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Easy Lime Cake Recipe

Easy Lime Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Lime lovers won't be able to get enough of this delicious lime cake! This easy cake recipe starts with a cake mix, but gets a makeover thanks to additional ingredients! 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 16 slices



  • 1 standard size package white or vanilla cake mix
  • 1 cup lime yogurt or sour cream not fat free
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lime peel
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice


  • 2 cups powdered sugar add more if you want a thicker glaze
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 3-4 tbsp lime juice
  • 1-2 tbsp milk more or less depending on consistency you want the glaze
  • Pinch of salt


  • 1. HEAT oven to 350°F. Coat 12-cup bundt pan or 10-inch fluted tube pan with no-stick cooking spray. Dust with flour.
  • 2. BEAT cake mix, yogurt or sour cream, oil, eggs, lime juice and lime peel in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed 1 minute or until moistened. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Spread evenly in prepared pan.
  • 3. BAKE 40 to 44 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack to cool completely.
  • 4. MIX powdered sugar, melted butter, lime juice, milk and butter with a whisk in a large bowl. Once combined, spoon over bundt cake. If desired garnish with additional lime peel. Enjoy!


You can add more powdered sugar if you want a thicker glaze (add 1/2 cup, stir and if glaze is still not as thick as you'd like add more) or add more milk or lime juice, a teaspoon at a time, if you'd like a thinner glaze. 


Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 269mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 1mg
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