Key Lime Cake

Altheria McIntyre-Perry Recipe

By Altheria McIntyre-Perry luvstocook

8-12 depending on slices
Prep Time:
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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.


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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M. Holmes holmesma
Jul 29, 2015
I gave this recipe a 5-star rating.
Altheria McIntyre-Perry luvstocook
Feb 9, 2015
Please let me clarify that I do not take credit for creating this recipe....this is Trisha Yearwood's recipe that I copied from a magazine to share because I like homemade recipes. Thanks for viewing and enjoy!
Jr. Sanchez JrSanchez
Feb 4, 2015
Omg saw this recipe in another website, which someone else is taking credit for ... Not cool! I really want to try it out!
Shelitha Adams sadams915
Nov 13, 2014
I made this cake and it was a great hit. My husband love key lime cakes and so I decided to look up the recipe and found this amazing recipe. I made 3 key lime cakes in a week in a half. Thanks for this amazing recipe.
Schei Adams Schei_Adams
Aug 27, 2014
I live in the mountains at a higher elevation then most. Any suggestions on altering the recipe? I can't wait to make this for my family and friends!