Cherry Limeade Cake

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Cherry cake is such a sweet treat but add the delicious tang of lime and you have an amazing dessert that will remind you of one of your favorite childhood drink.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
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This Cherry cake recipe is such a sweet treat but add the delicious tang of lime and you have an amazing dessert that will remind you of one of your favorite childhood drink.

Piece of cherry limeade with a cherry on top and a glass of cherry limeade beside t.

This Cherry Cake recipe is unique because of the lime flavor that is added to the cake. It will remind you of the Sonic Cherry Limeade. This is an incredibly easy cake to make and is really most.

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  • Starts with a box mix: This recipe is quicker and easier because it starts with a box cake mix.
  • Easy Ingredients: No complicated ingredients.
  • Family Friendly: This cake is so sweet, everyone will love it.
Slice of cherry limeade cake on a server with the remaining cake in the background.

What You Need to Make this Cherry Cake Recipe

Ingredients

Equipment

How to Make Cake – Step by Step

Liquid ingredients in a white bowl, ten the dry added and finally the cooked cake in a bundt pan.
  • Preheat: First, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a Bundt cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Mix: Second, beat together the cake mix, eggs, water, and vegetable oil until well combined and then add the gelatin and mix until combined.
  • Bake: Next, pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool: Allow the cake to cool. Meanwhile, prepare the glaze by mixing together the butter, powdered sugar, cherry juice, and lime juice until smooth and well combined.
  • Spread: Finally, spread the prepared glaze over the top of the cake and allow to set before serving. Garnish the cake with cherries and lime slices, if desired.

Common Questions About Cherry Cake

HOW DO I KEEP THE CHERRIES FROM SINKING?

Tossing the cherries in flower before incorporating into the batter will help keep them from sinking.

SHOULD THIS CHERRY CAKE BE REFRIGERATED?

Cakes glazed with powdered sugar mixed with milk or other liquids will be fine at room temperature for 3-4 days. However, if it is hot it is wise to keep it in the fridge.

BEST WAY FOR YOU TO STORE CAKE?

Air is the enemy. Therefore, make sure that it is in an airtight container or wrapped well to prevent exposure.

CAN YOU KEEP A CAKE FROM STICKING TO A BUNDT PAN?

There are a few tricks: For Example:
>Non-stick pans are the best. Make sure they are scratch free.
>Grease with an oil not butter.
>Gently bang the sides before dislodging cake. Run a knife gently around the sides for easier release.

A blue and pink stripped napkin with a cake stand on it with a cherry limeade cake in the bundt style.

Expert Tips for Making Cherry Limeade Cake

  • Nuts: Walnuts or almonds in this cake add a wonderful crunch.
  • Ice Cream: Feel free to serve with some whitehouse cherry ice cream.
  • Variation tip: Make personal bundt cakes with this pan.
  • Cake Hints: Do not overmix you cake batter and watch oven temperature to ensure proper baking.
  • Zest: a little lime zest added to the batter will up the lime flavor!

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Cherry Limeade Cake

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Cherry cake is such a sweet treat but add the delicious tang of lime and you have an amazing dessert that will remind you of one of your favorite childhood drink.
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Servings: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3.94 ounce Sonic Cherry Limeade Gelatin
  • Ingredients for the Glaze:
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1/3 cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a Bundt cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Beat together the cake mix, eggs, water, and vegetable oil until well combined.
  • Add the gelatin and mix until combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool until the pan is safe to touch, then flip the cake over onto a serving plate and allow to cool completely.
  • When the cake is cool, prepare the glaze by mixing together the butter, powdered sugar, cherry juice, and lime juice until smooth and well combined. Add more lime juice, if needed, to thin the glaze. Spread the prepared glaze over the top of the cake and allow to set before serving. Garnish the cake with cherries and lime slices, if desired.

Expert Tips

 
  • Nuts: Walnuts or almonds in this cake add a wonderful crunch.
  • Ice Cream: Feel free to serve with some whitehouse cherry ice cream.
  • Variation tip: Make personal bundt cakes with this pan.
  • Cake Hints: Do not overmix you cake batter and watch oven temperature to ensure proper baking.
  • Zest: a little lime zest added to the batter will up the lime flavor!

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 382mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 138IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 1mg

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