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Published on April 8th, 2014 | by utokia


Key Lime Cake – Easter Never Tasted This Good

This Key Lime Cake is sweet but tangy and oh so delicious!  It has the perfect kind of melt in your mouth combinations that will have you coming back for seconds and thirds!  I had a key lime cake for the first time over one of my best friend’s home.  She made it for her husband’s birthday and MAN oh MAN that thing was something good.  It was so good that it stuck in my head and I could not release it until I made one myself!  Well I did it and BAM POW KABOOM!  YEP you got it HOME RUN!  Out the park baby!  I’ve made it for gatherings since my first one and it always ends the same way with people fighting over the last slice!  OH YEAH!  This is the perfect any time dessert but I thought it would be particularly special for Easter!  Hope you get to try it out ~ you surely will not regret it!

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1 box lemon cake mix
1 1/3 cup vegetable oil
½ cup pineapple juice
1/3 cup key lime juice (or lime if you do not have key lime)
4 beaten eggs
1 3.4 oz. box lime Jell-O
1-2 tsp. unsalted butter (room temperature)
2-3 tsp. all-purpose flour
4-5 drops of green food coloring (optional – this intensifies the green color)

4 ½ cups confectioner sugar
1 8 oz. cream cheese (room temperature)
2 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
1 stick unsalted butter (room temperature)
3 tbsp. key lime juice (or lime if you do not have key lime)


  1. LET’S MAKE THE KEY LIME CAKE – Pre-heat oven to 350 and add all ingredients (except butter and flour) to a bowl and mix until incorporated
  2. Lightly butter and flour two 9’ round baking pans
  3. Pour 2 ½ cups of the cake batter into each baking pan and bake for 20 – 25 minutes
  4. Remove cakes from oven and allow to sit in pan for 2-4 minutes then carefully remove from pans and allow to completely cool on a cooling rack
  5. LET’S MAKE THE CREAM CHEESE LIME ICING – Add butter and cream cheese to mixing bowl and mix until incorporated, add in confectioner sugar one cup at a time and mix in between, then add heavy whipping cream and lime juice and mix until smooth
  6. LET’S ASSEMBLE THE CAKE – place one of the completely cooled cakes bottom up on a cake dish, add a generous amount of icing and top with second cake bottom up, frost top and sides

Utokia Langley
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My name is Utokia Langley. I come from a family of great cooks, none of them professional chefs but trust me some of the best flavors came from the kitchens in my family! Flavor has always been a priority with any meal, whether it was breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert or just a snack.

41 Responses to Key Lime Cake – Easter Never Tasted This Good

  1. This cake looks so good…I love the addition of pineapple and green Jello, it sounds so tropical! I’ll be trying this out soon! :)

  2. Mason says:

    This cake looks amazing. I’m already kicking myself for visiting this article before I had lunch, lol. Looks fantastic, though. Looks like it would make a great treat on Easter.

  3. A. J Adams says:

    Wha is the unit of measure for the vegetable oil? I assume that it is cups…

  4. Leslie Day says:

    Lime juice or Key Lime juice?

  5. camille scala says:

    Can I use a bundt pan instead of 2 round pans.?

  6. shay says:

    When you do add the butter and flour?

    • utokia says:

      Hi Shay, you do not add the butter and flour to the cake. The butter and flour is used to butter and lightly flour the pans so your cake doesn’t stick. Hope you love the cake!

  7. carlana says:

    Utokia…..Girllllllll this cake is and was so good. I made it this morning for a luncheon and everyone loved it…its super moist, just enough tart and sweet together…only one problem what type of oven are you using baking for 20-25 mins….I had to bake it for at least 30 minutes or more…could be because I had it on the top rack…im doing another one Friday for my girls daycare and ill try cooking on the bottom this time…But over all it was. #bomb-digity! putting the pic of the cake on Facebook

    • utokia says:

      Awesome, glad it turned out great for you … with ovens it really depends on your oven and how hot it gets, some ovens may be on the same temp but somehow produce different results, play with yours until you get it just right for your oven … I saw the picture on FB – thank you so much for sharing and GREAT JOB!!

  8. Ramya says:

    This one is so good. I just loved it. Good and tasty.

  9. Law mama says:

    I plan to make this cake for Easter and I just want to verify the vegetable oil…is it really 1.5 cups? It just seems like a lot! Thanks!

  10. Sarah Popper says:

    That is some awesome green love .. must try it .. your pictures inspired me .. it looks simply YUMMY 😉

  11. Wow what a fun and festive easter cake! Have a great week! J+C

  12. George says:

    Made this cake and it is now my wife’s favorite. Thank you.

    • utokia says:

      Awesome George, it warms my heart to hear this feedback … hope you try other recipes on ShesGotFlavor

  13. Mary Winstead says:

    I can’t wait to make this cake. I didn’t see the recipe for Easter so I’m making it this weekend for Memorial Day! I love all of your recipes.

  14. Bj Tellis says:

    This cake looks yummy!! I will bake it as soon as possible!!

  15. linda says:

    What is the correct amt of oil? In other comments you said, 1 1/2 cups but above in the recipe it states 1 1/3.

  16. Amber says:

    Your cake sounds so good. can’t wait to try it. I just made a copy of the recipe . Thanks for sharing.

  17. ruth says:

    hi there – really want to make this for a bake off we are having at work in support of McMillan cancer, is there any chance you can convert this into UK measures please as we dont work in cups?? and what is a ‘box lime Jell-O’, and by confectioners sugar do you mean icing sugar??
    would really appreciate your conversions if possible
    thanking you

  18. Erlyne Sainvil says:

    By the way thanks for responding to our questions. Im unsure to use Jello gelatin or Jello pudding. Thanks

  19. Joel Chard says:

    Made this for Easter. Was really good

  20. This cake looks so good…I love the addition of pineapple and green Jello, it sounds so tropical! I’ll be trying this out soon!

  21. Chrissy says:

    Thank you! Saved the party! Mmmmm first lime cake that has been request. Happy Birthday! Yummy cake save!

  22. 3omega3 says:

    thanks for the cakes. i think i will get some kilos up this summer ! yummy :)

  23. 3omega3 says:

    yummmy !! so nnice :)

  24. harriet roberts says:

    I love keyline cake, but I personal think it’s to much oil, please let me know it’s to gooey when I make it.

  25. Evette says:

    I made it! It was awesome

  26. Alicia Bostick says:

    I made this cake and it turned out awful. I followed the recipe as stated TWICE.

  27. Ursula says:

    Just made this recipe and OMGGGG…my cake came out perfectly. The texture was just right and the taste is delicious 😋😍

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