Key Lime Cake Recipe

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If you're searching for distinctive cake recipes, look no further. Your taste buds will say, "Wow!" with your first bite of this tangy, ultra-moist cake loaded with citrus flavor. This key lime cake is perfect for St. Patrick's Day, Easter or your Mardi Gras celebrations.
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  • 1 package (18.25 oz) lemon cake mix
  • 1 1/3 cups vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 package (3 oz) lime Jell-O
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • green food coloring (optional)
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine (1 stick), softened
  • 1 package cream cheese (8 oz), softened
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • green food coloring (optional)
Container: 9x13 cake pan, 2 medium mixing bowls, hand mixer
15 mins
30 mins
1.75 hrs
  • Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl. Add 3 drops green food coloring if you want a more intense green color.
  • Bake according to directions on box (25-35 min.). Cool.
  • Frost with frosting and refrigerate.
  • Beat butter and cream cheese together. Add juice and powdered sugar. Blend with mixer until smooth.
  • Add 4-6 drops green food coloring if you would like green color for St. Patrick's Day.
  • Spread on cake.
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"This cake is excellent! Not having made more than two or three cakes in my life, this one was very easy to make, and it turned out great!"
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