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Key Lime Poke Cake

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“Super easy, super delicious cake! My brother is a huge Key lime fan so I made this for his birthday! It is a nice change from the everyday birthday cake! Recipe from”
12hrs 20mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • CAKE
  • 1 (18 ounce) box Betty Crocker super moist white cake mix
  • 1 14 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 34 cup whipping cream
  • 12 cup key lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 4 drops yellow food coloring
  • 1 drop green food coloring
  • 12 ounces Betty Crocker fluffy white frosting mix
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F for shiny metal or glass pan or 325 deg. F for dark or nonstick pan.
  2. Spray bottom only of 9x13" pan with baking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed for 30 sec. Beat on medium speed for 2 min, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  4. Bake 26-30 min or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Cool 5 minute.
  6. With handle of wooden spoon (1/4-1/2" in diameter) poke holes almost to bottom of cake every 1/2 ", wiping spoon handle occasionally to reduce sticking.
  7. In a medium bowl, stir together filling ingredients, mixture will thicken with refrigeration.
  8. Pour in holes and evenly over cake.
  9. Refrigerate one hour.
  10. Spread frosting over cake; sprinkle with lime peel,*sometimes I frost with Cool Whip*.
  11. Optional- garnish with fresh strawberries, lime slices and lemon leaves.
  12. Refrigerate over night for best taste, or immediatly serve.
  13. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.

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