Key Lime Cake

Altheria McIntyre-Perry Recipe

By Altheria McIntyre-Perry luvstocook

8-12 depending on slices
20 Min
40 Min

I made this cake a few times for family gatherings, and for my husband. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed this cake and wanted more. This cake is soooo good because it is made from fresh key limes and from scratch.

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3 oz
package lime flavored gelatin
1 1/2 c
granulated sugar
2 c
sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
5 large
eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2 c
vegetable oil
3/4 c
orange juice, fresh
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/4 c
key lime juice
1/2 c
confectioners' sugar
1/2 c
butter, room temperature
1 - 8 oz
package cream cheese, room temperature
16 oz
box confectioners' sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degree and flour 3 9-inch-round cake pans.
In a large bowl, mix gelatin, sugar, flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Add the eggs, oil, orange juice, lemon juice, and vanilla. Divide batter evenly among the 3 pans and bake for 35 to 40 mins.Test for doneness,cool layers in pan for 5 mins., then turn onto racks.
While layers are still hot, mix the lime juice and confctioners' sugar and pour over the layers on the racks,. You can pierce the layers with a fork and allow the glaze to soak in better. Let layers cool completely before icing.
Cream butter and cream cheese, beat in confectioners' sugar until mixture is smooth and easy to spread. Spread icing between layers and on top and sides of cake.
Cream cheese icing is optional. Cake is beautiful and taste great with just the glaze. I prefer icing the cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Carb
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Cherie Rogers crobbin
Oct 25, 2010
thanks for posting this "from scratch" recipe!
looking forward to trying!
Altheria McIntyre-Perry luvstocook
Oct 25, 2010
You are welcome....I hope you enjoy it as well as we like it.
Hope Jackson BrownSugar1
Nov 22, 2010
I'm trying this cake for Thanksgiving. It's sound like it's so good as it is written.This is a recipe I been trying to get my cousin to give me since their mom pass away. She was the bakery all by herself. But if I ever get my hands on it. I would love to share it you all would love it. Thanks for yours Altheria you are a life saver....
Altheria McIntyre-Perry luvstocook
Nov 23, 2010
Hope, you are welcome; and I know everyone will love you for making this cake this Thanksgiving. It is wonderfully delicious, or should I say "off the chain". Lol, enjoy and have a great Thanksgiving.
Hope Jackson BrownSugar1
Nov 26, 2010
Altheria I made the cake and guest what it's all gone.My daughter said mom what kind of cake is that I said key lime you never made one of those before.I was like i did but it wasn't as good as this one.She's like i remember that but this one is "GOOD" mom I'm like I know lol.But my family enjoyed it so much too.Now they waiting on me to make another one.And they are willing to buy everything now that's sounds like a deal.Thank you once again.
I'm making a pie soon I haven't give it a name yet,but it's good and simple too as soon as i do i will be posting a picture and what goes in it."WARNING" It does last long.
Altheria McIntyre-Perry luvstocook
Nov 26, 2010
So happy to hear that your cake turned out good and everyone enjoyed it. I will be looking for the pie recipe.
Hope Jackson BrownSugar1
Nov 29, 2010
I posted it yesterday.
Shirley M. Trent amlovintocook
Mar 26, 2011
Altheria I made the cake and it was so wonderful. My daughter loved it. I tried two years ago to get recipe. The refused, because didn't give out her recipes. So thank you very much.
Diane Brewington MsRedVelvet
Mar 28, 2011
The recipe looks wonderful. Looking forward to trying it. I've seen some recipe that use regular lime juice, but you use actual key lime juice?
Arlene Lickiss foxart58
May 31, 2011
Delicious cake! I made 1/2 recipe as cupcakes, making it easier to freeze a few unfrosted for later use. The changes I made for half recipe included using just 1/2 cup oil,fresh key lime juice for the lemon juice and part of the orange juice, only 2 turned out fine! I skipped the lime juice glaze, but added a small amount lime juice to the cream cheese frosting. Thanks so much for the recipe!
Altheria McIntyre-Perry luvstocook
Jun 1, 2011
To Diane (MsRedvelvet), yes I use the actual key limes, and squeeze those little puppies to extract juice. This is a chore within itself, you got to love cooking from scratch to do this. :}
Diane Brewington MsRedVelvet
Jun 1, 2011
@Altheria...luvstocook, thanks so much for responding. I've tried it a couple of time with just regular limes or lime juice as I am having a problem locating actual key limes. Haven't made it to Whole Foods yet to check there. Anyway we still loved the cake. Thanks so much for sharing. Oh, and I also do love to cook. Blessings....
Betty Stewart BGS
Jun 8, 2011
I love key lime thanks for the recipe cant wait to try it.
Tyra Beatty trtbeatty
Jun 25, 2011
Oh, yes...this is Trisha Yearwood's recipe that is on Redbook's website and I received a copy of the April 2010 magazine from a co-worker & asked me to try it out...WONDERFUL!!
Sharon James Cookielvr
Aug 21, 2011
Made this cake today for my mom's birthday(a few days late). I was dreading squeezing those little things, but it wasn't nearly as bad as I'd thought. The cake was very good. Looking forward to another piece tomorrow! :-)