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!

Eleanor said...

I love the colours on Plum Tart Cake!

June 25, 2012 03:44 AM
Sandy said...

I would love the Black Forest Bag!

and . . .

I’m going to make this cake ASAP!! Looks Delicious!!

June 25, 2012 03:44 AM
Alisia Petersen said...

Berry Chiffon Cake sounds delicious, but looks so lovely!

June 25, 2012 03:47 AM
laurel said...

oooh, i’d have to go with the berry chiffon (after much internal debate!)

June 25, 2012 03:50 AM
Jessica said...

I love the berry chiffon bag!

June 25, 2012 03:51 AM
Carol Ann said...

My Huzz loves key lime pie, so I have to test this recipe on him. Maybe it’ll finally make him like cake!
I love all of the bags, and while the Black Forest one would be more practical, for some reason, I’m drawn to the Berry Chiffon one. Thanks for the recipe and the giveaway opportunity!

June 25, 2012 03:52 AM
Christina said...

Black Forest Cake seems kinda popular – and I can understand! Love it!!!

June 25, 2012 03:53 AM
Helen McRobbie said...

Black forest is my favourite, must try your key lime cake though

June 25, 2012 03:55 AM
Noga G. said...

Wow, tough decision. I can’t decide between the Plum Tart and the Berry Chiffon.
They’re all so fabulous!

I guess if i have to choose, it’d be the Berry Chiffon Cake. So stunning.
*crossing fingers*

June 25, 2012 03:55 AM
heena said...

Plum Tart Cake!!!!!!

June 25, 2012 03:55 AM
Dana said...

Soo so so so CUTE! I would choose the berry chiffon since the colors are really fantastic!

June 25, 2012 03:56 AM
Homemade Mother said...

So pretty! I’d love Black Forest :)

June 25, 2012 03:57 AM
Rebecca @ Sink Or Swim said...

Plum Tart, those colors are gorgeous!

June 25, 2012 03:58 AM
Shelley Beaumont (England) said...

Mmm Berry Chiffon definately. Berries are the only thing that we can grow successfully in Manchester, England!! xx

June 25, 2012 03:58 AM
Lindsay said...

love the black forest one! <3

June 25, 2012 03:58 AM
Tatjana said...

Berry Chiffon Cake is the best!

June 25, 2012 03:58 AM
Lena McDonald said...

I just adore the Berry Chiffon Cake bag! Pink is my favorite color and that bag is just too adorable!

June 25, 2012 03:59 AM
Sophie said...

The Plum Tart Cake, absolutely!

June 25, 2012 03:59 AM
Fia said...

Black Forest Cake rules! <3

June 25, 2012 04:00 AM
Jessica said...

Love, love love the Plum Tart bag – sounds delicious, looks delightful!

June 25, 2012 04:01 AM
Jutta said...

i’d choose the key lime cream cake…love at first sight :)

June 25, 2012 04:02 AM
Cherry said...

DEF the black forest cake! i love love love it

June 25, 2012 04:03 AM
sara said...

Berry Chiffon !!

I love it :D

June 25, 2012 04:04 AM
Gwen said...

Definitely love the Black Forest!

June 25, 2012 04:04 AM
Cheryl said...

They are all too cute! But I like the Key Lime Cream Cake the best!

June 25, 2012 04:05 AM
Caroline said...

The berry chiffon cake!

June 25, 2012 04:08 AM
Tt said...

They are all awesome!

June 25, 2012 04:09 AM
Liesbet Schietecatte said...

definitely the Plum Tart Cake bag! Must go check out their other bags, my sister in law is expecting a little one on Chirstmas day!

June 25, 2012 04:11 AM
Eveline van Heijst said...

The cake looks so good and so do the bags. If I was picked as a winner I would love the Berry chiffon cake bag please.

June 25, 2012 04:13 AM
Dejah Salleh said...

berry chiffon cake please.. delectable,delicious and scrumptious.. :)

June 25, 2012 04:13 AM
Cindy T said...

I would love that berry chiffon bag, so beautiful!

June 25, 2012 04:15 AM
Susie N said...

To eat, I was drooling over the key lime cream cake recipe, but to wear, I prefer Black Forest Cake! Thank you for the great recipe and giveaway!!!

June 25, 2012 04:18 AM
Rita - Greer, SC said...

Definately Key Lime!

June 25, 2012 04:20 AM
Bonnie A said...

The Berry Chiffon Cake looks the tastey to me….and I am not a fan of pink….but it is an eye catcher for me.
So happy you are feeling better and back to doing what you love best.

June 25, 2012 04:22 AM
Tina said...

The Plum Tart cake bag has my vote!!

June 25, 2012 04:22 AM
PurpleAnna said...

Love the PPB bags…always have wanted one….Love the Plum Tart Cake. Frankly, any colour would be awesome!
Lovin your blog too!

June 25, 2012 04:22 AM
Joyce said...

I will go for the Black Forest Cake, and try to make the Lime cake, looks lovely.

June 25, 2012 04:23 AM
Ann-Charlott said...

I wish we could get key limes where I live. I love limeflavoured food, and that cake looks divine. As for the bag, Berry Chiffon is my thing.

June 25, 2012 04:23 AM
blkrox said...

Nom! A slice of Berry Chiffon for me please!

June 25, 2012 04:23 AM
Maria said...

The plum tart cake would be divine!

June 25, 2012 04:24 AM
Heather said...

Holy cuteness!! The key lime is screaming my name! Mama needs a new bag!

June 25, 2012 04:24 AM
Tamara said...

I love these bags! Black Forest!

June 25, 2012 04:25 AM
Kesha said...

Wow! This cake looks insanely delicious and moist! I will be trying this recipe for sure! My favorite flavor bag is the Berry Chiffon Cake:)

June 25, 2012 04:25 AM
Annika said...

Oh, I love the black Forest Cake!!

June 25, 2012 04:26 AM
Sarvani @ baker in disguise said...

They are all so pretty.. but my fav is the plum tart cake!!! soo cute!!

June 25, 2012 04:28 AM
Melanie Tran said...

Key Lime!

June 25, 2012 04:28 AM
crystal said...

I love them all, I will take what ever I am given! Thank you so much for the cool recipe too!

June 25, 2012 04:28 AM
Lisa Howard said...

Mmmmm this looks yummy on both counts. I LOVE the key lime cream cake bag, just gorgeous, it would match a dress I just got for my daughters graduation from UT perfectly! How pretty!

June 25, 2012 04:29 AM
Amy C said...

Key Lime! It took me awhile to decide but i love the earth tones in this one. I was just recently hunting a recipe for key lime cake, my mothers fave. Thank you, this one looks perfect!

June 25, 2012 04:29 AM
zarpandit said...

black forestttttt cakeee:)

June 25, 2012 04:29 AM
Karen S. said...

Ohhh, yummy!!! That Berry Chiffon Cake looks delicious!

June 25, 2012 04:30 AM
Francisca said...

The pictures of the recipe look delicious and so do all the flavors of the bags. I pick the Black Forest cake. The bag will look cute with my (14 weeks old little cupcake) girl Jada.

June 25, 2012 04:34 AM
Natalie said...

I’d love to win the Berry Chiffon Cake Handbag

June 25, 2012 04:34 AM
Tonja Hillegass said...

Plum tart cake!! Looks pretty and sounds delicious!!

June 25, 2012 04:35 AM
Erin P. said...

I like the key lime!

June 25, 2012 04:36 AM
Agatha Whitechapel said...

I love, love, love the Plum Tart Cake Bag!

June 25, 2012 04:36 AM
Kathrin said...

Oh! I love the Plum tart Cake!
I also like the recipe, that exactly what I was looking for!

June 25, 2012 04:37 AM
Michelle B said...

Oh god! It’d have to be Berry Chiffon (despite the fact that I LOVE the Plum Tart). Yummmmm!

And the cake makes me want to sit and eat a slice with my mom, sipping some chilled cocktails by the oceanside!

June 25, 2012 04:37 AM
Alyssa Boeker said...

Love your page and I like plum tart cake the best!

June 25, 2012 04:40 AM
Melanie Chalk said...

They are all so sweet, literally.
But the Berry Chiffon Bag is UH-MAZIN!

June 25, 2012 04:41 AM
Shaina said...

Plum Tart or Berry Chiffon :)

June 25, 2012 04:41 AM
Dawn G said...

Love love love the Key Lime Cake….and the Key Lime Cake bag!

June 25, 2012 04:42 AM
Shari from Ohio said...

Definately the Key Lime Cream Cake.

These are quite exquisite handbags

June 25, 2012 04:42 AM
Marianne said...

I love your blog! Plum tart is a pretty color.

June 25, 2012 04:42 AM
Heather @ Bake, Run, Live said...

I love the Plum Tart Cake!!

June 25, 2012 04:43 AM
janine said...

They all look divine but since I am wearing more green lately, I would choose the Key Lime Cream Cake purse. It looks like something straight out of Anne of Green Gables, one of my favorite books!
The next time I see limes at the market, I’ll pick some up and give this yummy cake a try. It sure sounds like it would hit the spot on a hot summer night.

June 25, 2012 04:43 AM
Sandy Lutz said...

I love them all…. but especially the Black Forest Cake.

June 25, 2012 04:44 AM
Mia said...

The Plum Tart is pure art! I love it!

June 25, 2012 04:47 AM
Five Family said...

Definitely the Black Forest Cake! I was happy to give up the diaper bag 10 years ago but its function is definitely missed. It is hard to find a bag that does it all but this one may hit the mark.

June 25, 2012 04:53 AM
Blima said...

oohlala I love the berry chiffon cake bag. Thank you for the opportunity

June 25, 2012 04:54 AM
Annie said...

Black Forest Cake please.
Hope all is well and you are enjoying your summer.

June 25, 2012 04:56 AM
seeyaj said...

The cake looks yumm yumm! I can swallow the whole
I also don’t mind eating the key lime bag too. The color just popped out so much.

June 25, 2012 04:56 AM
Emily C said...

Key Lime Cream Cake!

June 25, 2012 04:58 AM
Karina Peterson said...

OMG i love them all but my favorite would be the Black forest cake.

June 25, 2012 04:59 AM
Sonya S said...

Key Lime Cream Cake is my favorite!

June 25, 2012 04:59 AM
Ming said...

Oh..I love them all, but most the Black Forrest Cake!! :)

June 25, 2012 05:00 AM
Crystal said...

That key lime cake looks divine! Perfect for summer! For the bags, I would have to go with Plum Tart Cake. Love the color combo!

June 25, 2012 05:00 AM
Cassie said...

Love them all but the Berry Chiffon is super cute!

June 25, 2012 05:01 AM
Ruth said...

Mmm…plum tart cake, of course!

June 25, 2012 05:04 AM
Darlean said...

Black forest cake bag! But I’d want to eat key lime cake

June 25, 2012 05:04 AM
Rebecca said...

berry chiffon, delicious :-)

June 25, 2012 05:05 AM
Deanna said...

I love Black Forest !!!!!

June 25, 2012 05:07 AM
Regina said...

Black forest cake FTW!

June 25, 2012 05:09 AM
Fallon said...

All of the bags are cute but the Black Forest is my fab. Or the key lime

June 25, 2012 05:10 AM
Alena said...

I just love love love Berry Chiffon Cake. But how adorrable are all of them?

June 25, 2012 05:11 AM
Nancy Lyras said...

I was born and raised in Fla. and have tasted many a key lime pie recipes, THIS Key Lime Cream cake is MUST try!
Now for the lovely purse, I like them all, but if I had to choose just one, it has to be Berry Chiffon because I am partial to those cool colors.

June 25, 2012 05:11 AM
SuzyB said...

Oh my, they are all gorgeous, much better than the tatty boring black bag Im dragging round with me.
My favourites would be berry chiffon and Key Lime but to be honest, I’d love and cherish any of them!

June 25, 2012 05:12 AM
Heather M said...

I love the berry chiffon cake bag. It looks so fun and summery

June 25, 2012 05:13 AM
Ginny said...

Ooh Berry Chiffon, good enough to eat… and your cake will be being made for my Marie Curie cancer afternoon tea! Thanks for the continued inspiration!!

June 25, 2012 05:15 AM
Kristabelle said...

Ow wow I think Key Lime Cream Cake is beautiful. Both the bag and the recipe.

June 25, 2012 05:16 AM
Mary said...

Oooh, I love the Black Forest Cake! Black goes with just about everything in my wardrobe :-)

June 25, 2012 05:17 AM
Carolsue said...

I also love the Black Forest Cake. So classy
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June 25, 2012 05:18 AM
Eva said...

Black Forrest Cake look yummie :)

June 25, 2012 05:18 AM
Erin said...

Wow they are all so lovely, but the Berry Chiffon Cake is super nice!

June 25, 2012 05:18 AM
Carol Galloway said...

Black Forest… pretty please… and thank you for such wonderful giveaways!

June 25, 2012 05:19 AM
Laura said...

Berry Chiffon Cake! OMG!! Yummie!! :)

June 25, 2012 05:20 AM
Jessica Kan said...

My favourite yummy colour is the Plum Tart colour! Hope I win…

June 25, 2012 05:25 AM
Shelina Laurenti said...

WOW Key Lime Cake look delish and as for the bags Black Forest followed by the berry chiffon.

June 25, 2012 05:25 AM
Kim said...

Key Lime Cake bag is beautiful :)

June 25, 2012 05:26 AM
Debbie Phillips said...

I absolutely love the Key Lime Cream Cake bag — and the recipe for Key Lime Cream Cake too! :)

June 25, 2012 05:26 AM
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