Altheria McIntyre-Perry Recipe

Key Lime Cake

By Altheria McIntyre-Perry luvstocook

Recipe Rating:
8-12 depending on slices
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Altheria's Story

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



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!
Brian Parks barks3
May 10, 2014
Great recipe tried it twice and am about to do it again, it was a hit at a mini family reunion.
Jackie Crawford jackcraw
Apr 14, 2014
Tried the cake that a friend baked. It is delicious..
Altheria McIntyre-Perry luvstocook
Feb 3, 2014
Hello Eric,
I have not tried using any other pan. I only made layer cakes from this recipe. You can try it, It should may have to leave in the oven longer.