Key Lime Meringue Cake

121 mins (prep 30)
15 ingredients
makes 10 to 12 servings
In the winter months, there's nothing like the bewitching, slightly exotic flavor of Key limes or the larger regular limes (a.k.a. Persian) to transport you mentally to some warm tropical spot, preferably an island with an endless beach. This cake, with its tart lime filling offset by billowy drifts of sweet, marshmallow-like frosting, should do the trick. Key limes are smaller than Persian limes and often come packed in a net bag, but don't despair if you can't find them. Persian limes make an excellent substitute (see Cooks' Notes, below, for more details on buying limes). Another helpful hint: Because there's grated zest in both the cake and the filling, grate all the zest you need first, before you start juicing.

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Serving Size (126.65 g)
Servings 10
Amount per Serving
Calories 319.63 Calories from Fat 32.94
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.66g 56.29%
Saturated Fat 2.28g 114.05%
Trans Fat 0.15g %
Cholesterol 9.54mg 31.8%
Sodium 283.85mg 118.27%
Total Carbohydrate 75.49g 251.64%
Dietary Fiber 0.11 g 4.23%
Sugars 70.9 g %
Protein 0.12g 2.49%
Vitamin A 120.2IU% Vitamin C 5.59mg%
Calcium 75.51mg% Iron 0.19mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
sifted cake flour, large eggs, or, lime zest, pure vanilla extract, pinch of salt, or, large eggs, or, lime zest, large egg whites, confectioners' sugar, pure vanilla extract, or, special equipment