PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 25 MINUTES | TOTAL TIME: 35 MINUTES | SERVINGS: 12 PIECES
If you are looking for an easy but delightful cake, this Key Lime Cake is perfect! It’s tangy-and-sweet, light, and refreshing. A delightful spring and summer dessert that is excellent for summer parties, picnics, and potlucks! This amazing lime flavor cake is unquestionably a crowd pleaser!
1 box white cake mix plus ingredients called for on the box
For the Key Lime Filling:
1 can sweeten condensed milk 14 oz.
3/4 cup whipping cream
grated zest of 1/2 a lime
4 drops yellow food coloring opt.
1 drop green food coloring opt.
1/2 cup bottled key lime juice I use Nellie and Joe’s
1 1/4 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons sugar
Fresh strawberries sliced
lime slices optional
grated lime zest optional
HOW TO MAKE KEY LIME POKE CAKE
Step 1: To make the cake, bake it in a 9 x 13-inch pan following the package direction. Once done, remove the cake from the oven and let it cool for at least 15 minutes before poking holes all over the cake. Use the handle of the spoon to poke the cake and be careful not to poke to the bottom of the cake. Set aside.
For the Filling:
Step 2: Whisk the sweetened condensed milk, whipping cream, lime zest, and food coloring in a medium bowl. Then, stir in the key lime juice. Once the key lime juice is added the mixture will thicken rather quickly so immediately pour the filling over the cake and spread so the holes will be filled with the filling. Place the cake inside the fridge for at least an hour or overnight.
For the Topping:
Step 3: In a medium bowl, add the chilled whipping cream and with a hand mixer. mix the whipped cream until frothy.
Step 4: Stir in the vanilla and slowly add in the sugar as you mix until peaks form.
Step 5: Remove the cake from the fridge and spread the topping over the cake.
Step 6: If desired, you can garnish the cake with sliced strawberries, limes, and grated lime zest.
Recipe Notes: The bottled key lime juice is available at the grocery. They are next to bottled lime and juice.
Amount Per Serving: Calories 421Calories from Fat 171; Fat 19g29%; Saturated Fat 12g60%; Cholesterol 66mg22%; Sodium 356mg15%; Potassium 191mg5%; Carbohydrates 59g20%; Fiber 1g4%; Sugar 40g44%; Protein 5g10%; Vitamin A 676IU14%; Vitamin C 4mg5%; Calcium 215mg22%; Iron 1mg6%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
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