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Reader Recipe: Key Lime Cake

You may have heard of a key lime pie, but how about a key lime cake? TeamSugar member LaylaCams shared her favorite version over a year ago, but recently made it again and took pics for us!

She says it tastes even better than a key lime pie, and the amazing color would be great at a Spring-themed party. This cake is easy and fail proof — it's really a jazzed-up box mix — and comes together in a snap. Similar to the strawberry shortcake I made yesterday, this recipe's secret ingredient is jello.

To get the recipe — thanks for sharing LaylaCams! — and make one for yourself,


Submitted by TeamSugar member LaylaCams.

Key Lime Cake

Key Lime Cake


  1. Here's the recipe:
  1. 1 (18.25 ounce) package lemon cake mix
  2. 1 1/3 cups vegetable oil
  3. 4 eggs
  4. 1 (3 ounce) package lime flavored gelatin mix
  5. 3/4 cup orange juice
  1. 1/2 cup butter
  2. 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  3. 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  4. 4 cups confectioners' sugar


Combine cake mix, gelatin mix, oil, eggs and orange juice. Pour into three 8-inch cake pans. Bake according to instructions on box. Allow to cool, then frost.
To make the frosting: In a large bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add lime juice and confectioners sugar. Mix well.

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