Fresh Lime Chiffon Cake

  • detailaddict Posted: 08/24/09
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    This was just ok, but I did have to improvise a bit, which may have affected the outcome. I didn't have lemon extract and so used vanilla instead, and as I don't do "whipped oil", I made the frosting with a homemade powdered milk/gelatin concoction which didn't really have the right texture. If I make this again I'll use real whipped cream or use a different frosting altogether; I'll also have to have fresh limes and mint on hand, as the appearance of the finished cake is rather boring without the pretty garnishments in the photo.

  • RyannUden Posted: 03/03/09
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    In researching a great dessert to take to an upcoming St. Pat's party - I made this for my monthly staff meeting to test it out. Making this frosted, three-layer cake was not as time intensive as the other reviews made it sound; although grating the lime rind got old after awhile. (I need a new tool, I think). The taste was good, light and "refreshing" my staff members said (of course, I am paying them so what else would they say?). I, being impartial, did like the taste as it was uniquely tart and limey. I might make it again in the spring/summer - and I might try to put a different, contrasting filling inbetween the layers. It will be fun to experiment.

  • EmilRG Posted: 01/01/09
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    This is a wonderful cake, but you have to be really careful when you are baking it. Take it out of the oven a little early, even if you don't think it looks done because the cake will be hard if it is overcooked.

  • Jenn79 Posted: 03/18/09
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    I thought this recipe was extremely good. I made this cake about a year and a half ago for a pot luck at my office and it was gone before the day was over. The only down side is that it's a little time consuming to make, but the results are worth it. One piece of advice I would offer is if time is an issue then make the cake part a day or two ahead of time, you can always store it in the refrigerator until you're ready to put it together. Also when putting the layers together I would recommend putting toothpicks between the layers to keep the cake together.

  • rncook Posted: 03/22/10
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    Chiffon cakes take a little more time, but if you follow the recipe exactly, neither you nor your guests will be disappointed. This cake is perfect for spring and summer. It's been a hit every time I've made it and looks quite impressive.

  • pchefrebecca1 Posted: 03/11/11
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    Beautiful, elegant looking cake. Tasted amazing as well. I used a different filling recipe, though. My husband wanted a wedding type cake for his birthday with lemon filling. He wanted me to duplicate the cake at his brother's wedding. I used a lemon curd recipe and added vanilla pudding to it to make it creamier. I also made my own whipping cream for topping, not fat free but way more delicious. Everyone loved it, including my husband and requested it for future birthdays!

  • Greyed Posted: 06/12/10
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    I'm a 15 year old girl, who decided to cook this as a surprise for my moms birthday. A very long time to make, with all the different layers and such, but it was worth it, and very fun to decorate with purple chive flowers, lime slices, etc. Although i didn't like it much (from eating so much of the batter and getting sick >w<) the family LOVED it.

  • eliseann Posted: 08/21/10
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    This cake is fabulous! If you like a nice, refreshing, light citrus-tasting cake, you will like this. It is not complicated, just a little time-consuming whipping the egg whites. But what a great result - received multiple compliments. It made a perfect 3 layer 8x8 square.

  • polosteph9 Posted: 07/30/11
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    I made this for a final project for a cake decorating class and it was amazing!!! Not only were the decorations great, but the cake was light and delicious! Not too sweet.

  • JillAlexandria Posted: 05/28/12
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    Decent. This cake is a fabulous idea, I love how much fresh lime flavor is incorporated into it. However, it was very dry. The icing is great! If you can find a way to make the cake part more moist it definitely a winner. My family still loved it. Pretty time consuming so only for special occasions.

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