Key Lime Cake

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Indulge in the delightful goodness of a moist key lime cake adorned with a sweet cream cheese frosting. Picture a light and fluffy citrus-infused lime cake, perfectly complemented by a luscious lime buttercream frosting! This Lime Cake is not just any dessert—it’s the ideal treat for Easter or any springtime celebration.

Key Lime Cake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 16


**Key Lime Cake:**

  • 1 cup Canola or Olive Oil
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup Whole Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lime Zest
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

**Lime Cream Cheese Frosting:**

  • 1/2 cup Butter softened
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese softened
  • 4 – 4 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fresh Lime Zest
  • Fresh Limes sliced for garnish


  • **Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.**

**For the Key Lime Cake:**

  • – In a big mixing bowl, combine oil, eggs, whole milk, lime zest, and lime juice. Cream the mixture for 2 minutes.
  • – In another large bowl, mix sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir this into the egg mixture until well combined.
  • – Spray nonstick cooking spray on two 9-inch or three 8-inch cake pans. Pour the batter into the pans. If using three 8-inch pans, bake for 20-26 minutes; for two 9-inch pans, bake for 30-36 minutes. Let them cool.

**For the Lime Cream Cheese Frosting:**

  • – In a large bowl, cream together butter and cream cheese for 4-5 minutes until light and fluffy, scraping the sides of the bowl often.
  • – Add powdered sugar, lime juice, and lime zest. Cream the mixture together. Chill.

**Assembling the Cake:**

  • – Remove the cakes from the pans. Spread frosting on top of one cooled cake layer. Place the other cooled cake layer on top and spread frosting all over.
  • – Garnish with fresh lime slices for that extra zing!

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