Strawberry Limeade Cake Recipe

Kristan Roland | Confessions of a Cookbook Queen Updated

Strawberry Limeade Cake is a complete delight to the senses. A wonderful choice for a summer birthday.

Strawberry Limeade Cake Photo

Um, hi. I made you the most perfectly gorgeous summer cake.

You're welcome.

Isn't cake the most perfect dessert on the planet? It's pretty, it's versatile, it's covered in frosting. I personally feel that one's views on cake serves at a sort of litmus test for what kind of human being they are.

Strawberry Limeade Cake Picture

Don't like cake? I can't trust you.

Love cake? Can we be friends?

My son Jon David doesn't like cake. I gladly accept your condolences and assure you that we are working on it. It's a process. I'm always trying to sneak him spoonfuls of frosting and he's always turning his head away in disgust. It's our family's biggest shame, but what do you do? We all have our dirty secrets. I love the kid, but sometimes you have to realize that the problem is bigger than you.

Strawberry Limeade Cake Image

Obviously, this stunner of a cake is hard to resist. It wasn't difficult for Jon David, the cake hater, but Lucy and I dove in with great abandon. We would have shared with my husband, but he was late to the party and we had already made short work of it.

Never underestimate two girls with a fork and a free afternoon, just saying.

Strawberry Limeade Cake Pic

The cake itself is slightly dense and moist, full of zippy lime flavor and pretty green color. The strawberry frosting has a bit of cream cheese in it, just to give it a tangy creaminess. It's the perfect contrast to the lime and a great flavor combination.

Definitely keep an eye on this cake while it's baking – even just a bit of over baking will make it a little dry and crumbly. And we all know that dry cakes are against the law. For extra moistness and flavor, feel free to brush the cakes with a bit of lime juice after you level them with a serrated knife. 

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Strawberry Limeade Cake Recipe

      10 Servings

Ingredients

For the Cake:
  • 2 1/2 cups Cake Flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 stick Salted Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Lime Zest
  • 1 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 3 Large Egg Yolks
  • 1/2 cup Whole Milk
  • 1/2 cup Lime Juice
  • 2-4 drops Green Food Coloring
For the Frosting:
  • 3/4 cup Salted Butter, (12 tablespoons)
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Sweetened Strawberries in Syrup, Thawed and pureed
  • 5-6 cups Powdered Sugar

Directions

For the Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour 2 (8 inch) round cake pans and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cake flour and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of your mixer, beat butter, sugar, and lemon zest on medium speed for two minutes, until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating and scraping the sides of the bowl after each. Add lime juice and mix until smooth.
  5. Add flour mixture and milk to the butter mixture alternately, starting and ending with flour. Stir in a few drops of green food coloring. Give the batter a good stir from the bottom, then pour evenly into prepared pans.
  6. Bake for about 25 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched in the center.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool in pans for about 7 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

For the Frosting:

  1. In the bowl of your mixer, beat butter and cream cheese on medium speed until smooth.
  2. Add pureed strawberry mixture, beating on low until smooth.
  3. Add 5 cups powdered sugar and continue beating on low until JUST mixed.
  4. Increase mixer speed to high and beat for one minute. If frosting is too thin, add additional cup of powdered sugar.

Assemble the Cake:

  1. Carefully level cooled cakes with a serrated knife, then frost and assemble. Keep uneaten cake stored in the refrigerator.

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Source: Heavily adapted from allrecipes.com
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Author: Kristan Roland
Source: Heavily adapted from allrecipes.com
Recipe Yields: 10 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 52 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 240
Calories 744

% Daily Value*
46%
Total Fat 30g
91%
  Saturated Fat 18g
3%
Sodium 65mg
38%
Total Carbohydrate 114g
0%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 90g
8%
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kristan Roland

About Kristan

Kristan is known for her candy creations and hilarity on Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. We know where her true genius is, though: fanciful fanatical cupcake and cake creations!