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!

Jennica said...

I love the Berry Chiffon! However they are all so pretty!

June 26, 2012 06:09 PM
og said...

The Berry Chiffon bag is my choice, should I win. The Key lime Cream Cake looks delicious- a work of art. Love the subtle colors.

June 26, 2012 06:10 PM
Danielle L said...

They’re all so cute but the Black Forest is definitely my favorite!

June 26, 2012 06:11 PM
Honey said...

Love the Berry Chiffon!!!!

June 26, 2012 06:11 PM
Erin said...

They’re all awesome, but I looooove the Berry Chiffon! Crossing my fingers HARD…and looking forward to making this cake at some point! YUM.

June 26, 2012 06:12 PM
Rebecca said...

They are all wonderful! But I think Black Forest is my fav.

June 26, 2012 06:12 PM
Jenny said...

Love them all, but black forest cake is the most yummiest!!!

June 26, 2012 06:14 PM
JulieC said...

Love the Berry Chiffon, too!

June 26, 2012 06:15 PM
Jamie L said...

They all look great! My favorite is the Black Forest Cake! Love the names too ^^

June 26, 2012 06:15 PM
Margaret said...

Wow, they are all beautiful, I love the key lime and the black forest the best!

June 26, 2012 06:17 PM
Donna said...

I just LOVE the Berry Chiffon! Too cut!

June 26, 2012 06:17 PM
Lora said...

wow its hard to pick just one color love em all!! but black forest cake my husbands fav cake gotta go with that one.

June 26, 2012 06:17 PM
Lara said...

Oh I am so torn, Black Forest or Berry Chiffon?! They are both gorgeous. I think I will have to go with Berry Chiffon in honor of baby girl who is due any day now!

June 26, 2012 06:18 PM
Jen said...

Love the plum tart cake or the black forest! So cute!

June 26, 2012 06:18 PM
uria scaplen said...

Black Forest Cake for me!!! but i LOVE them all! :)

June 26, 2012 06:20 PM
Ashley M said...

Plum Tart Cake!

June 26, 2012 06:20 PM
Nathan said...

My wife would love Plum tart cake

June 26, 2012 06:21 PM
Dalia Blanco said...

There are so lovely!!! Hard to decide but I will pick the berry chiffon cake because pink is my favorite color.

June 26, 2012 06:21 PM
Jen said...

All so adorable! Love the plum tart or black forest :)

June 26, 2012 06:21 PM
Jennifer Thoren said...

Berry Chiffon by far!

June 26, 2012 06:22 PM
Katherine O'Donnell said...

These hand bags are so amazing! I am not a very big fashionista, but I would feel just a little bit cooler carrying one of these bags :)!!

June 26, 2012 06:22 PM
Jeannette said...

all of them look great! but berry chiffon is my favorite. And I definitely need to try that cake recipe!

June 26, 2012 06:22 PM
Claire said...

I would LOVE the berry chiffon! Beautiful

June 26, 2012 06:24 PM
Miranda Welle said...

Black Forest Cake PLEASE!!!!

June 26, 2012 06:28 PM
Mariah Snover said...

I’d love either the plum tart or the black forest!!!

June 26, 2012 06:28 PM
Tanja said...

Black Forest Cake!

June 26, 2012 06:29 PM
Jamie Welch Jaro said...

the Key Lime Cream Cake is my favorite. Anything Key Lime gets my vote!

June 26, 2012 06:30 PM
Dawn said...

Black Forest, but wish they made the Red Velvet in this one. Fave cake and color!

June 26, 2012 06:30 PM
Ann Harvey said...

Black Forest my favorite. Plum tart would be 2nd choice i love the darker colors. ;)

June 26, 2012 06:30 PM
Lauren said...

Gorgeous bags! I’d go with the Key Lime Cream Cake. I’m a green girl!

June 26, 2012 06:32 PM
ANgela said...

OMg they are all scrumptious! My fave in order: berry chiffon, key lime, black forest. plum tart

June 26, 2012 06:35 PM
Kim said...

I’d love to win the Black Forest Cake!

June 26, 2012 06:36 PM
Mo said...

Black forest or plum tart, tough decision.

June 26, 2012 06:38 PM
tec1013 said...

I love Berry Chiffon Cake!

June 26, 2012 06:39 PM
Shannon said...

I love the key lime and the black forest cake bag! YAY!

June 26, 2012 06:39 PM
Brooke said...

Love the Black Forest Cake!

June 26, 2012 06:39 PM
Dawn Henson said...

Black Forest Cake

June 26, 2012 06:41 PM
maggie thomas said...


June 26, 2012 06:41 PM
Gabrielle said...

Ooh yum! If I could have any one, I’d choose the berry chiffon cake bag. :)

June 26, 2012 06:41 PM
Sofia A. said...

This cake looks delicious!! And so does the Black Forest Cake bag!! Love it?!!

June 26, 2012 06:42 PM
Navi said...

They all look great but I have to say my favorite would be the Berry Chiffon Cake! =D

June 26, 2012 06:43 PM
Gary said...

The black forest cake looks gorgeous!! And so does the cake!!!

June 26, 2012 06:43 PM
Emily Cook said...

Black Forest definitely!!

June 26, 2012 06:44 PM
Wendy S said...

Key Lime cream cake…..Yummmmm!

June 26, 2012 06:48 PM
S.I. said...

Thank you for the recipe! The cake looks delicious! I love the Black Forest!!!

June 26, 2012 06:49 PM
Tais said...

My favorite one is the plum tart cake!

June 26, 2012 06:50 PM
Stephanie S said...

Black forest cake is divine!

June 26, 2012 06:50 PM
Johana Lorenzo said...

I Love Cake!!!
But Black Forest its my favorite :)

June 26, 2012 06:51 PM
Karen H said...

That berry chiffon is gorgeous!! That would be perfect for my baby due at Christmas time.

June 26, 2012 06:58 PM
sezen said...

blackforest for me! thanks…

June 26, 2012 06:59 PM
Anastacia L. said...

Last one. Plum tart

June 26, 2012 07:00 PM
Kate14 said...

Plum Tart! It would go with most of my outfits!

June 26, 2012 07:02 PM
Amanda V said...

I’ve been eyeing these bags for a while and would love to win the key lime cream cake bag! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

June 26, 2012 07:07 PM
kara P. said...

key lime or black forest!

June 26, 2012 07:07 PM
Rose said...

That cake looks amazing!!! I love the Black Forest Cake!! So adorable!!

June 26, 2012 07:09 PM
jill said...

i love the key lime cream cake and i’m going to make your cake for a gathering this weekend. thanks for the recipe and the chance to win!

June 26, 2012 07:09 PM
Sharise said...

I hope I’m not too late…it’s only 4:00 my time;) I LOVE the Key Lime one. Perfect for a stylish purse OR a cute diaper bag for my new baby!

June 26, 2012 07:11 PM
Vicky M said...

Black Forest :) Yum!
Can’t wait to try this recipe. How will I ever stop myself from sampling whilst making it?

June 26, 2012 07:20 PM
Andrea said...

plum tart cake is my favorite, but that cake is actually what is making me drool!!

June 26, 2012 07:22 PM
Haley said...

I love the black forest! So fun and what cute names!

June 26, 2012 07:22 PM
Christy said...

I love the Plum Tart one! The recipe looks delish too! :)

June 26, 2012 07:27 PM
Kate said...

Oh wow…Plum Tart Cake is my fave…for sure!!!

June 26, 2012 07:31 PM
Karen said...

I think the berry chiffon cake is for me!

June 26, 2012 07:34 PM
Michelle f said...

Key lime pie looks delicious! I’d rock it!

June 26, 2012 07:43 PM
Jamie lamb said...

Key lime cream cake

June 26, 2012 07:43 PM
Rebecca said...

Though your cake looks divine, I love the Black Forest!

June 26, 2012 07:44 PM
Brittany said...

Black Forest Cake is my favorite. They are all quite adorable!!

June 26, 2012 07:46 PM
Nimbus said...

I like them all, but the key lime cream just takes the cake!!!!!!!!!

June 26, 2012 07:54 PM
Lindsay said...

Key lime cream cake all the way!! I want the bag to go with your cake recipe I am going to make!!! Yay!!! Oh please!!!???

June 26, 2012 07:56 PM
Ashlie said...

I like the black forest bag.

June 26, 2012 07:56 PM
Krista said...

Key Lime!

June 26, 2012 07:56 PM
scott said...

Would love to surprise my wife with a plum berry tart bag

June 26, 2012 07:57 PM
scott said...

Would love to surprise my wife with a plum berry bag

June 26, 2012 07:58 PM
DeAnna said...

Berry Chiffon is my favorite and would be perfect for when I give birth to my baby girl next month!

June 26, 2012 07:58 PM
Amy Krueger said...

Key Lime Cream Cake!

June 26, 2012 07:58 PM
Missy said...

Looking forward to trying this Key Lime Cream Cake recipe. I love the Berry Chiffon Cake bag. Thanks! :)

June 26, 2012 07:58 PM
Shannon said...

Plum Tart! My first impulse was Black Forest, but I need to lighten up a tiny bit and those colors are gorgeous!

June 26, 2012 07:59 PM
Maddie C said...


June 26, 2012 08:04 PM
Maddie C said...

oops! berry chiffon please!

June 26, 2012 08:05 PM
eva7g said...

I am late for a whole hour :-/ but I wanted to say black forest looks beautiful, good luck for everybody :)

June 26, 2012 08:06 PM
Jenny maeda said...

Plum tart cake!

June 26, 2012 08:06 PM
Cassie said...

Berry Chiffon Cake! :oD

June 26, 2012 08:08 PM
Kristy said...

Berry Chiffon fo sho! Great giveaway!

June 26, 2012 08:09 PM
Amanda Wedel said...

black forest please. ;p

June 26, 2012 08:10 PM
Kelly W said...

Black Forest Cake, Please!!!!

June 26, 2012 08:11 PM
Courtney S. said...

Plum Tart!

June 26, 2012 08:11 PM
Michael Welle said...

Key Lime Cream Cake sounds good to me.

June 26, 2012 08:11 PM
Amanda Wedel said...

berry chiffon is so pretty too.

June 26, 2012 08:11 PM
Mariah S said...

I LOVE Petunia Pickle Bottom bags!! I haven’t gotten one yet, but I adore the colors of the Plum Tart Cake ;)

Everyone should check out the website, and if you love them like I do start saving :)

June 26, 2012 08:18 PM
Jennifer said...

Berry Chiffon Cake!

June 26, 2012 08:22 PM
Lindsay said...

BERRY CHIFFON!!!! Love it!!

June 26, 2012 08:22 PM
Lindsay said...

PLUM TART!! All the way!!!

June 26, 2012 08:23 PM
Angela Hyman said...

Definetly the Key Lime Creame Cake

June 26, 2012 08:23 PM
Lindsay said...

Plum tart I love it!!!

June 26, 2012 08:24 PM
Davina Gregory said...

Maybe I’ll just sneak my entry in and win the lovely bag!

June 26, 2012 08:24 PM
Veronica said...

Berry Chiffon! Although they are all beautiful, I would sink my teeth into the Berry Chiffon.

June 26, 2012 08:25 PM
Agos said...

The plum tart one looks really cool, plus they’re my favorite fruit :)

June 26, 2012 08:25 PM
Lindsay said...

I love berry chiffon!!

June 26, 2012 08:25 PM
Lindsay said...

Plum tart!!!

June 26, 2012 08:28 PM
Lindsay said...

BERRY CHIFFON!!! I want to eat it!!!

June 26, 2012 08:28 PM
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