Key Lime Cake Recipe - Johnny (2020)

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Key Lime Cake Recipe - Johnny (2020)

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I met Johnny at The Aspen Food & Wine Event 12 years ago. So we see each other once a year in Aspen and spend all day together for 8 long days. He works hard cooking and managing one of the 4 stages. He used to party hard, so hard he broke his leg one year dancing. He doesn't do that anymore. Now we go to dinner instead.

When he is not doing cooking events he is Executive Chef at the Gourmet Grocer Norman Brothers Produce in the Miami area.

When I asked Johnny for a recipe he responded with 3! He chose "family" recipes, the ones that say "holiday". The coolest one he sent is a copy of his grandmother's recipe "burned" onto a piece of wood that his sister had done. What a cool way to share and pass on a recipe!



1 box Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme cake mix

4 eggs

2/3 cup water

2/3 cup oil 

1 small box lime jello

1 tsp lemon extract


1. Mix all the ingredients

2. Pour into greased tube pan with wax paper cut to fit the bottom

3. Bake in pre-heated oven  untill is done approx 40-50 mins.

4. Remove from oven and pour glaze over the cake untill all is used.

5. Bake for another 5-8 mins

6. Cool about 15-20 min on rack

Glaze Ingredients:

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/2 box 10x sugar