Make Key Lime Pie moist and limey


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so hey when making a key lime cake, what would one have to do to make the cake more moist and limey??

i pretty much just used jiffy cake mix and lime gelatin...
 
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so hey when making a key lime cake, what would one have to do to make the cake more moist and limey??

i pretty much just used jiffy cake mix and lime gelatin...

Stop using lime gelatin. Two teaspoons of gelatin will firm up about 475 ml of water. The gelatin is absorbing all the liquid in the batter, making the cake dry.

The cake mix brand you are using is a lower quality, so that isn’t helping matters.

The way to get citrus flavor in a cake is with fresh zest of the fruit.
 
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Stop using lime gelatin. Two teaspoons of gelatin will firm up about 475 ml of water. The gelatin is absorbing all the liquid in the batter, making the cake dry.

The cake mix brand you are using is a lower quality, so that isn’t helping matters.

The way to get citrus flavor in a cake is with fresh zest of the fruit.
does that go the same for pound cake?
 
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does that go the same for pound cake?

if you are asking about flavoring pound cake with citrus, yes. For all baking, the heat and other ingredients will destroy/delute the flavor of the fruit juice. To impart citrus flavor, you must use the oil in the skin of the citrus. That is where the flavor is concentrated, in the oil in the skin. So use organic fruit; wash and dry well. Then zest it taking care not to cut into the white pith as it is bitter.
 
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