Key Lime Icebox Cake

delicious zesty layered cake
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Ingredients

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¾ cup Granulated sugar
¼ cup Cornstarch
⅛ tsp Kosher Salt
4 Egg yolks large
2 cups Half-and-half
3 tbsp Butter
2 tbsp Key Lime zest
½ cup Key Lime juice fresh
45 squares Graham cracker
1 cup Whipping cream
¼ cup Powdered sugar

Nutritional information

298
calories
16,3g
fat
36g
carbohydrates
3,4g
protein
124mg
cholesterol
133mg
sodium
Ingredients

Key Lime Icebox Cake

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This Key Lime Icebox Cake is a super impressive looking dessert, yet it is really easy to make and requires no cooking! My family loves the flavor of Key lime. More aromatic and flavorsome than the usual Persian limes, is it any wonder Key limes are used to make delicious desserts and cocktails?

To make this layered cake, begin by making a custard from granulated sugar, cornstarch, salt, egg yolks, half-and-half, butter, Key lime zest and juice. Using graham crackers, build up layers of crackers and custard. Do not worry if the crackers do not completely cover the bottom of the baking pan. The layers will still work out. Top the cake with sweetened whipped cream and serve immediately. 

To make Key Lime Icebox Cake, you will need the following ingredients:

Key Lime Icebox Cake Recipe Recipes–Homemade Key Lime Icebox Cake Recipe–Easy Key Lime Icebox Cake Recipe

Steps to make Key Lime Icebox Cake

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Mix sugar cornstarch and salt

Combine ¾ cup of granulated sugar, ¼ cup of cornstarch and ⅛ teaspoon of kosher salt in a heavy-bottomed saucepan.

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Whisk eggs and half and half

In a bowl, whisk 4 large egg yolks and 2 cups of half-and-half together. Gradually pour this egg mixture into the sugar mixture in the saucepan.

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Boil

Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, while whisking constantly. Boil for 1 minute, while whisking. Remove from heat.

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Add butter and lime zest

Add 3 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of Key lime zest. Stir with the whisk until the butter melts.

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Add lime juice

Whisk in ½ a cup of Key lime juice until it is just blended.

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10

Transfer custard mixture to a metal bowl

Transfer the custard mixture to a metal bowl. Place the bowl over ice and leave to rest for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is cold and thickens slightly.

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Prepare a pan

While the mixture cools, line an 8 inch square baking pan with plastic wrap on the bottom and along the sides. Ensure that 4 inches extend over sides of the pan.

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Create cake layers

Place 9 graham crackers in the bottom of the pan to form a large square. Spoon ¾ cup of custard over the crackers and spread it out so the cracker layer is covered. Add 9 more crackers and a layer of custard and continue until all the ingredients are used. The top layer should be a layer of crackers.

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8h

Cover and freeze

Pull the overhanging plastic wrap tightly over the cake. Place the pan in the freezer for at least 8 hours.

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1h

Defrost cake

Remove the cake from the baking pan, and place on a platter; discard plastic wrap. Cover loosely; let stand 1 hour.

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Beat cream

Place one cup of whipping cream in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer at high speed until bubbles form on top. Gradually sprinkle in ¼ cup of powdered sugar and continue to beat until soft peaks form.

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Serve

Spread the whipped cream on top of cake and serve immediately.

This Key Lime Icebox Cake is really easy to make yet it looks really impressive! I make this zesty treat regularly and my family loves it. If you make it, post some pics! Just don’t forget to tag #CookMeRecipes.

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Athina

really easy to make! Approved!

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