Your Daily Dish: Layered Key Lime Cake

This image is no longer available

This Key Lime Cake hits the perfect balance between sweet and tart, with luscious layers (4 in all!) encased in key lime cream cheese frosting and coated in a graham cracker crumble. This one really takes the cake!

Key Lime Cake

2½ cups flour
1 tsp lime zest
1½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp kosher salt
¾ cup butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup frozen limeade concentrate
1 cup buttermilk
3 tbsp fresh key lime juice

Graham Cracker Crumble

1¼ cups graham cracker crumbs
¼ cup brown sugar
Pinch kosher salt
¼ cup butter, melted

Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

1 (8oz) package cream cheese
¾ cup butter, room temperature
2 tbsp key lime juice
2 tbsp limeade concentrate
1 tsp lime zest
6½ cups icing sugar

Bite Me Bit: “But how will I eat cake if my head is over there, and my hands are over here?” 

-Marie Antoinette

Prefer pie over cake? We’ve got you covered with this tart and creamy, meringue-topped Key Lime Pie.


Whether it’s cruising the aisles at the Dollar Store or experimenting at the stove, we believe that every day can be a holiday.



More on

Your Daily Dish: Tomato Cucumber and Pita Salad
Your Daily Dish: Chopped Greek Salad
Your Daily Dish: Watermelon Panzanella Salad
Your Daily Dish: Caprese Pesto Salad