Lime Sheet Cake

Perfectly moist lime cake, topped with a homemade lime buttercream frosting, and sprinkled with lime zest! Just the right balance of citrus and sweet in this yummy sheet cake. Not only is this recipe easy and refreshing, but great for feeding a crowd too!

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Easy Lime Cake Recipe

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! 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 this lime cake was delicious!!

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It’s super easy because you just use a box of white cake mix that you buy at the store, along with a package of lime jello mix, and some lime juice. But don’t worry, it’s not sour at all! It’s just enough lime juice to make it tasty, without being sour. My most favorite part is the homemade lime buttercream frosting with lime zest. It’s super yummy and goes perfectly with the lime cake. If you like, you can also put some lime zest on top of the frosting to make it look pretty! Trust me, it tastes as good as it looks!

How to Make Lime Cake:

This recipe is really easy to make like I said, and I had a lot of fun making it. I bet your kids would like to make it with you too!

  1. Add the white cake mix and lime gelatin to a medium bowl and mix. Then, add the ingredients listed on the back of the cake mix box, as well as the lime juice. Beat until everything is well combined.
  2. Pour batter into a greased 11×16 sheet pan. Bake for 20-22 minutes at 350°. Let cool.
  3. While cake is cooling, make frosting by creaming together the butter and cream cheese. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, lime juice, lime zest and milk. Beat until smooth.
  4. Frost cake and ENJOY


Lime Cake Recipe

This Lime Cake is perfect any time of the year, but we especially love it in the summer time since it’s so refreshing!

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Lime Sheet Cake Recipe

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Perfectly moist lime cake, topped with a homemade lime buttercream frosting, and sprinkled with lime zest! Just the right balance of citrus and sweet in this yummy sheet cake. Not only is this recipe easy and refreshing, but great for feeding a crowd too!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 223 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 box white cake mix plus ingredients on box
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 3 oz package lime instant JELLO gelatin mix

Frosting

  • 1/4 c butter softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 c powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 TB lime juice you can use more if you want a stronger citrus taste
  • a few tsp lime zest
  • 1-2 TB milk

Instructions

  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!

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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…)

  5. 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.

    1. 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. 😀

  6. 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!

      1. 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.

  7. 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.