Facebook has quite a few impressive groups where food lovers gather sharing recipes or simply images of foods they’ve prepared. And it was the Urban Soul Kitchen where I laid eyes on a innovative take on key lime pie only it wasn’t a pie, it was key lime cake. The talent behind the work was Ollis Wright. I had to reach out to him. Maybe his cake brought me back to a childhood where my maternal grandmother prided herself in making grand cakes to please her grandchildren. Wright’s cake warmed my heart and tempted my tongue with the promise of citrus tang balanced with sweetness.
When I caught up with Wright, he shared, “Baking for me just kind of slipped upon me. I’ve always enjoyed cooking as a kid. I would always be in
the kitchen with my mother and helping her cook and prepare meals or just simply sit and observe.” I asked him how does it make you feel to bake?, ” Baking makes me feel
good just like cooking in general makes me feel good. It puts me in another world
where nothing else but my creation at that time matters to me.”
As for now, Wright is working on building his business and clientele. The Atlanta based baker plans to move to Texas soon. His baking talents are garnering part-time money for now. However, ultimately he’d like to have his own restaurant in multiple locations and possibly have his own cookbook too! – Written by Crystal A. Johnson MCCN Editor
Contact Ollis Wright:
My Savory Creations
Facebook: SavoryCreations (Ollis Wright)
Now let’s dig into Olliis’ Southern Style Key Lime Cake Recipe:
3 cups of all purpose flour
2 Cups of buttermilk
2 1/2 cups of sugar
2 cups of vegetable oil
1 teaspn of baking soda
3 tble spns of green food coloring
1/2 teaspn of salt
1 teaspn of vinegar
1 1/2 tbl spn of lime zest
1 tabl spn lime extract
1 1/2 tbl spn vanilla extract
1 tble spn almond extract
Cream cheese frosting:
2. 8oz of cream cheese room temp
1 lime squeezed for juice
4 cups of sifted powder sugar (confectioner’s)
1 1/2 tbl spn of lime zest
Prepare 3. 7″ cake pan by layering with crisco, be sure to fully coat and leave no dry spots. Then follow behind with all purpose flour be sure to cover entire pan on inside to add protective coat, this will cake from sticking to pan when time for removal.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Apply flour, buttermilk, sugar, and oil. Mix batter until thick and smooth. Next add eggs then blend again until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and mix until smooth. Use all three cake pans to prepare batter and be sure to distribute evenly. Place pans with cake batter in the oven for 30-40 minutes.Use wooden tooth pick or wooden skew to check that cake is done. Device should be clear of cake batter if cake is done.
Let cake layers cool for about 1 to 2 hours then cover the top of each with thick layer of cream cheese frosting. Once they have all been cover and neatly stack on top of each other. Proceed to apply thick coating of frosting all around cake until completely covered. Then garnish with lime zest and candied limes wedges to your discretion.