Great key lime cake

I needed to do a key lime wedding cake. The bride wasn’t thrilled with some of the recipes I found online. With some trial and error, this is what I came up with. Everyone loved it. As requested, I did this cake with raspberry filling, and it turned out great

Great key lime cake


  • *1 yellow cake mix
  • *1 sm. lemon pudding
  • *1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • *1/2 cup water
  • *1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • *1/2 cup key lime juice (I have used fresh juice and bottled juice. Both worked well)
  • *1/2 cup milk
  • *3 eggs
  • *zest of 2 key limes


  1. Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients seperately.
  2. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix on low-med speed until smooth.
  3. Add lime zest.
  4. If making a deep cake, cooking time will be longer since it is a fairly dense cake. Also a heating core helps when cooking a deep cake.
  5. This recipe is great with key lime cream cheese frosting. Just add a couple Tbsp. key lime juice and some zest to your favorite cream cheese recipe.

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