Heat oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease
bottom only of 13 x 9-inch pan with shortening and lightly flour, or spray with
baking spray with flour.
In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, eggs, gelatin, 1 tablespoon lime
peel and the rum extract with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on
medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes
Cool completely, about 1 hour.
Stir 2 teaspoons lime peel into frosting. Spread frosting evenly over cake.
Store loosely covered at room temperature.
Just before serving, cut each whole strawberry in half, leaving leaves on.
Garnish cake with strawberry halves.
Prep time 20 Min Total time 1 Hr 55 Min Servings 15
You’ll want to have 5 limes so that you’ll have enough grated lime peel for this
For a whimsical touch of the Tropics, insert a paper drink umbrella in each piece
Nutrition Information: 1 Serving (1 Serving) Calories 360 (Calories from
Fat 140), Total Fat 16g (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g, Trans Fat 3g), Cholesterol 40mg;
Sodium 340mg; Total Carbohydrate 52g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 37g), Protein 3g
Exchanges: 1 Starch; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Fat
Carbohydrate Choices: 3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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