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Key Lime Poke Cake

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!

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

Key Lime Poke Cake

Yield: 1 Cake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes


  • 1 box white cake mix, prepared in a 9x13 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

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 261Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 72mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 0gSugar: 29gProtein: 4g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please consult with a registered dietitian for dietary advice. You may read our Nutritional Disclaimer here:

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