Mojito Cake

Slices of tender white cake feature pretty flecks of fresh mint. The rum glaze and whipped cream garnish are great!

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 2 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 15
 

Ingredients

Cake

1
box white cake mix
1
cup unflavored carbonated water
1/3
cup vegetable oil
1/4
cup rum or 1 teaspoon rum extract plus 1/4 cup water
3
tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
2
teaspoons grated lime peel
3
egg whites

Glaze

1/2
cup butter or margarine
1/4
cup water
1
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup rum or 2 teaspoons rum extract plus 1/2 cup water

Garnish

1
cup whipping cream
2
tablespoons powdered sugar
15
fresh mint leaves, if desired
Shredded lime peel, if desired

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter into pan.
  • 3 Bake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, mix glaze ingredients. Heat to boiling over high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium; continue to boil 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until glaze has thickened slightly.
  • 5 Poke warm cake every inch with fork tines. Pour glaze slowly over cake. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 6 In small bowl, beat whipping cream and powdered sugar on high speed until soft peaks form. Garnish each serving with whipped cream, mint leaf and shredded lime peel. Store loosely covered.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter into pan.
  • 3 Bake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, mix glaze ingredients. Heat to boiling over high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium; continue to boil 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until glaze has thickened slightly.
  • 5 Poke warm cake every inch with fork tines. Pour glaze slowly over cake. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 6 In small bowl, beat whipping cream and powdered sugar on high speed until soft peaks form. Garnish each serving with whipped cream, mint leaf and shredded lime peel. Store loosely covered.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

A mojito typically refers to a cocktail made with lime juice, sugar, mint leaves and rum. We've taken those same flavors and turned them into a tasty cake.

In a pinch, use purchased frozen whipped topping, thawed, instead of making your own whipped cream.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
270mg
270%;
Total Carbohydrate
41g
41%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
28g
28%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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