Sunday, January 8, 2012

Recipe for Key Lime Cake

I had some requests for the Key Lime Cake recipe I showed in this post, so here it is:


1 box lemon cake mix
1 1/3 c. vegetable oil*
4 eggs
One 3oz. package of lime flavored gelatin mix
3/4 c. orange juice
3 tsp. fresh lime juice

Mix all together and pour into a 13x9 pan

Bake according to instructions on cake box.

1/2 c. butter (1 stick)
One 8oz. package cream cheese
3 tbsp. fresh lime juice
3 1/2 c. confectioners sugar

In a large bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese til fluffy...add the lime juice and beat together, then add the confectioners sugar and beat.  Spread on cake.

Note:  I’ve found that ½ lime equals about 3 tsp lime juice, so one whole lime should be all you need to make the cake and the frosting.

*1 1/3 c vegetable oil seems like a lot, but the addition of the lime flavored jello would make the cake too dry without the added oil. 


  1. That would be a fabulous summer dessert. Cold and Creamy and Limey,.

  2. Yum! Thank you so much. I will have to test it out soon.

  3. Yay thanks for publishing the recipe! Can't wait to give it a try..


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