Thursday, April 9, 2009

you know you want some

A few days ago, I mentioned the delicious dessert our friends brought over. On this particular occasion, Erin was helping her son fulfill his cub scout duty. At a cub scout fundraiser last month, he promised "Sunday night dessert with free delivery" to the highest bidder. I couldn't pass on the free delivery part so I bid and won. I expected a plate of cookies (which would have been great - this family knows how to bake a good cookie), but instead the Greenes went all out and delivered homemade cake with raspberry sauce. It was so so good! Several people have asked for the recipe, so with Erin's permission, I give you:

Erin's Lime Pound Cake Cake: 3 1/4 C. cake flour 1/4 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt 18 Tbs. butter (at room temp) 8 oz. cream cheese (at room temp) 3 C. sugar 6 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 3 Tbs. fresh lime juice (about two limes) 2 tsp. lime zest Glaze: 1/4 C. lime juice 3/4 C sugar Raspberry Sauce: 12 oz. frozen raspberries 2 tsp. lemon juice 3 Tbs. sugar 1. Preheat oven to 325* and position oven rack to lower one third of oven. 2. Thoroughly grease bundt pan 3. Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl and set aside 4. Cream butter and cream cheese until smooth 5. Gradually add sugar to butter mixture and mix until light and fluffy 6. Add eggs one at a time and beat on medium high between each egg 7. Beat in vanilla and lime juice 8. On low speed add dry ingredients and mix 9. Fold in zest 10. Spoon batter into greased pan, making sides about 1” higher than center 11. Bake about 1 hour 10 minutes until golden brown and toothpick comes out clean. 12. Remove from oven and let cool on a rack for 10 minutes, then remove the cake from the pan. 13. Brush hot cake with glaze To make raspberry sauce, combine ingredients in blender and blend. You can serve this cold or at room temp on the side or drizzled over the cake.

10 comments:

Gina and David said...

Wow! This looks soooo good and low cal. ;o) I'm glad I'm prego and I've moved up to the elastic waist bands. I'm definitely making this!

Hilary said...

Thank you THANK YOU Thank you! I am making this for Easter Dessert. Tell Erin she is one of my favorite people.

Elizabeth said...

This looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing it and thank you to Erin!

JenJ said...

I'm making this Sunday too, looks like my kinda food!! :)Many thanks!!!

Aimee's Family Journal said...

Oh, if you have time, she has a really great chocolate recipe too! She brought over a 1/2 of a cake for our dessert when she did dinner for us last month. IT WAS the BERRIES! In the mood for a tasty cake with shaved chocolate all over it...? You should try it!

Lindsay Kay said...

Thanks for the recipe! I made it for Easter for a little variety from the Lemon Pound Cake that I love and Matt said that he might like it better! Yea for variety!

Sarah said...

Lindsay,
Thanks for sharing your results! Glad to hear it worked out!

Anna said...

Oh, I would love some. Just too lazy to make it. Maybe I'll make it after the pregnancy over. Right now all I have the energy to do is put something in the microwave for a couple of minutes. : )

I'll put this recipe in a safe place. Thanks for sharing.

Muche's Smala said...

Time to shmoooze Erin, way too much work for me, I'll fake a sickness and see if she feels sorry for me...

Sarah said...

ha ha.