Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Key Lime Cake Truffle

Summer is here & we all know that Summer= BBQ's! And for BBQ's, I have 2 of my signature dishes that I always make 1) Potato Salad and 2) Baked Beans..(I have sworn myself to secrecy on those recipes, sorry)..and I also find myself using a "borrowed" BBQ recipe from The Pioneer Woman that is a definite crowd pleaser! (It's not what you think, though I wish it were..she didn't call me up & give it to me, we aren't close personal friends...but I do know know, from FoodNetwork! Bahaha!) And I ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS make a dessert! Sometimes it's things that are thrown together & this was definitely one of those times! I had a recipe for a Key Lime Cake & I thought about it & in the words of Sweet Brown: "Ain't nobody got time fo dat!" I love any chance I get to dig out my truffle bowl, its just too pretty when you layer things! So needless to say, this thrown together, not as elegant as it probably could have looked "truffle" was a complete hit! I won't name any names or anything, but let's just say, people were licking the bowl! This is simple, easy-peasy, & will now be a dessert I make for backyard BBQ's with our Army Family! HOOAH!

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I apologize in advance for the state of this picture! I was still in the process of making it so it is shown unfinished..I didn't get an "after" pic because people were already digging into it! lol.

Key Lime Cake Truffle
1 Box lemon cake mix
4 eggs
1 (32oz) Box lime jell-o mix
3/4 c. Orange juice
1 c. vegetable oil

1 pk. cream cheese, room temp.
1 Large tub cool-whip
1 tsp. vanilla extract
lime juice to taste
*optional: a couple of sliced limes for decoration as used in pic*
  •  Bake cake as directed, set aside to cool.
  • Put cream cheese in mixer & cream until smooth. Then put in the cool-whip & other filling ingredients & mix until smooth. 
  • Cut cake into bite size squares & layer in the bottom of truffle bowl. (ADD LAYER OF LIMES AROUND EDGES OF BOWL NOW IF YOU ARE USING THEM!) Add a layer of filling, then cake, & continue ending with filling on top. (I also use some ready-whip as additional topping just to make it look pretty!)
  • Chill in the refrigerator a few hours before serving...

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