Lime Sheet Cake

Cakes & Cupcakes · May 24, 2017


DELICIOUS Lime Sheet Cake - a super soft and moist lime cake with homemade lime buttercream frosting!

Hi, it’s me Lily – again! Today is my last soccer game, and I’m super duper excited. We have won most of our games, and most of the people on my team are at my school so I see them there too. I’ll be sad soccer is ending, but I had so much fun playing!

Speaking of things ending, school ends next week. Our end of the year party is this Thursday and it’s Star Wars theme. My mom is helping and she bought pool noodles so we could make light sabers. It’s going to be so much fun!! I’m really sad to say bye to my friends, but I’m excited to make new friends in Arizona. 😉

Today, I want to share with you a new recipe for Lime Sheet Cake. Remember the Lemon Sheet Cake, Strawberry Sheet Cake and Cherry Sheet Cake we’ve shared over the last few months? My mom is on sheet cake fix, so we tried one with limes. I really like limes, so I thought it was delicious!!


DELICIOUS Lime Sheet Cake - a super soft and moist lime cake with homemade lime buttercream frosting!
The BEST Lime Sheet Cake!

This Lime Cake is perfect any time of the year, but we especially love it in the summer time.


For video instructions, check out:



Here is the printable recipe…

Lime Sheet Cake:

4.8 from 4 reviews
Lime Sheet Cake
Delicious Lime Sheet Cake - a refreshing and delicious cake with a delicious homemade frosting.
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 box white cake mix (plus ingredients on box)
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 - 3 oz. package lime instant JELLO gelatin mix
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 4 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 TB lime juice (you can use more if you want more lemon taste)
  • a few teaspoons lime zest
  • 1-2 TB milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Add white cake mix and gelatin mix to a medium bowl.
  3. Add the ingredients on the back of the cake mix box and lime juice. Beat until well combined.
  4. Pour into a greased 11x16 pan. Bake for 20-22 minutes. Let cool.
  5. While cake is cooling make frosting by creaming together butter and cream cheese. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, lime juice, lime zest and milk. Beat until smooth.
  6. Frost cake and ENJOY!

If you like this cake, you’ll definitely want to try this one:

Lemon Sheet Cake

Super moist and delicious Lemon Sheet Cake recipe topped off with a tasty lemon buttercream frosting - our new favorite dessert!

For more fruity cakes, check out:

Love, Lily




DELICIOUS Lime Sheet Cake - a super soft and moist lime cake with homemade lime buttercream frosting!


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How much buttermilk does the recipe call for? I do not see it in the list of ingredients.

    Lil' Luna

    There isn’t buttermilk in this recipe, it just calls for 1-2T of milk:) It’s is step 5, of the instructions. Hope that helps!!

    tova assor

    TB milk how much a cup?


Thank you Lily for your email and recipe. I will make sometime this summer. I have lot going on right now with moving. Have a fun summer.


This looks yummy! My husband loves stuff like this, so I’m gonna have to try it out. Do you think a 9×13 pan will work OK? Don’t think I have a 11×16.

    Lil' Luna

    It is!!:) Yes, that should be fine. You may need to leave it in for a couple min longer..just keep an eye on it:) Thank you!

David Voortmann

Kind of confusing…. From the stand point of a retired kitchen manager and restaurant manager… I would clarify you description of “instant jello.” When I first looked at the recipe… I thought instant jello referred to “PUDDING”…. but when looking at all the variations of this cake and search the internet of current jello flavors… it is my guess that you are using “GELATIN”… and is it regular or sugar free?? PLEASE ADVISE if I am correct.

    Lil' Luna

    I added the word GELATIN to the recipe. 😉 And no – not sugar free.


confusing… first it says jello, then pudding. Also, doesn’t say anywhere when or where you put in the lime juice… (I’m guessing with the cake mix since the cake turns green…)

Sister Linda Sue Noe

All these sound so yummy. I did notice on the Lime Sheet Cake that there was a typing error.
Under ingredients for the frosting:
1 TB lime juice (you can use more if you want more lemon taste) NOTICE it says more LEMON and I’m sure you mean Lime.

    Lil' Luna

    Uh, oh…I changed it! Thanks so much for letting me know!

Marion Wood

what is lime zest ???

    Mike Bacon

    Marion Wood,
    Lime zest is the outer green layer of the lime peel. You can use a micro-plane zester or a fine grater, or even a peeler to get it. Just make sure that you don’t go to deep into the peel. You don’t want the whiter part, just the green on the surface. Hope this info helps. 😀

pamela mccrary

what is lime zest

    Lil' Luna

    Lime zest is from the peel of the lime, it’s the outer green layer:) Hope that helps!


Please let me know if I am supposed to add the juice of one lime in with the cake mix since it looks like it is listed as part of the cake but is not mentioned in the cake instructions. Thanks, I can’t wait to try this!

    Lil' Luna

    Oh, add it with the cake ingredients in step 3. Sorry, about that! I’ll have to fix it. Let me know what you think of this cake! We love it!


      This cake was delicious! I have been buying cakes for birthdays for the last couple of years but this recipe inspired me to bake and decorate a cake for my husband’s birthday. It was a lot of work (the decorating part mostly) but it tasted so much better than store bought.

        Lil' Luna

        Thank you so much for letting me know!! We love this cake!! I’m so glad you liked it better!!

pamela mccrary

making this cake right now


I have three grandsons and they were all over the Key Lime Cup Cakes I made. They wanted to start to eat them before the icing went on. But I won in the end and was happy to see them happy. The color was vibrant, strong and had good eye appeal. I will make them over and over. Granny can do no harm as long as these cupcakes are seen.

    Lil' Luna

    Haha…love it!! Thanks so much for letting me know!! SO, glad they loved them!!


Great cake recipes. The old, genuine flavor type.
Rachel Leavitt.


Can’t wait to try this.

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