August 20, 2012
Well, my husband went back to work today. He took the end of last week off, so he could go with me to drop the kiddo off for his first day of Kindergarten.
We ran around so much and kept busy, that today is a bit of a shock for me. The house is so.....quiet.
I keep expecting to hear stampeding footsteps running down the stairs, mysterious thumps from above, and the assuring sound of toys being clashed together.
A quiet house is just not right.
I have to admit, it was much easier to get my next recipe baked, photographed, and posted. Without having to stop every 5 minutes to snap Iron Man's head back on, or find a particular piece of Lego the size of a flea, it's amazing how much I can get done.
I decided to make a tasty after-school treat for my newly school-bound son - O.K. I admit it, the cake is for me.
This cake is so moist and light, and then drizzled in a tart lime-glaze that seeps down into the cake through poked holes. It's not too sweet and not too heavy. A perfect snack cake.
Glazed Key Lime Snack Cake
Serves: 12 Printable Recipe
1 package (3oz) lime gelatin
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups flour, sifted
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/3 cups cooking oil
3/4 cup orange juice
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 lemon, juiced
For the Glaze:
1/3 cup key limes (or regular limes)
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
Soak gelatin in a little bit of cold water (a few tablespoons) for 3-5 minutes. Combine sugar, flour,salt, baking powder, baking soda, and gelatin in a mixing bowl. Add eggs, oil, orange juice, vanilla, and lemon juice. Mix until combined.
Pour batter into a greased 9" x 13" pan and bake at 350F for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Prick cake all over with a fork. Drizzle well with the lime glaze.