Key Lime Cake Recipe

What's Special
This is the most excited you'll ever be to eat a salad. How could it not when creamy avocado is involved?

Indulge in a slice of sunshine with our delightful key lime cake recipe. This zesty dessert captures the essence of the Florida Keys, where the tangy, tropical flavors of fresh key limes take center stage. The cake’s moist crumb, infused with the bright acidity of key lime juice, dances on your taste buds, creating a symphony of sweet and tart notes that are nothing short of exhilarating.

Crafting the perfect key lime cake is an artful balance of flavors and textures. The velvety, melt-in-your-mouth cake layers are kissed with a luscious key lime buttercream frosting that delivers a burst of citrusy brightness with every bite. The cake’s pale green hue, reminiscent of the iconic key lime pie, beckons you to embark on a culinary adventure that is both refreshing and indulgent.

key lime cake recipe
key lime cake recipe

Whether you’re celebrating a special event or simply savoring the pleasures of life, our key lime cake is a delicious ode to the magic of citrus. It’s a dessert that embodies the essence of summer, and with every mouthful, you’ll find yourself lost in a world of citrusy bliss. So, embrace the zestiness of life and let our key lime cake be your passport to a delightful culinary journey.

key lime cake recipe

Key lime cake recipe

Certainly! Here's a simple key lime cake recipe for you to enjoy
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Australia, Canadian, French, Mexican
Servings 1 people
Calories 300 kcal


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt  
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoon s key lime zest (from about 6 key limes)
  • 1/4 cup fresh key lime juice (from about 10 key limes)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, ensuring each is fully incorporated before adding the next.
  • Stir in the key lime zest, key lime juice, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  • Gradually add the dry flour mixture to the wet ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  • Divide the cake batter evenly between the prepared cake pans. Smooth the tops.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.
  • Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for about 10 minutes, then remove them from the pans and let them cool completely on a wire rack.
  • To make the frosting, beat the softened butter until creamy. Gradually add the powdered sugar, key lime juice, and key lime zest, and continue to beat until the frosting is smooth and fluffy. Add green food coloring if desired.
  • Once the cakes are completely cool, spread a layer of frosting on top of one of the cakes. Place the second cake on top and frost the top and sides of the entire cake.
  • Slice and serve your delicious homemade key lime cake. Enjoy!


This key lime cake is a delightful treat with its refreshing citrus flavor and sweet, tangy frosting. Perfect for any occasion or simply to satisfy your sweet cravings!
Keyword Bakery, Quick & Easy, Quick Meal, Vegetable

Did you make this recipe?

Please let me know how it turned out for you! Leave a comment below.

Leave a Reply

Milan Live © Copyright 2023. All rights reserved.