Key Lime Cake


If you like the flavor of key limes, you will love this cake.  My DH does and he has eaten almost the entire cake.  If you can’t get key lime juice, use regular lime juice instead.


Key Lime Cake

1 box white cake mix
1 1/4 cup water
1 tbsp vegetable oil
4 eggs

Key Lime Filling:
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup whipping cream (do not whip)
1/2 cup Key Lime juice (or regular lime juice)
1 tsp grated lime peel
4 drops yellow food color
1 drop green food color

1 container Whipped vanilla frosting (or use your own homemade recipe)
2 tsps grated lime peel

If you are using a shiny metal pan or a glass pan to bake this cake in, heat oven to 350º. If using a dark or nonstick pan, heat oven to 325º. Spray bottom of pan with baking spray.

Beat cake ingredients in a large bowl with an electric mixture on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake cake 26 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle of cake comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes. With the handle of a wooden spoon, poke holes almost to the bottom of the cake every 12 inch or so.

In a medium bowl, stir together filling ingredients (mixture thickens on its own). Pour over cake and spread evenly over the surface, filling holes. Some of the filling should remain on the top of the cake. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Spread frosting over cake and then sprinkle with lime peel.

If desired, garnish with lime slices, lemon slices and strawberries.

Store cake loosely covered in refrigerator.

Makes 15-16 servings.

Happy Cooking!


9 thoughts on “Key Lime Cake

  1. love key lime, just tried Pepperidge Farms Key Lime Cake (so-so). Am totally excited to make this dessert-makes me want to go back to the Florida Keys….Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  2. this looks delish, but im am an amateur cook at best and i would like to make my best friend who is expecting her second child a strawberry lime cake for her birthday[i want the insides to taste like strawberry and lime] could you give me some pointers on how to do that?

  3. I made the Key Lime Cake and did use the small key limes, too time consuming. I will use the bottle next time. Also, I used Paula Deen’s White Cocolate Frosting that she uses with her Key Lime Cake. DELICIOUS!!!

    • I’m not sure it would work as well in a bundt pan because the fill gets spread over the top of the cake and then the frosting over that.

      I used Nellie and Joe’s key lime juice that I bought at my grocery store but regular lime juice would work just as well.

      I hope you enjoy the cake if you decide to make it 🙂

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