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Key Lime Poke Cake

Servings 16 Pieces
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 1 recipe White Buttermilk Cake or 1 [16.25] oz box white cake mix plus ingredients to prepare
  • 1 [14] oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 cup heavy cream divided
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp key lime zest
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract divided
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • few drops green food coloring optional
  • 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
  • 2 oz grated white chocolate


  • Prepare the White Buttermilk Cake per the recipe directions in 9 x 13 inch pan. If using cake mix, prepare per the package directions in a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  • As soon as the cake is removed from the oven, use the end of wooden spoon or similar to poke holes over the surface of the cake.
  • Whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, 1 cup heavy cream, lime juice, 2 Tbsp lime zest and 1 tsp pure vanilla. Add a few drops of green food coloring, if desired.
  • Pour the key lime filling over the top of the cake and into the holes.
  • Spread evenly into the holes. Chill completely.
  • Whip the remaining 2 cup heavy cream, 1 tsp vanilla and 1/3 cup granulated sugar until stiff peaks form.
  • Frost the top of the cake.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining lime zest, toasted sliced almonds and grated white chocolate. Store chilled.