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!

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4,990 comments on “Key Lime Cream Cake”

  1. Looks divine!
    My favorite bag is the Black Forest Cake. Yummmm.

  2. Love the berry chiffon cake!!

  3. I love the Black Forrest Cake!!

  4. So hard to choose! They all look absolutely scrumptious!
    But if I had to choose it would be…
    Key Lime Cream Cake!!!

  5. They’re all pretty, but I’d probably choose the black forest cake

  6. Yum!! My favorite is the Black Forest.

  7. Amazing!
    my favourite is the Plum Tart Cake

  8. Either Berry Chiffon or the Key Lime Cream, Heck their all so yummy looking :)

  9. This cake is gorgeous!

    I love the black forest cake bag!

  10. Berry Chiffon is beautiful!

  11. Ooh..Black forest. Or key lime. Or black forest. No, Key lime.

  12. all of them look delicious, but i’d love the black forest cake! :D

  13. Mmm Berry Chiffon! And maybe a side of the actual Key Lime cake – MMMM!!!

  14. Everything about this post is making my mouth water! I am making that cake tomorrow! – the Red Velvet bag was to die for but now I think I am lusting after the Black Forest!!

  15. Can’t decide between the key lime and black forest. Thanks!!

  16. I love the plum tart color~~!!

  17. I’m torn between the berry chiffon cake and the black forest cake! Oh, and I’d also like a bite of your key lime cream cake. Yum!

  18. Cute bags…my favorite is the black forest cake one!

  19. Black forest is my favorite as well. Gorgeous!

  20. It’s hard to choose, but I think I like the plum tart cake bag the best!

  21. Ooooooohh! Awesome giveaway! I can’t decide between the Berry and the Plum! They are all gorgeous! Thanks for the contest!

  22. Is “all of them” a valid answer? :) If I HAVE to pick a favorite though, I’m going to go with the beautiful Berry Chiffon!

  23. Plum tart! :D

  24. I love them all…but Black Forest if I must choose!

  25. I’m loving the berry chiffon (and the key lime cake. I’ve been craving key lime pie)!

  26. Oohh, I’m torn between berry chiffon and black forest. Since I have to choose only one I’d have to go with black forest. Yum! Btw, the cake looks delicious.

  27. They all look lovely, but Black Forest Cake is my favorite.

  28. Wow those are really cool!!! Love the Black Forest and Key LIme!!

  29. I’d love to have the Black Forest Cake bag. My friend is pregnant and was just moaning about how she hated all the diaper bags she was finding. This would be a great baby shower present.

  30. Berry chiffon cake or key lime cream cake. Ahh can’t decide, they are all so cute.

  31. Black Forest Cake! Too cute!

  32. Plum Tart Cake!!!

  33. Ooooo, Black Forest! I actually love black forest cake too.
    I’ve always loved these bags since you first mentioned them but they’re a little out of my price range :c

  34. The Plum Tart Cake is the prettiest :)

  35. Oooh!! I love! Black Forest Cake!

  36. I’d love love love to get the plum tart cake!!! TFS!

  37. Key Lime! They are all sooo cute!

  38. Berry Chiffon for sure!!

  39. Oh, I like them all, but I would have to chose Berry Chiffon!

  40. I adore anything Key Lime, so I’m bookmarking this as my next cake to make (my beach cake I made tonight split down the middle before I could take a picture). I love them all, but I have to say Plum Tart, which is inspiring me to Google recipes for one since I just bought the loveliest plums tonight at the store. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  41. Yum, yum, yum! I’ll have the Plum Tart Cake please! Ooh, but the Black Forest looks good too. Just like a cake shop, too hard to decide.

  42. Plum tart sooooo cute.

  43. Love the berry chiffon!!!

  44. They are all beautiful, but I think the Plum Tart Cake is my favorite.

  45. Hard decision. l like them all . . . and the cake, too! I’d probably go for the Key Lime.

  46. OOOO… I would love the berry chiffon cake bag! SO cute!

  47. I love, love, love anything green, so Key Lime cream cake all the way!!

  48. Such a tough decision!! I’m between the Plum Tart and the Berry Chiffon… Gah, Berry Chiffon *just* edges out Plum Tart for me, but *barely*!

  49. That cake looks like the bomb! Nice work! AAAANNNND… I love the Berry Chiffon! Fun giveaway!

  50. They all look yummy… but the Black Forest has my vote. Partially because I like the colour, but I also swoon over a good Black Forest Cake.

  51. the berry chiffon cake, no doubt!

  52. You always have the neatest giveaways! And since purses and dessert are two of my favorite things, I totally think they go together.

    If I was forced to choose one I would go with the Plum Tart, but they are all fun!

  53. Black Forest Cake or Plum Cake….probably Plum, since I don’t have enough colour in my wardrobe. I *LOVE* these bags!

  54. Black forest has to be the one for me <3

  55. Oh the Black Forest Cake for sure!!! Goes with everything just like cake.

  56. LOVE those bags! The Plum Tart is my fav…but it wasn’t easy to decide!

  57. I like all of them .. the Berry Chiffon is my favorite.

  58. I love them all! especially the Berry Chiffon Cake! :)

  59. Oh man. They are all GORGEOUS. If pressed, I’d have to pick Black Forest just because I could carry it ALL the time with EVERYTHING

  60. Oh so retro, LOVE the Key Lime Cream Cake! Totally making your cake too! YUM!

  61. How sweet!! Plum tart cake has to be the cutest!

  62. So cute! I’d pick the Key Lime, for sure.

  63. Black Forest cake for sure…so elegant looking!!

  64. Love the black forrest!

  65. The Key Lime cake looks delish and I just may have to make it!!! but the Berry Chiffon Cake handbag wants to come home with me, right away!!!

  66. I like them all, but the Plum Tart Cake design is lovely. :). Just like the key lime cream cake! Looks delicious.

  67. Key lime ll the way! Beautiful as a cake or a purse!

  68. The Key Lime Cream Cake is definitely the yummiest!!! <3

  69. LOVE the Plum Tart Cake! And your Key Lime recipe looks fabulous.

  70. That cake looks so yummy. I would say that I like the plum tart cake bag, but they all look so pretty.

  71. By far the Black Forest Cake (to eat also!)

  72. mmmm…they all look yummy! berry chiffon gets my vote :)

  73. I think I like the Plum Tart the most but the Black Forest would be the most versatile. Drat practicality! ;) Thanks for the chance!

  74. Berry Chiffon Cake I hope to take!!! Love the color combination.

  75. It’d be a hard choice, but I would need to pick Black Forest.

    Although Plum Tart is gorgeous.

  76. Berry Chiffon Cake!! :)

  77. Definitely the key lime!

  78. love the black forest, but they are all fabulous

  79. It is hard to choose but I like the black forest one the best.

  80. Looks amazing!!! I’m going to make this tomorrow and enjoy as much as I please… ah joys of being pregnant!!! P.s I love the black forest cake one!

  81. Hard choice, but I think I like Berry Chiffon the best.

  82. KEY LIME! I’m always a sucker for citrus. Now I need to make this cake to nip my craving in the bum!

  83. Plum Tart Cake is adorable. Look the colors.

  84. love the cake recipe and the matching Key Lime bag!!

  85. Love the Berry Chiffon!! What fun and beautiful way to carry everything!!!

  86. Black Forest!

  87. Love the Berry Chiffon!!

  88. Berry Chiffon Cake!! Woohooo!!

  89. If I’m being practical, Black Forest. But I really love the Key Lime Cream!!!

  90. Key Lime Cream cake for sure! I can’t wait to try out the recipe too. Thanks for sharing!

  91. Loving the Key Lime Cream Cake!! It’s gorgeous!

  92. Black Forest, please:)

  93. I love them all!!! Key Lime is my favorite!

  94. Its always so hard to pick just one kind I cake and one color of handbag, but totally craving the berry chiffon!

    But the key lime is also calling my name.

  95. Beautuful! My favorite is the plum tart cake!

  96. Looks so good. I’m going to make this tomorrow and eat as mush as I want… ah the joys of being pregnant!!! P.s I love the black forest cake one.

  97. Black Forrest Cake is my favorite.

  98. The Black Forest Cake!

  99. I would love to use any of them, but my favorite is the key lime pie.

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