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20130730-205214.jpgkey lime cake

{mix the following together}
1 box lemon cake mix
½ cup orange juice
5 eggs
1 ½ cups vegetable oil
1 small box lime Jell-O
pre~heat oven to 350 degrees; pour into 3 greased and floured
(8” or 9”) cake pans; bake layers for 20 minutes

{while layers are baking, mix the following together}
½ cup Key Lime Juice (Nellie & Joe’s)
4 tbsp confectioners sugar
drizzle this mixture over the layers with they are warm.
cool layers completely before icing.

{icing}
8 oz. cream cheese
1 stick margarine
1 box (more if needed) powered sugar

I’m not a fan of cream cheese so, I substituted with buttercream
1 lb butter
1 1/3 cup shortening
6 cups confectioners sugar
2 tsp vanilla
cream butter and shortening, add {sifted} sugar, beat until smooth, add vanilla.  {add up to 1/2 cup water if needed to thin}

{buttercream variation}
Key Lime Juice (Nellie & Joe’s) for flavor. {to taste}

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