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KeyLime IceBox Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Summer Cunningham

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/8 tsp. Kosher salt
4 large eggs yolk
2 cups half-and-half
3 Tbsp. butter
2Tbsp. key lime zest
1/2 cup fresh key lime juice
45 graham cracker squares
1 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar

Directions:
Directions:
Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Whisk together egg yolks and half and half in a bowl. Gradually whisk egg mixture into sugar mixture; bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly. Boil, whisking constantly, 1 minute; remove from heat. Whisk in butter and zest until butter melts. Gradually whisk in juice just until blended. Pour into a melt bowl, and place bowl on ice. Let stand, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes or until custard is cold and slightly thickened.

Meanwhile, line bottom and ides of an 8-inch square pan with plastic wrap, allowing 4-inches to extend over sides. Place 9 graham crackers, with sides touching, in a single layer in bottom of pan to form a large squar. (Crackers will not completely cover bottom.)

Spoon about 3/4 cup cold custard over crackers; spread to edge if crackers. Repeat layers 3 times with crackers and remaining custard, ending with custard; top with remaining 9 crackers. Pull sides of plastic wrap tightly over cake; freeze in pan 8 hours.

Lift cake from pan, and place on a platter; discard plastic wrap. Cover loosely; let stand 1 hour.

Beat whipping cream at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy; gradually add powdered sugar, beating until soft peaks form. Spread on top of cake.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8-10
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
A family favorite for the holidays.

 

 

 

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