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Key Lime Poke Cake


This Key Lime Cake is light and refreshing with a fluffy, zesty frosting. This recipe for Key Lime Poke cake definitely makes the perfect summer cake. This cake is easy to make, utilizes mostly store-bought ingredients, comes together in under 45 minutes, and makes a zesty and yummy dessert for any occasion. This recipe would be perfect for your next summer BBQ or make this recipe the center of your next birthday party!

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  • CAKE:
  • 1 (15.25-ounce) package Pillsbury Key Lime Cake Mix
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil or canola oil
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup key lime juice or regular lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1 cup Pillsbury creamy supreme key lime frosting
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream, whipped
  • key lime slices for garnish


Servings 12
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 45mins
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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour.

In a large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.

Bake 27 to 33 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. With the handle of wooden spoon (1/4 to 1/2-inch in diameter), poke holes almost to bottom of the cake, every 1/2-inch, wiping spoon handle occasionally to reduce sticking.

In a medium bowl, stir together filling ingredients, let the mixture sit a bit to semi thicken. Pour over cake; spread evenly over the surface, working back and forth to fill holes. Some filling should remain on top of the cake. Refrigerate 1 hour.

To make the frosting, whip 3/4 cup whipping cream until soft peaks form. Lightly fold 1/2 of the canned frosting into the whipped cream. Spread frosting over cake; sprinkle with lime slices (optional).

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