Key Lime Cake

Sometimes a cake is all you really want or crave.  A soft moist cake full of flavor and topped with a really, really good frosting.  This is that cake.  Perfect for a summer afternoon.  This Key Lime Cake is easy to make and tastes yummy.  It is kid and adult approved.

Key Lime Cake

Step 1:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Step 2:

Add cake mix and gelatin mix to a medium bowl

Key Lime Cake

Step 3:

Add the ingredients on the back of the cake mix box and lime juice.  Beat until combined.

Key Lime Cake

Step 4:

Pour into a 13 x 9 cake pan.  My oven is small, shall we say it’s more like an Easy Bake oven, so this is the largest size pan my oven can hold.  If you have a normal size oven, this cake works great in a 11 x 16 pan.  Bake for 20 -22 minutes until cake springs back when touched or a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Let the cake cool.

Key Lime Cake

Key Lime Cake

Step 5:

While the cake is cooling prepare the frosting.  Cream the cream cheese and butter.  Add powdered sugar, vanilla, lime juice, lime zest and milk.  Beat until smooth.

Key Lime Cake

Key Lime Cake

Step 6:

Frost cake and enjoy!

Key Lime Cake


1 box white cake mix (plus ingredients on box)

juice of 1 lime

1-3oz package lime instant Jello gelatin mix


1/2 cup butter, softened

4 oz cream cheese; softened

2 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon lime juice

2 teaspoons lime zest

1-2 tablespoons milk




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