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!

Marcela Moraes said...

I like the Plum Tarte Cake, even though I`m not a fan of plum…

June 25, 2012 05:27 AM
kristie said...

Love the Black forest cake!

June 25, 2012 05:27 AM
Tamara Davis said...

Love the Black forest cake!! Beautiful!!

June 25, 2012 05:28 AM
Terri B said...

Hmmmm….that’s a tough choice, but I think I like Black Forest Cake!

June 25, 2012 05:29 AM
sheilah said...

OK. I’ve never heard of a plum tart cake. Plums yum.

June 25, 2012 05:31 AM
Leoni said...

They are all beautiful, but my favourite is the Berry Chiffon!

June 25, 2012 05:32 AM
Lisa said...

I’d choose the key lime cake to eat, but the black forest bag to carry! So pretty.

June 25, 2012 05:32 AM
Trisha said...

Cannot wait to make this cake for my grandson. He will love it! As for me the plum tart cake would be the one for me. Thank you:)

June 25, 2012 05:35 AM
Sarah said...

I like the colours of the Plum Tart cake best. Although I am left wondering exactly how a plum tart cake would taste.

June 25, 2012 05:35 AM
Diana said...

That cake looks amazing! Definitely trying this recipe soon.
As for the bags, I love the Plum Tart handbag.

June 25, 2012 05:35 AM
Edythe said...

Hard to decide for both things. Berry tart sound s good and the Key Lime bag would go well with my wardrobe.

June 25, 2012 05:35 AM
Nadya said...

The Black Forest Cake bag looks sublime! Love them all, actually :).

June 25, 2012 05:36 AM
Martha K said...

Love them!! Black Forest Cake is my fav!!!

June 25, 2012 05:36 AM
Carleigh said...

I Love the berry chiffon cake bag! Beautiful :)

June 25, 2012 05:36 AM
Irene said...

Uuuuh I love love LOVE the Plumtart Cake! :D

June 25, 2012 05:37 AM
Alexandra (Luv2Cook) said...

Definitely the Key Lime Cream Cake, lime green is my absolute favorite color – I go ga-ga over anything that is lime green. I love key limes and I can’t wait to try out the recipe. Thank you!

June 25, 2012 05:39 AM
Shadi said...

Key Lime Green please! Yum!!

June 25, 2012 05:41 AM
Robin Lill said...

I soooo can not wait to make this cake! The bags are beautiful and my fav is The Black Forest one! Fingers crossed! Good luck everyone!

June 25, 2012 05:42 AM
Christine Foate said...

Berry Chiffon for me please. They’re just gorgeous!

I love what you’ve done with the crumbs around the side of the cake. I rarely make your creations as we’re gluten and sugar free here, but I look at your photos for inspiration when I get stuck on a problem when I work.

Thanks so much for everything you do.

June 25, 2012 05:42 AM
Andrea said...

These bags are so cute! If I had to pick one it would be key lime – love it!

June 25, 2012 05:42 AM
Mandy said...

Wow aren’t they just awesome! Love the Berry Chiffon! Pretty! Love the cake too! Must eat!

June 25, 2012 05:43 AM
candice said...

Gorgeous bags! Love the berry chiffon! X

June 25, 2012 05:45 AM
Julie Bergeon said...

I love the green key lime bag! …and your cake looks yummy too!

June 25, 2012 05:47 AM
Helen said...

To me the Berry Chiffon bag looks most adorable!

June 25, 2012 05:48 AM
Kris Bakowski said...

Love the Black Forest — thanks for having this contest.

June 25, 2012 05:48 AM
Kezley said...

The Plum Tart Cake bag is too gorgeous! The cake looks amazing too :)

June 25, 2012 05:49 AM
Deepika said...

Key Lime Cream Cake one for me! <3

June 25, 2012 05:49 AM
Jackie said...

I would be happy with ANY of them! CUTE! CUTE! CUTE!

June 25, 2012 05:49 AM
Charlotte said...

The colour of that cake is so nice! Oooh they’re all so pretty! I think Plum Tart Cake is going to have to get my vote!!

June 25, 2012 05:50 AM
Claudine said...

My favorite bag is the plum torte. I can’t wait to make the key lime cake, it will be a great summer treat!

June 25, 2012 05:51 AM
Kendra Nauman said...

Loving that cake!! Plum tart, oh please pick me!

June 25, 2012 05:52 AM
margaret said...

Black Forest….It’s good with everything.

June 25, 2012 05:52 AM
Kelly Ann said...

Plum torte cake looks yummy

June 25, 2012 05:52 AM
Marie-EveB said...

WOW! I’d like to win the Black Forest Cake!

June 25, 2012 05:53 AM
Donna Castellani said...

Since Key Lime ANYTHING is my favorite, I have to choose the beautiful Key Lime bag!

June 25, 2012 05:53 AM
Heidi @ Bits of Sunshine said...

This cake look so yum! Its texture is PERFECT! I love the black forest cake bag – but they are all gorgeous!

June 25, 2012 05:54 AM
liz said...

I love the black forest and plum tart cake colors best.

June 25, 2012 05:54 AM
Faith said...

MMMMM…key lime! The matching bag looks almost as divine as the cake itself. I’d love to have both! :)

June 25, 2012 05:54 AM
Susan Elfers-Warren said...

I love all of the flavors but Berry Chiffon is my favorite..

June 25, 2012 05:54 AM
Kelly said...

I love the Berry Chiffon Cake. Gorgeous calming soft colours, gives me a feeling of warmth and looks so elegant and lady like! Love it!

June 25, 2012 05:55 AM
Cassie said...

I would be happy with any one of them! They are all very pretty!

June 25, 2012 05:57 AM
Sarah byneedleandthread said...

These bags are so pretty! I think i would choose plum tart. That cake looks delish!

June 25, 2012 05:57 AM
Angela C. said...

black forest!!! black forest cake!

June 25, 2012 05:58 AM
Mimi Fowlkes said...

May I please order a Berry Chiffon Cake?! MMMMMmmmmm! Thank you for making my mornings so sweet!!!! Glad you are feeling swell again!

June 25, 2012 05:59 AM
Emma W said...

love the berry chiffon cake!

June 25, 2012 05:59 AM
Hanna said...

Oh, it’s a tie between the Black Forest Cake and Plum Tart Cake… Love them both!

June 25, 2012 06:00 AM
Elizabeth said...

Keylime is just perfect!!! Love the color combo!!

June 25, 2012 06:00 AM
Nicole said...

Definately the Berry Chiffon Bag!
Thank you so much BTW for all those wonderful ideas,

June 25, 2012 06:00 AM
Alexa Fuller said...

I love the berry chiffon cake bag. And I desperately need a new bag.

June 25, 2012 06:02 AM
Karen McKinney said...

I’d choose the Plum Tart Cake bag…it’s the summer season and plums are only one of my favorite summer fruits. Nothing like the juice of a ripe, delicious plum running down my chin…and the chins of my children. Yum!

June 25, 2012 06:02 AM
Erin said...

Love the bags! Glad you are felling better!

June 25, 2012 06:03 AM
Marisah Daniels said...

I love these bags- almost like works of art! I love them all but I really love both the Berry Chiffon and Black Forest Cake!

June 25, 2012 06:03 AM
Jaime Seese said...

Black Forest Cake looks sweet!

June 25, 2012 06:04 AM
Betty said...

Those swirls of whipped cream look so perfect! And the Black Forest Cake bag is to die for.

June 25, 2012 06:05 AM
Marie said...

The Black Forest Cake seems nice.

June 25, 2012 06:06 AM
Cindy C said...

All of the bags are so fun and beautiful, but I think the Berry Chiffon Cake is my favorite!

June 25, 2012 06:07 AM
Christy S. said...

I really like the Black Forest Cake!

June 25, 2012 06:08 AM
Deidra said...

Black Forest Cake is divine! So gorgeous!

June 25, 2012 06:10 AM
Shelby B said...

Plum tart cake is my favorite! I love key line. Now to find an “occasion” to make this for.

June 25, 2012 06:11 AM
Tina Markou said...

Scrumptious key lime cake!!! I will definitely make this wonderful cake this weekend! As for the bag… I prefer the Black Forest Cake bag! Good luck everyone!!!

June 25, 2012 06:13 AM
Bethany said...

I have been wanting one of these bags since ages ago when you did the red velvet giveaway! Thank you for another chance to win, Bakerella. I like the Key Lime cake “flavor,” best. :)

June 25, 2012 06:13 AM
Maria DiCaprio White said...

Can’t wait to make your Key Lime Cream Cake! Looks so yummy. And if I win, I’d take the Berry Chiffon Cake. Thanks!

June 25, 2012 06:13 AM
Amy said...

Black Forrest!!!! Yumm-O!!

June 25, 2012 06:14 AM
Elizabeth said...

Key lime is perfect! love the color combo…

June 25, 2012 06:14 AM
Tina Makrou said...

Black Forest is my fav!

June 25, 2012 06:14 AM
Pat said...

I love the Black Forest Cake ?

June 25, 2012 06:15 AM
Melanie Ross said...

Ooooo…black forest for me, please!

June 25, 2012 06:15 AM
Janice Hager said...

Berry Chiffon, please!!!

June 25, 2012 06:15 AM
Rakiaa Koor said...

Just discovered your site —— LOVESTRUCK (” ,)……cannot wait to try everything i see…(beeeeg smiles)…berry chifon cake for sure.

June 25, 2012 06:16 AM
Katie Z. said...

I am so excited about this recipe! Thanks, Bakerella! I like the black forest cake, but it’s so hard to choose!

June 25, 2012 06:17 AM
Lisa said...

I love your blog and all th wonderful recipes! The black forest cake bag is beautiful!

June 25, 2012 06:17 AM
daniela said...

Bellissima Berry Chiffon Cake

June 25, 2012 06:17 AM
Elizabeth Rowley said...

They all look nice but I think I’d have to go with either the plum tart or black forest.

June 25, 2012 06:18 AM
Linda W said...

The Berry Chiffon flavor, errr colorway, looks absolutely yummy. As does your cake. Saving that one for a special occasion. Thank you.

June 25, 2012 06:20 AM
Sheryl said...

Mine would be Black Forest cake!

June 25, 2012 06:20 AM
Janet Giles said...

Berry Chiffon is beautiful as is your key lime cake, thinking about making that today as a special Monday treat for my family!! Great stuff thank you!

June 25, 2012 06:22 AM
deb said...

Key Lime …. oh yeah. :D

June 25, 2012 06:22 AM
Crystal Munoz said...

Berry Chiffon! Love.

June 25, 2012 06:22 AM
Hilary T. said...

I don’t know which I liked better, the bag or the cake! The Berry Chiffon looks yummy but I think I’ll make that cake ASAP.

June 25, 2012 06:22 AM
becky w. said...

I love the Black Forest !!

June 25, 2012 06:23 AM
Felicia said...

I like the Plum Tart! We are expecting a daughter via adoption sometime later this year, and this would be perfect!

June 25, 2012 06:23 AM
Andrea Davies said...

Ohhhh! This recipe looks amazing! I love the key lime bag or the plum tart. These are the cutest bags.THANKS

June 25, 2012 06:24 AM
Heather said...

OMGee!!! The Berry Chiffon is gorgeous but any of them would make me a happy girl! They are all beautiful!!

June 25, 2012 06:24 AM
Bea said...

Black Forest Cake <3 though all of them are great

June 25, 2012 06:25 AM
Janet said...

They are all gorgeous, but the Black Forest Cake is divine!!

June 25, 2012 06:26 AM
Michelle said...

Mmmmmm all so tasty but Berry looks Berry good to me!!!

June 25, 2012 06:26 AM
Morgan said...

Love love them all!! I think berry chiffon is my favorite, followed closely by black forest! I could really go for a piece of that cake as well YUM!

June 25, 2012 06:28 AM
NancyAP said...

Plum tart. They are all beautiful though.

June 25, 2012 06:28 AM
Bernice C. said...

I have never tried making a cake from scratch. YOur creative and inspiring blog has inspired me to try it with the pictures from above. I love all the hand bags, they are so cute! I can’t really decide which one to choose. Can you choose for me? If not, I guess I would go with the Key Lime bag since that will be my first cake to make tomorrow with my daughter. Tomorrow is also my liver/kidney transplant anniversary – going on 12 years now and no signs of losing either one- yippee!!!

June 25, 2012 06:31 AM
Christy B said...

Oh my goodness… Black Forest all the way!

June 25, 2012 06:31 AM
Shawn B said...

{LOVE }the black forest, yummy!!!!

June 25, 2012 06:32 AM
C. Riphagen said...

Berry Chiffon!

June 25, 2012 06:32 AM
anayanci tamayo said...

Plum tart is beautiful!

June 25, 2012 06:33 AM
katie t said...

plum tart is so cute!

June 25, 2012 06:34 AM
Southern Gal said...

I love the Berry Chiffon or Black Forest. They are all gorgeous.

June 25, 2012 06:34 AM
shoshana said...

berry chiffon!

June 25, 2012 06:35 AM
Sarah Morgan said...

I would go with the Black Forest Cake because it goes with everything! Timeless & Classic :)

June 25, 2012 06:35 AM
Michelle Wells said...

Black Forest Cake

June 25, 2012 06:35 AM
Laurie Knight said...

This cake looks delicious!
As for the bag, I love them all but, the Berry Chiffon is one I’d like to own the most!

June 25, 2012 06:35 AM
Kelli said...

Not an easy choice…let’s go with the Black Forest!

June 25, 2012 06:36 AM
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