Triple Layer Key Lime Cake

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Triple Layer Key Lime Cake recipe takes only 10 minutes to put together, is the perfect balance of sweet and tart, and the perfect green for St. Patrick’s Day!

Triple Layer Key Lime Cake recipe takes only 10 minutes to put together, is the perfect balance of sweet and tart, and the perfect green for St. Patrick's Day!

 It’s almost spring!  Citrus flavors always make me think of this time of the year and how much I love it.  This winter FLEW by and I could not be happier about it.  Do you need a festive, pretty looking cake for St. Patrick’s day or Easter?  Look no further, people.  This is the prettiest cake I have ever made and it starts off using a cake mix and then fancies it up quite a bit.  The frosting, however, is completely made from scratch.  I loved how the sweet and tart to play off of one another in this Triple Layer Key Lime Cake!

Easy Triple Layer Key Lime Cake recipe takes only 10 minutes to put together, is the perfect balance of sweet and tart, and the perfect green for St. Patrick's Day!

Though I prefer “from scratch” cakes most of the time, everyone loved this recipe.  It came out moist, light, and with a good lime flavor.  Of course, everyone’s favorite part about this cake was the bright green color which contrasted beautifully with the homemade white frosting.  My layers baked in 20 minutes so keep a good eye on them in your oven as they all seem to bake differently.

Easy Triple Layer Key Lime Cake recipe starts with a box cake mix and takes only 10 minutes to put together. Great for St. Patrick's Day!

I hope you find an occasion where you will have an excuse to make this cake because it will steal the show.  You can’t beat that color!  Or maybe I am just partial to green food (and by “maybe” I mean I am totally obsessed).  If you want to see my other St. Patrick’s Day recipes, they are all right here.  Enjoy!

Easy Triple Layer Key Lime Cake recipe starts with a box cake mix and takes only 10 minutes to put together. Great for St. Patrick's Day!

Triple Layer Key Lime Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
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Serves: 1 triple layer cake
 
Triple Layer Key Lime Cake recipe takes only 10 minutes to put together, is the perfect balance of sweet and tart, and the perfect green for St. Patrick's Day!
Ingredients
  • 1 (15-16 ounce) package lemon cake mix
  • 1⅓ cups vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (3 ounce) package lime flavored Jell-O mix
  • ¾ cup orange juice without pulp
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 (8 ounce) package regular cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons fresh key lime juice (fresh or bottled)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Combine cake mix, Jello mix, oil, eggs and orange juice and mix until well incorporated.
  2. Pour into three 8 inch cake pans. Bake according to instructions on box. Allow to cool completely, then frost.
Frosting:
  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  2. Add lime juice and powdered sugar. Mix well until no lumps remain.
  3. I suggest refrigerating the icing 20-30 minutes prior to icing the cake so that it firms up a bit, if time allows. Use an offset icing spatula to make it easy to frost.
  4. Enjoy!

Easy Triple Layer Key Lime Cake recipe starts with a box cake mix and takes only 10 minutes to put together. Great dessert for spring, summer, St. Patrick's Day or Easter!

Recipe source:  adapted from allrecipes.com

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

7 Responses to “Triple Layer Key Lime Cake”

  1. March 2, 2016 at 8:39 AM #

    What a pretty cake, Ashley! I love key lime pie desserts, so hearing that this a TRIPLE layer key lime cake made my tastebuds do a little happy dance. Love!!

  2. March 2, 2016 at 10:25 AM #

    Ashley, this is one gorgeous cake! Love how you doctored up a cake mix cake to come up with this citrusy combo!

  3. March 2, 2016 at 10:43 AM #

    Key lime pie is my favorite! Never had key lime cake, though. What a terrific idea! And it looks so pretty! Really fun recipe — thanks so much.

  4. Ruth Ann
    March 2, 2016 at 11:03 AM #

    Looks like one I need to make, i presume the cream cheese is for icing?

    • March 2, 2016 at 1:13 PM #

      Hi Ruth, yes the cream cheese is for the frosting. It’s in the directions on when to add it 🙂 enjoy!! -Ashley

  5. March 2, 2016 at 3:35 PM #

    I LOVE the colour inside! So pretty! YES! Bring on Easter and Spring and the promise of Summer 🙂

  6. March 4, 2016 at 3:06 PM #

    I love that lime green color! Never really think to make a key lime cake and why not! Looks so moist and delicious.

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