This vintage Lemon Lime Cake is a springtime treat! If you love lime Jello or just that lime flavoring – you will absolutely go nuts for it. It’s basically a twist on a traditional poke cake with two layers of “frosting.” Since the base of the recipe is a simple cake mix, it’s also simple to make!
When making the cake, just make sure you don’t over mix. You don’t want the gluten in the flour to start to strengthen. That’s what can make a cake tough. Just put all of your elements in a big bowl and whisk by hand until there are no lumps and you should be good. Also, make sure your eggs are room temperature. Everything else in the recipe comes together pretty easily. Although it is quite a few steps to make all of the elements, they each only take a few minutes.
I would of course recommend making your own whipped cream for the final layer, but Cool Whip would be a much quicker and easier option and still taste great. The good thing about whipping your own whipped cream is you can sweeten it and flavor it to your liking. I flavored ours with some limoncello we had in the freezer and it was a perfect compliment to the lime and lemon of the cake. Plus it had a little kick. 😉
If you’ve got a fan of lime flavoring in your life or just want to celebrate spring – this is a great cake to make. I hope you give it a try, and if you do – let me know what you think in the comments or share a picture with me on Instagram (@bdhbakes).