Key Lime Poke Cake

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Looking for a refreshing dessert that will knock your socks off? Look no further than our Key Lime Poke Cake!

This deliciously tangy dessert is a twist on the classic poke cake recipe, with zesty key lime flavor infused into every bite. From its moist, tender crumb to its creamy, whipped topping, this dessert is sure to impress even the most discerning of palates.

slice of key lime poke cake on napkin

Whether you’re serving it up at a summer barbecue or simply looking for a sweet treat to enjoy on a lazy afternoon, our Key Lime Poke Cake is the perfect choice. So why wait? Grab a fork and dig in to this citrusy delight today!

If you enjoy this, check out our Oreo Poke Cake as well! Also give these Key Lime Bars a try!

slice of key lime poke cake on napkin with milk

Key Lime Poke Cake Ingredients

For the Topping:

  • Whipped topping, thawed
  • Zest from one lime
  • Lime slices
key lime poke cake ingredients on table

How to Make Key Lime Poke Cake

Prepare the cake according to the package instructions in a 9×13 baking dish and allow to cool completely.

baked white cake in pan

Use a fork or wooden skewer to poke small holes all over the cake.

wooden dowel to push hole into cake

In a medium bowl, whisk together the condensed milk, lime juice, whipping cream, lime zest, and green food coloring until just combined.

key lime poke cake topping ingredients in bowl

Spread the mixture over the top of the cake. Cover the pan and place the cake in the refrigerator to chill for one hour.

key lime poke cake covered with green topping

Spread the whipped topping over the entire cake. You may not need the whole container to cover the cake. Cover the pan and return the cake to the refrigerator to chill for at least one hour or up to overnight.

Top the whipped cream with lime zest and lime slices before serving.

whipped topping on top of key lime poke cake

Serve and Enjoy!

slice of key lime poke cake on napkin with milk

Key Lime Poke Cake

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 1 Cake


  • 1 box white cake mix prepared in a 9×13 pan
  • 1 14- ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup Key lime juice
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • Zest from one lime
  • Green food coloring optional

For The Topping:

  • 16 ounces frozen whipped topping thawed
  • Zest from one lime
  • Lime slices


Serving: 1 | Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 72mg | Sugar: 29g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Course Cake
Cuisine American
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