Zesty Key Lime Cake

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

This delicious, moist lime cake would be a super cake for St Patty's day or even Easter...I made this cake last St Pat, but never got it posted. You can make it with or without the food coloring...I'm part Irish, so greens just fine with me...enjoy!

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Serves:

15

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 - 18.25 pkg
lemon cake mix
1 1/3 c
vegetable oil
4
eggs
1 pkg
(3 oz) lime jell-o
3/4 c
orange juice - i used fresh squeezed
green food coloring - optional

FROSTING

1/2 c
butter (1 stick), softened
1 pkg
cream cheese (8 oz), softened
4 c
confectioners' sugar
3 - 31/2 Tbsp
lime juice or to taste
6
drops green food coloring - optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degree F. - 325 degree for dark baking pan.

Spray a 9 x 13 cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2
Combine all cake ingredients in mixing bowl. Add 3 drops green food coloring if you want a more intense green color.
3
Bake according to directions on box (25-35 min.). Cool on cooling rack.
4
For frosting:

Beat butter and cream cheese together. Add juice and powdered sugar. Blend with mixer until smooth.
5
Add 4-6 drops green food coloring if you would like green color for St. Patrick's Day.
6
Frost cooled cake and refrigerate.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #citrus, #lime, #Dessert, #cake