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Key Lime Pie Poke Cake

Key Lime Pie Poke Cake

Key Lime Pie Poke Cake is a delicious white cake filled with lime curd and lime flavored frosting. It's the perfect summer refreshing dessert for your picnics or potlucks. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Key Lime Pie Poke Cake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 slices
Calories 484 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 box white cake mix plus ingredients to prepare the mix
  • Ingredients usually called for the cake mix:
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil


  • 3 cups lime curd homemade or store-bought
  • 1 package of 3 oz JELL-O lime flavor gelatin
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water

Lime Whipped Cream:

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream full fat and cold
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • zest of 1 lime


  • Sliced lime
  • Lime zest


Prepare White Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Grease and sprinkle with flour a 9-x-13 inch cake pan.
  3. Prepare white cake mix according to box instructions. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes and using the bottom of a wooden spoon, poke holes all over the cake.


  1. While the cake is cooling, mix gelatin with boiling water until gelatin is fully dissolved and pour the mixture all over the cake.
  2. Spread the lime curd evenly on top of the cake, making sure to get the filling inside the holes and at the corners of the cake.
  3. Let cool to room temperature.

Lime Whipped Cream:

  1. In a large bowl, beat all the ingredients until stiff peaks form.
  2. Using a spoon, scoop the lime whipped cream all over the cake and spread it with a spatula in an even layer. Smooth the top and refrigerate the cake overnight or for at least 8 hours before serving.
  3. Before serving, garnish with fresh lime zest and lime slices.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Key Lime Pie Poke Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 484 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 177mg59%
Sodium 439mg19%
Potassium 132mg4%
Carbohydrates 72g24%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 55g61%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 195IU4%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
Calcium 176mg18%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.