Monday, June 25, 2012

Key Lime Cream Cake

Key Lime Cream Cake

I made this Key Lime Cream Cake to go along with a fun handbag giveaway for today.

If you’ve followed the blog for a while you may remember this Red Velvet Clutch or this Buttercream Bag from a while ago. I know – handbags are kind of weird to show on a baking site, but not when the theme is cake and when the bag colors come in fun flavors like Key Lime Cream. Umm… yes please. The bags are from the Petunia Pickle Bottom line called … Cake. And I’ve been enamored with them for a while now. They are actually fashionably disguised diaper bags. But you can totally rock them without having to carry diapers around all day to justify wearing one. They are definitely too pretty for just one purpose.

I’ll show you in a minute. But first… a little Key Lime Cream Cake.

Key Lime Cream Cake

Decorated with swirls of whipped cream and graham cracker crumbs. Yum!

Key Lime Cream Cake

And four layers of key lime cake. Four uneven layers that I could have split better. But that’s okay. Still good.


Here’s the recipe or if you are more interested in the giveaway, just keep scrolling.

Key Lime Cream Cake
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
2/3 cup oil
2/3 cup key lime juice
3/4 cup sour cream

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 8-inch cake pans.
  • Sift flour, sugar, powder, soda and salt into mixer.
  • Add eggs, oil and lime juice. Beat until smooth.
  • Add sour cream and beat until smooth.
  • Pour in prepared pans and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool and frost.


1 cup butter, softened
2 – 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened
2 – 16 oz boxes confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup key lime juice (optional)
green food coloring (optional for color)

  • Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Beat in vanilla. For really creamy frosting, mix in 1/4 cup of key lime juice. You can also leave it out or add more confectioners sugar to make it thicker. Add a small amount of green food color if you’d like the frosting tinted.

Whipped Cream
16 oz. heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

  • Chill metal bowl and beaters in freezer for about 20 minutes. When ready to whip, add ingredients to the bowl and beat until stiff peaks form.

Divide cake into four layers and frost. Pipe top with whipped cream or add crushed graham crackers to the side of the cake if desired. Refrigerate.


Key Lime Cream Cake Purse

Hey there! Want to know more about the giveaway. Well, here’s the bag in Key Lime Cream Cake. It’s made of cut velvet and comes with straps to carry several ways. Pretty handy. Oh and it has a separate little clutch, too. Check out this post on the red velvet bag I gave away a while back – it really shows off some of the details. The custom stamped name and zipper pulls are enough to make you swoon. And for more info on the bags from Petunia Pickle Bottom, click here.

Want one? Want to pick your own flavor?

Enter for a chance to win a $325 Petunia Pickle Bottom Society Satchel Cake Bag.

  • To enter, just leave a comment on the blog and tell me which one of the flavors below that you’d like to win. Easy enough.
  • Deadline to enter is Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 7 pm ET. Sorry, TIME’S UP! Winner announced below.
  • One winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime Tuesday evening.

Disclosure stuff: Handbag is courtesy of Petunia Pickle Bottom and giveaway is sponsored by me because I like these bags.


Good luck!


Okay, we have a winner. Yay! And I thought for sure it would be someone that picked Black Forest Cake based on all of the responses.


Congratulations Jamie! I hope you love your plum tart cake bag!

Jennifer said...

I would love to have the black forest cake bag but they are all beautiful.

June 26, 2012 04:24 PM
Charissa C said...

Oh my word, they’re all so adorable. I love how names add a cuteness factor of 1000% My pick would be the black forest cake.

June 26, 2012 04:25 PM
Jeannette Hall said...

I love, love, love the Black Forest one!!! and I can’t wait to make the Key lime cake!!!

June 26, 2012 04:25 PM
Jessica said...

I’m loving the key lime cake one!! so pretty!

June 26, 2012 04:25 PM
michelle said...

key lime cheesecake, yum!

June 26, 2012 04:26 PM
Dee said...

They all look SO delicious!! But I’m leaning towards the Berry Chiffon Cake. My little daughter says, “it looks the berry bestest one!” I have to agree!

June 26, 2012 04:27 PM
Marcy Bonoffski said...

The Black Forest Cake, but they are all lovely.

June 26, 2012 04:27 PM
Caress Hudson said...

Plum tart looks great!

June 26, 2012 04:31 PM
Karen Griffin said...

If I MUST pick JUST one, it would be Berry Chiffon!

June 26, 2012 04:31 PM
Lacy said...

I could easily fall in love with the Black Forest Cake!

June 26, 2012 04:31 PM
Erin A said...

Black Forest Cake all the way! Not only is it one of my favorite types of cakes, you can never go wrong with black!

June 26, 2012 04:31 PM
Emily B said...

I think the Berry Chiffon Cake and the Key Lime Cream are a tie in my book! They’re both adorable!

June 26, 2012 04:34 PM
Kristin said...

I think the Key Lime has it.

June 26, 2012 04:35 PM
Ang said...

I Love the black forest and the plum tart. I don’t know which I’d choose!

June 26, 2012 04:35 PM
Kathy said...

I love the Black Forest Cake.

June 26, 2012 04:36 PM
anna said...

I like the black forrest cake!

June 26, 2012 04:37 PM
Sarah McKinley said...

I cannot wait to make that Key Lime Cream Cake….looks so incredibly delicious!!!!

As for the giveaway, I am swooning over the Berry Chiffon Cake bag and would love that one!

June 26, 2012 04:38 PM
Stephanie said...

As Key Lime pie is one of my favorite desserts and I just had a wonderful lunch where I was able to finish it off with a slice of pie & a cup of decadent coffee, I have to say Key Lime Cream Cake. I need to make this cake…soon.

June 26, 2012 04:38 PM
Lori K said...

Those are adorable!! I’d go with the Black Forest Cake!! :)

June 26, 2012 04:38 PM
Mary said...

Key lime is divine, but I think the Plum Tart could be life-altering. Gimme, please?

June 26, 2012 04:39 PM
Julie said...

All of my favorites, but have to go with the Black Forest!! Can’t ever go wrong with chocolate! Such a versatile cake and a versatile hand bag, too!

June 26, 2012 04:41 PM
Wendy said...

Berry Chiffon Please!!

June 26, 2012 04:43 PM
Angela said...

Black Forest Cake is my favorite bag selection.

June 26, 2012 04:44 PM
tabatha said...

black forest cake is gorgeous!

I have been eyeing these bags for ages!

June 26, 2012 04:45 PM
Tracy said...

They are all really pretty, but I think I’d choose the black forest cake!

June 26, 2012 04:45 PM
kelly chavis said...

I would love any of them, but my favorite is the black forest cake :)

June 26, 2012 04:45 PM
Anastacia L. said...

Pick me! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Plum Tart Cake!!

June 26, 2012 04:46 PM
Constance said...

So cute! But definitely would have to pick the berry chiffon

June 26, 2012 04:47 PM
Kari said...

i love the plum tart cake bag!

June 26, 2012 04:47 PM
Kristin L said...

The Black Forest is gorgeous!

June 26, 2012 04:49 PM
Amanda said...

Mmmmm, all about Black Forest Cake!!!

June 26, 2012 04:49 PM
E said...

The Plum Tart Cake bag is just plum devine!

June 26, 2012 04:52 PM
Dana S. said...

Berry Chiffon Cake!

June 26, 2012 04:55 PM
Ana said...

Love the key lime!!

June 26, 2012 04:56 PM
Melinda Bernsdorf said...

These are really gorgeous bags. The key lime is a perfect color combo for a girl like me who loves green and wears lots of earthy colors. I also kinda love the berry chiffon.

June 26, 2012 04:57 PM
Rebecca L. said...

Plum Tart Cake!!!

June 26, 2012 04:59 PM
Karena Mullican said...

I need these for my Twin Grandgirls!! Love the PLum Tart!! Key Lime is absolutely my favorite in any dessert.

June 26, 2012 05:01 PM
Heather said...

Berry Chiffon! Woooot!

June 26, 2012 05:02 PM
Jordan said...

So hard to choose between the Plum Tart and Black Forest, but if I have to choose, I say Plum Tart wins out!

June 26, 2012 05:02 PM
Aimee said...

They are all so cute!! I LOVE Black Forest Cake :-) What a cute and fun giveaway! Thanks, Bakerella!!

June 26, 2012 05:05 PM
Kelly said...

These are so cute….I would choose the Black Forest one!

June 26, 2012 05:05 PM
Marcia said...

My favpoorite is Black Forest Cake……but all are beautiful!
Thanks for the chance!


June 26, 2012 05:07 PM
Misty said...

I love the Black Forest Cake!

June 26, 2012 05:07 PM
Janna said...

My favorite is the key lime!! Pick me, pick me!

June 26, 2012 05:08 PM
Kathryn said...

The hubby loves key lime pie – I’ll have to try this cake recipe this weekend. Who knows, he may buy me the Black Forest Cake!

June 26, 2012 05:09 PM
Anna Z said...

So pretty! I can’t decide between Berry Chiffon and Black Forest. Delish :)

June 26, 2012 05:10 PM
Janna said...

My favorite is the key lime!! Pick me, pick me! Love the recipe too!

June 26, 2012 05:10 PM
Angela dB said...

Berry Chiffon!! YUM! :)

June 26, 2012 05:11 PM
bjdfh said...

Those bags are georgeous, my favorite is the Key Lime!

That cake is so yummy looking, you are so, so talented!

June 26, 2012 05:11 PM
Christina D said...

The Berry Chiffon bag is my fave! It is so pretty:)

June 26, 2012 05:12 PM
Lisa said...

Berry Chiffon s’il vous plait…

June 26, 2012 05:12 PM
Amanda Camblin said...

I love the bag! The Berry Chiffon Cake is really cute!! Love the pink and grey!

June 26, 2012 05:12 PM
Candace Smith said...

Berry Chiffon!!

June 26, 2012 05:13 PM
Tambi said...

The Berry Chiffon looks so good!

June 26, 2012 05:16 PM
Linda c. said...

I love them! I’d choose Berry Chiffon =)

June 26, 2012 05:18 PM
shellycake said...

The plum tart is my favorite! Thanks for the lovely giveaway…

June 26, 2012 05:18 PM
Risa said...

I love the Key Lime Cream Cake one! The colors!

June 26, 2012 05:21 PM
Kim M said...

I love the Black Forrest or Berry Chiffon.

June 26, 2012 05:21 PM
Laura L. said...

Black forest!

June 26, 2012 05:21 PM
Rachel Erin said...

Key Lime Cream Cake bag is amazing! That is absolutely “my” color scheme. :)

June 26, 2012 05:22 PM
michelle docherty said...

the berry chifon

June 26, 2012 05:27 PM
Karen M said...

They are all great, but Key Lime is the best. Thanks for the chance to win.

June 26, 2012 05:27 PM
diane sinclair said...

Love the Black Forest Cake! Thanks for all your great recipes, planning to make some of the 4th of July goodies for gift giving next week.

June 26, 2012 05:28 PM
Nereida Salas said...

Plum Tart Cake!!! but honestly they are all sooo pretty

June 26, 2012 05:29 PM
Laurie said...

Key Lime

June 26, 2012 05:29 PM
Amanda Wedel said...

Black Forest Cake !!! :)

June 26, 2012 05:29 PM
Amanda Wedel said...

Berry chiffon <3

June 26, 2012 05:30 PM
shirley said...

Plum Tart Cake sounds so delicious!! Love the colors too! :D

June 26, 2012 05:35 PM
Nicole U said...

I love the Plum Tart Cake!! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

June 26, 2012 05:35 PM
Lindsay L said...

I love all of them! If I had to choose, I would probably go with the Key Lime Pie one! Adorable!

June 26, 2012 05:37 PM
Kristen said...

It’s so hard to choose because I love them all, but I would have to say the Black Forest. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

June 26, 2012 05:37 PM
Marta Hartman said...

Ohhh, they all look so good! But I vote for the Key Lime Cream Cake! Bet it is delicicous!

June 26, 2012 05:38 PM
Nathan said...

My wife had me enter this, she likes the key lime!

June 26, 2012 05:38 PM
Carrie Ashcraft said...

Why of course the Key Lime Cream Cake. It”s just darling!

June 26, 2012 05:38 PM
Cade's Mom said...

Black Forest Cake. I could use this all year long!

June 26, 2012 05:40 PM
Marie B said...

Berry Chiffon Cake please.

June 26, 2012 05:40 PM
Lisa said...

Wow…make me choose huh? Well I like them all, but if I must select…It would be the Black Forest, followed by Berry Chiffon

June 26, 2012 05:40 PM
Sandy said...

Black forest cake for sure!!! Love it!

June 26, 2012 05:44 PM
Jennifer Reil said...

I want to eat all four flavors, but for the bags I think the Black Forest is my favorite =).

June 26, 2012 05:44 PM
Debora Carvalho said...

Key Lime Cream! Beautiful!!

June 26, 2012 05:51 PM
Stephanie said...

Love them all but extra love to black forest cake.

June 26, 2012 05:54 PM
Susan W said...

My favorite treats are Key Lime Pie & Black Forest Cake; what a terribly difficult decision to have to make, in desserts or bags! I think I’d go with the Black Forest bag, but would be overjoyed to have any “flavor”!

June 26, 2012 05:54 PM
Dee said...

They all look SO delicious! I’m leaning towards the Berry Chiffon. My little daughter said, ” that looks the berry bestest one”. I agree!

June 26, 2012 05:55 PM
Maggie said...

I’m going to make this cake on vacation! It looks wonderful.

My favorite is the key lime pie bag :)

June 26, 2012 05:56 PM
chris said...

they all look yummy. can’t decide but really – ya think i’ll win???

June 26, 2012 05:56 PM
Anastacia L. said...

Plum tart. 1 more hr to go

June 26, 2012 05:57 PM
Ashley said...

I love the Black Forest Cake bag.

June 26, 2012 05:57 PM
Stephanie M said...

I love all the flavors!! but I especially like your plum tart cake! Hoping to win one of your GREAT give aways!

June 26, 2012 05:58 PM
Nancy said...

black forest or berry chiffon- they both look and sound amazing! Now i want cake :)

June 26, 2012 05:59 PM
Trisha said...

Omg! They are all so cute! I would love any one of them, but if I had to choose I’d go with the Key Lime Cream Cake, but the Plum Tarte Cake is a close second!

June 26, 2012 05:59 PM
Mo said...

Plum tart or black forest, yummy!

June 26, 2012 06:00 PM
Anisap said...

I really love the Plum Tart Cake! Love your blog btw! :)

June 26, 2012 06:01 PM
Katey Merrill said...

The key lime pie would be my choice because it has the most vibrant color scheme. Oh pick me!

June 26, 2012 06:01 PM
A said...

love these bags….I like Plum Tart Cake

June 26, 2012 06:03 PM
brenda stoddard said...

love them all but would have to go with Berry Chiffon!

June 26, 2012 06:04 PM
Laetitiabcw said...

Key lime!!!!!!! I love green, so this bag is exactly my colour!

June 26, 2012 06:06 PM
Stefanie Shultz said...

Key lime cream cake! It’s adorable :)

June 26, 2012 06:06 PM
mirela said...

Any flavor would be amazing, but the key lime pie is simply gorgeous and exotic!

June 26, 2012 06:06 PM
Tracy (Oklahoma) said...

Key Lime Cream Cake…divine! And the recipe looks delicious…can’t wait to try it! Thank you!

June 26, 2012 06:07 PM
Heather Toro said...

I love the berry chiffon!!

June 26, 2012 06:09 PM
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