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Cake Tart

This is where "tart" refers to the taste. Perfect for serving at Cinco de Mayo celebrations when a sugary dessert wouldn't compliment the entrees or drinks usually served. You can take almost any packaged cake mix and exchange up to 1/3 the water for lime juice. Remember to use a mix that uses water, not milk.


non-fat cooking spray
1 pkg white cake mix
any ingredients shown in the directions
4 small or 2 large limes (1/3 cup juice)

6 small or 3 large limes (1/2 cup juice)
2 cups confectioners' sugar

Yield: 8 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes, plus approximately 30 minutes of baking


1. Preheat oven as directed on the cake package.
2. Spray a 9x13" cake dish with cooking spray.
3. Follow the package directions to make the cake. Simply substitute lime juice for up to 1/3 the amount of water. E.g., if the directions ask for 2 cups water, add 2/3 cup lime juice and 1 1/3 cups water.
4. Pour the cake mixture into the pan. Bake as directed on the cake package or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
5. Using a skewer or ice pick, poke holes in the cake.
6. In a medium bowl, add the juice of the limes and the confectioners' sugar. With a hand mixer, beat until smooth. Pour over the hot cake.
7. Let cool before serving.

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