Monday, June 25, 2012

Key Lime Cream Cake

Key Lime Cream Cake

I made this Key Lime Cream Cake to go along with a fun handbag giveaway for today.

If you’ve followed the blog for a while you may remember this Red Velvet Clutch or this Buttercream Bag from a while ago. I know – handbags are kind of weird to show on a baking site, but not when the theme is cake and when the bag colors come in fun flavors like Key Lime Cream. Umm… yes please. The bags are from the Petunia Pickle Bottom line called … Cake. And I’ve been enamored with them for a while now. They are actually fashionably disguised diaper bags. But you can totally rock them without having to carry diapers around all day to justify wearing one. They are definitely too pretty for just one purpose.

I’ll show you in a minute. But first… a little Key Lime Cream Cake.

Key Lime Cream Cake

Decorated with swirls of whipped cream and graham cracker crumbs. Yum!

Key Lime Cream Cake

And four layers of key lime cake. Four uneven layers that I could have split better. But that’s okay. Still good.

Cake

Here’s the recipe or if you are more interested in the giveaway, just keep scrolling.

Key Lime Cream Cake
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
2/3 cup oil
2/3 cup key lime juice
3/4 cup sour cream

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 8-inch cake pans.
  • Sift flour, sugar, powder, soda and salt into mixer.
  • Add eggs, oil and lime juice. Beat until smooth.
  • Add sour cream and beat until smooth.
  • Pour in prepared pans and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool and frost.


Frosting

1 cup butter, softened
2 – 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened
2 – 16 oz boxes confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup key lime juice (optional)
green food coloring (optional for color)

  • Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Beat in vanilla. For really creamy frosting, mix in 1/4 cup of key lime juice. You can also leave it out or add more confectioners sugar to make it thicker. Add a small amount of green food color if you’d like the frosting tinted.

Whipped Cream
16 oz. heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

  • Chill metal bowl and beaters in freezer for about 20 minutes. When ready to whip, add ingredients to the bowl and beat until stiff peaks form.

Divide cake into four layers and frost. Pipe top with whipped cream or add crushed graham crackers to the side of the cake if desired. Refrigerate.

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Key Lime Cream Cake Purse

Hey there! Want to know more about the giveaway. Well, here’s the bag in Key Lime Cream Cake. It’s made of cut velvet and comes with straps to carry several ways. Pretty handy. Oh and it has a separate little clutch, too. Check out this post on the red velvet bag I gave away a while back – it really shows off some of the details. The custom stamped name and zipper pulls are enough to make you swoon. And for more info on the bags from Petunia Pickle Bottom, click here.

Want one? Want to pick your own flavor?

Enter for a chance to win a $325 Petunia Pickle Bottom Society Satchel Cake Bag.

  • To enter, just leave a comment on the blog and tell me which one of the flavors below that you’d like to win. Easy enough.
  • Deadline to enter is Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 7 pm ET. Sorry, TIME’S UP! Winner announced below.
  • One winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime Tuesday evening.

Disclosure stuff: Handbag is courtesy of Petunia Pickle Bottom and giveaway is sponsored by me because I like these bags.


CakePurses

Good luck!

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Okay, we have a winner. Yay! And I thought for sure it would be someone that picked Black Forest Cake based on all of the responses.

winner

Congratulations Jamie! I hope you love your plum tart cake bag!

1
Mel said...

Looks divine!
My favorite bag is the Black Forest Cake. Yummmm.

June 25, 2012 12:47 AM
2
Danielle said...

Love the berry chiffon cake!!

June 25, 2012 12:48 AM
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Michelle said...

I love the Black Forrest Cake!!

June 25, 2012 12:49 AM
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Emily said...

So hard to choose! They all look absolutely scrumptious!
But if I had to choose it would be…
Key Lime Cream Cake!!!

June 25, 2012 12:50 AM
5
Bethany said...

They’re all pretty, but I’d probably choose the black forest cake

June 25, 2012 12:50 AM
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Julie said...

Yum!! My favorite is the Black Forest.

June 25, 2012 12:50 AM
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Liz said...

Amazing!
my favourite is the Plum Tart Cake
:)

June 25, 2012 12:51 AM
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Kelsea Beth said...

Either Berry Chiffon or the Key Lime Cream, Heck their all so yummy looking :)

June 25, 2012 12:52 AM
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Miriam @ Overtime Cook said...

This cake is gorgeous!

I love the black forest cake bag!

June 25, 2012 12:53 AM
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tanne said...

Berry Chiffon is beautiful!

June 25, 2012 12:53 AM
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Lorraine said...

Ooh..Black forest. Or key lime. Or black forest. No, Key lime.

June 25, 2012 12:54 AM
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Amelia A said...

all of them look delicious, but i’d love the black forest cake! :D

June 25, 2012 12:55 AM
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Laura said...

Mmm Berry Chiffon! And maybe a side of the actual Key Lime cake – MMMM!!!

June 25, 2012 12:55 AM
14
Jolene said...

Everything about this post is making my mouth water! I am making that cake tomorrow! – the Red Velvet bag was to die for but now I think I am lusting after the Black Forest!!

June 25, 2012 12:55 AM
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Hannah said...

Can’t decide between the key lime and black forest. Thanks!!

June 25, 2012 12:55 AM
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Minxi said...

I love the plum tart color~~!!

June 25, 2012 12:55 AM
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Amanda @ Becoming a Boulangere said...

I’m torn between the berry chiffon cake and the black forest cake! Oh, and I’d also like a bite of your key lime cream cake. Yum!

June 25, 2012 12:56 AM
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Jenn said...

Cute bags…my favorite is the black forest cake one!

June 25, 2012 12:56 AM
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Jillian said...

Black forest is my favorite as well. Gorgeous!

June 25, 2012 12:56 AM
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Heather said...

It’s hard to choose, but I think I like the plum tart cake bag the best!

June 25, 2012 12:57 AM
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MelBe said...

Ooooooohh! Awesome giveaway! I can’t decide between the Berry and the Plum! They are all gorgeous! Thanks for the contest!

June 25, 2012 12:57 AM
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Sage said...

Is “all of them” a valid answer? :) If I HAVE to pick a favorite though, I’m going to go with the beautiful Berry Chiffon!

June 25, 2012 12:58 AM
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Lily said...

Plum tart! :D

June 25, 2012 12:59 AM
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Christine said...

I love them all…but Black Forest if I must choose!

June 25, 2012 01:00 AM
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Laura said...

I’m loving the berry chiffon (and the key lime cake. I’ve been craving key lime pie)!

June 25, 2012 01:00 AM
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Janet said...

Oohh, I’m torn between berry chiffon and black forest. Since I have to choose only one I’d have to go with black forest. Yum! Btw, the cake looks delicious.

June 25, 2012 01:00 AM
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Leslie said...

They all look lovely, but Black Forest Cake is my favorite.

June 25, 2012 01:01 AM
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Lindsay said...

Wow those are really cool!!! Love the Black Forest and Key LIme!!

June 25, 2012 01:01 AM
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Danielle said...

I’d love to have the Black Forest Cake bag. My friend is pregnant and was just moaning about how she hated all the diaper bags she was finding. This would be a great baby shower present.

June 25, 2012 01:01 AM
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Megan H said...

Berry chiffon cake or key lime cream cake. Ahh can’t decide, they are all so cute.

June 25, 2012 01:02 AM
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Amanda R. said...

Black Forest Cake! Too cute!

June 25, 2012 01:04 AM
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mia said...

Plum Tart Cake!!!

June 25, 2012 01:04 AM
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Anonymous said...

Ooooo, Black Forest! I actually love black forest cake too.
I’ve always loved these bags since you first mentioned them but they’re a little out of my price range :c

June 25, 2012 01:04 AM
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Anna said...

The Plum Tart Cake is the prettiest :)

June 25, 2012 01:05 AM
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Melissa said...

Oooh!! I love! Black Forest Cake!

June 25, 2012 01:05 AM
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Maeghan M. said...

I’d love love love to get the plum tart cake!!! TFS!

June 25, 2012 01:05 AM
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Ella said...

Key Lime! They are all sooo cute!

June 25, 2012 01:05 AM
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Carly Morgan said...

Berry Chiffon for sure!!

June 25, 2012 01:06 AM
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Jennifer said...

I adore anything Key Lime, so I’m bookmarking this as my next cake to make (my beach cake I made tonight split down the middle before I could take a picture). I love them all, but I have to say Plum Tart, which is inspiring me to Google recipes for one since I just bought the loveliest plums tonight at the store. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

June 25, 2012 01:06 AM
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Nancy B. said...

Oh, I like them all, but I would have to chose Berry Chiffon!

June 25, 2012 01:06 AM
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Sophie G said...

Yum, yum, yum! I’ll have the Plum Tart Cake please! Ooh, but the Black Forest looks good too. Just like a cake shop, too hard to decide.

June 25, 2012 01:07 AM
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nisreen maali said...

Plum tart sooooo cute.

June 25, 2012 01:07 AM
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Shannon said...

Love the berry chiffon!!!

June 25, 2012 01:07 AM
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Laurie C said...

They are all beautiful, but I think the Plum Tart Cake is my favorite.

June 25, 2012 01:07 AM
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Jenny said...

Hard decision. l like them all . . . and the cake, too! I’d probably go for the Key Lime.

June 25, 2012 01:07 AM
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Breanne said...

OOOO… I would love the berry chiffon cake bag! SO cute!

June 25, 2012 01:07 AM
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topkatnz said...

I love, love, love anything green, so Key Lime cream cake all the way!!

June 25, 2012 01:08 AM
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Cara said...

Such a tough decision!! I’m between the Plum Tart and the Berry Chiffon… Gah, Berry Chiffon *just* edges out Plum Tart for me, but *barely*!

June 25, 2012 01:08 AM
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Aubrey said...

That cake looks like the bomb! Nice work! AAAANNNND… I love the Berry Chiffon! Fun giveaway!

June 25, 2012 01:08 AM
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Courtney said...

They all look yummy… but the Black Forest has my vote. Partially because I like the colour, but I also swoon over a good Black Forest Cake.

June 25, 2012 01:08 AM
51
mouse said...

the berry chiffon cake, no doubt!

June 25, 2012 01:09 AM
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Marion said...

You always have the neatest giveaways! And since purses and dessert are two of my favorite things, I totally think they go together.

If I was forced to choose one I would go with the Plum Tart, but they are all fun!

June 25, 2012 01:09 AM
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Mia said...

Black Forest Cake or Plum Cake….probably Plum, since I don’t have enough colour in my wardrobe. I *LOVE* these bags!

June 25, 2012 01:10 AM
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Carly said...

Black forest has to be the one for me <3

June 25, 2012 01:11 AM
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Kimberly Hicks said...

Oh the Black Forest Cake for sure!!! Goes with everything just like cake.

June 25, 2012 01:11 AM
56
Heather A. said...

LOVE those bags! The Plum Tart is my fav…but it wasn’t easy to decide!

June 25, 2012 01:11 AM
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Conna said...

I like all of them .. the Berry Chiffon is my favorite.

June 25, 2012 01:11 AM
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Brittany said...

I love them all! especially the Berry Chiffon Cake! :)

June 25, 2012 01:12 AM
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(lia) said...

Oh man. They are all GORGEOUS. If pressed, I’d have to pick Black Forest just because I could carry it ALL the time with EVERYTHING

June 25, 2012 01:12 AM
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Becky Back said...

Oh so retro, LOVE the Key Lime Cream Cake! Totally making your cake too! YUM!

June 25, 2012 01:12 AM
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Melissa said...

How sweet!! Plum tart cake has to be the cutest!

June 25, 2012 01:12 AM
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Amy said...

So cute! I’d pick the Key Lime, for sure.

June 25, 2012 01:12 AM
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Ahuva said...

Black Forest cake for sure…so elegant looking!!

June 25, 2012 01:12 AM
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emily Windham said...

Love the black forrest!

June 25, 2012 01:12 AM
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Colleen {HappyLittleArt} said...

The Key Lime cake looks delish and I just may have to make it!!! but the Berry Chiffon Cake handbag wants to come home with me, right away!!!

June 25, 2012 01:13 AM
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Amanda said...

I like them all, but the Plum Tart Cake design is lovely. :). Just like the key lime cream cake! Looks delicious.

June 25, 2012 01:13 AM
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Rachel said...

Key lime ll the way! Beautiful as a cake or a purse!

June 25, 2012 01:13 AM
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Sandi said...

The Key Lime Cream Cake is definitely the yummiest!!! <3

June 25, 2012 01:13 AM
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Kelly Larabie said...

LOVE the Plum Tart Cake! And your Key Lime recipe looks fabulous.

June 25, 2012 01:13 AM
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Ann J. said...

That cake looks so yummy. I would say that I like the plum tart cake bag, but they all look so pretty.

June 25, 2012 01:13 AM
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Shannon C said...

By far the Black Forest Cake (to eat also!)

June 25, 2012 01:13 AM
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jeannie said...

mmmm…they all look yummy! berry chiffon gets my vote :)

June 25, 2012 01:14 AM
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jengd said...

I think I like the Plum Tart the most but the Black Forest would be the most versatile. Drat practicality! ;) Thanks for the chance!

June 25, 2012 01:14 AM
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Cari Cusick said...

Berry Chiffon Cake I hope to take!!! Love the color combination.

June 25, 2012 01:14 AM
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Maddy said...

It’d be a hard choice, but I would need to pick Black Forest.

Although Plum Tart is gorgeous.

June 25, 2012 01:14 AM
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Caren Andrews said...

Berry Chiffon Cake!! :)

June 25, 2012 01:14 AM
77
Winter said...

Definitely the key lime!

June 25, 2012 01:15 AM
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Meg said...

love the black forest, but they are all fabulous

June 25, 2012 01:15 AM
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Felicia said...

It is hard to choose but I like the black forest one the best.

June 25, 2012 01:15 AM
80
Ashley E said...

Looks amazing!!! I’m going to make this tomorrow and enjoy as much as I please… ah joys of being pregnant!!! P.s I love the black forest cake one!

June 25, 2012 01:15 AM
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Arwen said...

Hard choice, but I think I like Berry Chiffon the best.

June 25, 2012 01:15 AM
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Sylveria McCue said...

KEY LIME! I’m always a sucker for citrus. Now I need to make this cake to nip my craving in the bum!

June 25, 2012 01:16 AM
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Fran said...

Plum Tart Cake is adorable. Look the colors.

June 25, 2012 01:16 AM
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jennifer said...

love the cake recipe and the matching Key Lime bag!!

June 25, 2012 01:16 AM
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Amy J said...

Love the Berry Chiffon!! What fun and beautiful way to carry everything!!!

June 25, 2012 01:16 AM
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Laura F said...

Black Forest!

June 25, 2012 01:16 AM
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sandra e said...

berry chiffon!

June 25, 2012 01:16 AM
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Lindi said...

Love the Berry Chiffon!!

June 25, 2012 01:16 AM
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lori lucas said...

Berry Chiffon Cake!! Woohooo!!

June 25, 2012 01:17 AM
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Julianne said...

If I’m being practical, Black Forest. But I really love the Key Lime Cream!!!

June 25, 2012 01:17 AM
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Brandi N said...

Key Lime Cream cake for sure! I can’t wait to try out the recipe too. Thanks for sharing!

June 25, 2012 01:17 AM
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Devi @ Diddles & Dumplings said...

Loving the Key Lime Cream Cake!! It’s gorgeous!

June 25, 2012 01:17 AM
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mb said...

Black Forest, please:)

June 25, 2012 01:17 AM
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Kayla G said...

I love them all!!! Key Lime is my favorite!

June 25, 2012 01:17 AM
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Amy said...

Its always so hard to pick just one kind I cake and one color of handbag, but totally craving the berry chiffon!

But the key lime is also calling my name.

June 25, 2012 01:17 AM
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Amanda R said...

Beautuful! My favorite is the plum tart cake!

June 25, 2012 01:18 AM
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Devon said...

Black Forrest Cake is my favorite.

June 25, 2012 01:18 AM
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Ashley E said...

Looks so good. I’m going to make this tomorrow and eat as mush as I want… ah the joys of being pregnant!!! P.s I love the black forest cake one.

June 25, 2012 01:18 AM
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Michelle J said...

The Black Forest Cake!

June 25, 2012 01:18 AM
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Kristy Glover said...

I would love to use any of them, but my favorite is the key lime pie.

June 25, 2012 01:18 AM
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