream or add crushed graham crackers to the side of the cake if desired. Refrigerate.


Fajitas for a Family of Four

(Start the day before)

3/4 Balsamic Vinegar

1/2 t Salt

1 t + 1 T Cumin

2 T Chili Powder

1 t Garlic powder

Mix vinegar with meat. Add garlic powder, cumin, and chili powder. Mix

Family Size

Pour a good amount of vinegar in

Put a nice even layer of garlic powder on

Put on a layer of chili powder

Put a layer of cumin on

Put a bit of salt on.

Mix. It will be a little dry.