This sweet and tangy Lime Poke Cake is a perfect cake recipe for key lime pie lovers!
We just celebrated my husband’s birthday, and this Lime Poke Cake was a perfect birthday cake for him! This dessert basically combines key lime pie (his favorite) and cake into one moist, tangy, creamy, delicious treat.
This was actually my first attempt at a poke cake even though I see recipes for them all the time. Now I see why they are so popular, and this certainly won’t be my last! I made a basic white cake, poked holes all over it, spread key lime filling over the top, and topped the whole thing with real whipped cream. The cake turned out moist and tangy, and my husband loved it (as did the rest of the family).
The rich, creamy lime filling is poured over white cake that has been poked with holes to let it seep in. If you don’t want to make your cake from scratch, just use a white cake mix. It will still turn out great.
Then the cake is smothered in real whipped cream. (You can use cool whip if you want a shortcut!)
Since the filling soaks into the cake, it’s hard to see in the photos. Believe me though, the rich flavor is in every bite, and the cake is SO moist and delicious. It might be your new favorite dessert recipe!
Since the topping is real whipped cream, you want to keep this cake in the fridge. Lime poke cake will stay fresh for a few days as long as you put it right into the refrigerator and only take it out to serve. It’s a great make-ahead dessert for get togethers. I hope you love it as much as we did!
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