Easy Key Lime Cake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

Easy Key Lime Cake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients :

For the cake

1 package white cake mix

3 ounces lime gelatin1 cup vegetable oil

3/4 cup orange juice

4 large eggs

2 tablespoons lime juice freshly squeezed

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract For the Frosting

½ cup butter at room temperature

8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature

3 and ½ cups confectioners sugar sifted before measuring

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Instructions :

For the cakePreheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease 3 – 8 inch round cakes pans or 1 – 9×13 cake pan.In a large mixing bowl,

add cake mix and gelatin.

Add 1 cup oil and ¾ cup orange juice and beat on low. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.

Add lime juice and vanilla. Beat 2 minutes on med hi, scraping sides. Pour into cake pans. Bake 8 inch layers 22-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Bake 9×13 inch cake 27- 30 minutes. Cool completely before icing with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting.

For the stacked layered cake, I used three 8 inch pans and cooked them for 27 minutes at 350 degrees.

For the FrostingBeat 1/2 cup butter and 8 ounces cream cheese until smooth, add confectioners sugar with a mixer on low. Add lime juice and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Frost cake. 

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