Key Lime Cake

I was forwarded this recipe from my Aunt and don't know where it originated, but it is WAY too good not to share.  Key Lime is a moist cake that tastes just like the pie, but if you're like me and prefer cakes over pies, this is perfection!

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

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
4 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.

(This is A LOT of frosting...if you are a frosting lover, this will be great, but I use about 2/3 of it and that's good for me)

So so good...


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Jill said...

OH my goodness - that looks delectable!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

Just pinned this and can't wait to give it a try. I love lemon cake so I'm sure I'm gonna love this too! I'd love for you to share at Taking A Timeout Thursday if you have a chance:

Cottage and Broome said...

Love key lime pie and cream cheese frosting so this looks like a winner. Thanks for sharing Laura

MsFoxsSweets said...

This sounds wonderful and looks beautiful! I would love if you would share it at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)

Rebeca Trevino said...

yummy! and so simple!
thanks i will make it today.

Unknown said...

Looks super yummy!!! Would love to try it out!!!

I’m stopping by from TT & J… and would LOVE for you to come by and link this up at my “Create and Inspire” Party!

I am now following and looking forward for more of your awesome posts!

Angie from A Little Inspiration

Sunflowers With Smiles said...

Now after reading this post, I am craving for a piece. Thanks for sharing.

momto8 said...

oh1! Looks soo good.. and the frosting yum!!! I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Sounds delicious--my family loves lime!

Mindie Hilton said...

I can just imagine how good this is. Featuring this wed. at Bacon Time :)

Hodgepodgemom said...

So glad you are a fan of lime cake too! This is my Aunt Kathy's Lime Cake recipe I shared at $5 Dinners:

Enjoy! ~Tricia

SassAFrass said...

Made this today for my husbands birthday cake to take over to his Air Force squadron. It was a HUGE hit! There was none left by the end.

Unknown said...

I just whipped one together and threw it in the oven. I cant wait to try it. I have some left over keylime custard that I used to fill cupcakes not to long ago that I am going to attempt to blend with cream cheese for my topping. Thanks for the great key lime recipe.

Rachael said...

I love lime flavored foods and I was so excited to try this recipe! It's so quick & easy to make and SO worth it.
I made this as cupcakes and substituted orange juice in the frosting for the lime juice. They were absolutely fantastic, I brought them to work and everyone raved about them! Thanks for the great recipe, definitely keeping this one!

Unknown said...

Does the lemon cake take over the lime taste??

Reiko said...

I made this cake and it was beyond delicious. Yum, Yum. Give me a spoon and I'd be happy with the frosting!!! Don't be afraid to pile it on!
I do have a few questions.
I baked it in someone else's kitchen and baked the cake in a glass pyrex 13x9. After the 25 min. bake time I found the cake was still quite wet in the middle. I let it go 10 min. beyond the 25 min. bake time, and baked 35 min. I think 30 would have been fine although the longer bake time did not affect the moisture and texture of this cake. I'm wondering if anyone has ever substituted applesauce for the oil in this. Thank you for this new favorite in my house. It's a keeper!!!

Unknown said...

Looks amazing! Just to clarify, for the cake is it really 1 & 1/3 cup of oil?

Little Eagle said...

I found this same recipe on another site a few weeks back. 1 cup of oil is more than enough. This great baked in two 8” pans. Cut the cakes in half and double the icing to fill the layers and top and sides of cake. Add some zest to cake and/or icing. This is really a great cake!

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Unknown said...

Instead of the powdered sugar, I used a container of icing and added a little coconut milk as well. Whipper up really nice. This will make an awesome summer desert.