If you have been searching for a decadent cake recipe for St. Patrick’s Day, it seems that the luck of the Irish is on your side! I have a one of a kind, crazy good Leprechaun cake recipe to share with you! This cake is completely irresistible from the lovely green color to the addictive flavor the lime jello adds to the cake!
This cake comes together easily, despite being a from scratch recipe that is bound to earn you plenty of admiration from your friends and family this St. Patrick’s Day! I am certain that you will have someone ask you for the recipe!
This cake also works well in the summer, as the lime flavor is completely refreshing! I like to garnish my cake with sanding sugar and a slice of lime, but it is also yummy topped with sliced grapes, or kiwi to keep with the green theme!
Have you ever made a cake with jello in it? I would love to hear what your favorite flavor to add into a cake is! I want to try this recipe with lemon sometime! Doesn’t that sound yummy?! From my family to yours, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Leprechaun Day Lime Poke Cake
1C (2 sticks) unsalted butter, soften, + for greasing pan
2 1/2 C all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder|
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
11/4 C buttermilk, shake well
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 C granulated sugar
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
One 3- oz box of lime gelatin
2 C heavy cream, cold
1 Tbsp granulated sugar
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Green sanding sugar,(or green sprinkles) for decoration on top of the cake
-Set oven rack in the lower third of the oven.
-Preheat to 350 degrees.
-Butter the bottom and sides of your baking pan
-Whisk; flour, baking powder, baking soda,and salt in a medium bowl.
-Set bowl aside.
-Beat granulated sugar and soft butter at medium speed until very light in color and also fluffy.
-Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
-With the mixer still on medium slowly add eggs and continue to beat into mixture until fully integrated
-Reduce the speed of the mixer to it’s lowest setting.
-Now while the mixer continues to run, add 1/3 of the flour mixture.
-Now add 1/2 of the buttermilk mixture.
-After adding the buttermilk mixture, add 1/2 of the remaining flour mixture.
-Next alternate by adding the rest of the buttermilk mixture and lastly the rest of the flour mixture.
-Scrape the sides and beat until well mixed.
Spread the batter evenly into your baking pan.
-Bake until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the cake.
-When baking turn the cake halfway at the 15 minute point.
-Allow to cool for 30 minutes with cake still in pan.
-Using a larger fork, poke holes an inch apart in the top and all the way through the cake.
-Lime green jello- following the directions on the box reducing the cold water to 1/2 C.
-Pour the jello evenly over the cooled cake
-Place in your refrigerator for 2 hrs.
-Place a large bowl in your refrigerator to cool.
-Whip the cream with the sugar and vanilla in the cooled bowl until fluffy.
-Spread the prepared whipping cream over the cake and sprinkle your sanding sugar (or green sprinkles) .
-Slice and serve.