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Cherry Limeade Cake!

limeade cake with cherry buttercream

A simple cake adorned with cherries. It really is simple too; easy to assemble, easy to bake, easy to decorate and so easy to eat. As a matter of fact, this is the second Cherry-Limeade Cake I have made in 3 days.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword limeade cake with cherry buttercream
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Author Amanda Rettke

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c all-purpose flour sifted
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. coarse salt
  • 1/2 c 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 c sugar
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 c whole milk room temperature
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp. lime juice divided
  • 1 tbsp. lime zest

Frosting

  • 3 c powdered sugar confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 c 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/4 c maraschino cherry juice

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare two 8-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  3. In stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream together room temperature butter and sugar on mediumhigh until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low and add in eggs, one at a time and mix until just blended.
  4. Add in vanilla, 2 tablespoons of lime juice and milk and mix for about 30 seconds on low. Slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

  5. Remove from mixer then fold in lime zest with spatula.
  6. Divide batter evenly between two cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-22 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick is removed clean.

  7. Transfer cakes tin to a wire rack.
  8. Use pastry brush to brush remaining 1 tablespoon of lime juice over the top of the each cake.
  9. Let cakes cool completely and dry before topping with cherry frosting.

Frosting

  1. In a standing mixer fitted with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.

  2. Add almond flavoring and cherry juice continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more
  3. juice if needed for spreading consistency.