Lemon Bundt® cake gets a tropical twist thanks to the addition of Key lime juice and lemon pudding mix to the batter.

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 9x13 inch cake pan or one 10 inch bundt pan.

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  • In a large bowl stir together; lemon cake mix, lemon instant pudding, water, oil, eggs, and 5 tablespoons key lime juice, mixing well. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes. Pour key lime glaze over cake while still warm.

  • To Make Glaze: Mix together the confectioner's sugar and 3 tablespoons of the key lime juice (or more if necessary), spoon glaze over warm cake.

Nutrition Facts

190.4 calories; 2.3 g protein; 28 g carbohydrates; 36.5 mg cholesterol; 220.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2005
This was a pretty good recipe. I did make a few changes though. The first time I made it I made it exactly how the recipe said and it had too much of a lemon tast not enough key lime. The second time I used a white cake mix instead and added 2 more tablespoons of key lime juice and 3 drops of green food coloring. It turned out much better. Overall a good recipe though. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/07/2004
This was a good moist cake;however I was disappointed. It was not what I was looking for. It tasted like a lemon cake and no key lime flavor to it. Read More
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188 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 123
  • 4 star values: 48
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2005
This was a pretty good recipe. I did make a few changes though. The first time I made it I made it exactly how the recipe said and it had too much of a lemon tast not enough key lime. The second time I used a white cake mix instead and added 2 more tablespoons of key lime juice and 3 drops of green food coloring. It turned out much better. Overall a good recipe though. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2005
This was a pretty good recipe. I did make a few changes though. The first time I made it I made it exactly how the recipe said and it had too much of a lemon tast not enough key lime. The second time I used a white cake mix instead and added 2 more tablespoons of key lime juice and 3 drops of green food coloring. It turned out much better. Overall a good recipe though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2006
A few little changes really add some zing to the already good recipe. First I add chopped pecans. Second my glaze consists of 1/2 stick butter 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup fresh key lime juice boiled for 4-5 minutes then drizzled over cake. Let cake sit overnight before serving. One of my favorite recipes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2011
For the most part I really like citrus cakes made with cake mixes but there are always a couple of challenges. One is to disguise that tell-tale cake mix taste. The other is to get the cake to live up to its name with a robust citrus flavor. Because of some experience with this I took a little liberty with this recipe which does have a good starting point particularly since it doesn't call for Jell-o! If this is a lime cake I thought it counterproductive to use a lemon cake mix and lemon pudding - I used vanilla for both. I added 1 tsp. of vanilla a tsp. of lime extract and for good measure a tablespoon of grated lime zest! For the liquid I upped the lime juice to a half cup used only a half cup of water and called it a day. As for the glaze I kept it thick adding only enough lime juice to get it to approximately the consistency of Elmer's glue. I also added a good amount of grated lime zest. It turned out to be a lovely "graceful" cake if there is such a thing. Light fluffy with a delicate lime taste spiked with the zestier lime glaze. I'm very pleased with this but if I make it again I may add even more lime juice zest and extract! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2005
Everybody LOVED this cake and I was asked for the recipe several times. I made it in a bundt pan but PLEASE NOTE: Spray an ample amount of cooking spray into the pan because it did stick and I had to 'glue' some of the top back on with the glaze. Also I drizzled half of the glaze on when it was warm which sunk into the cake and made it very moist; however I waited to apply the other half until it was cool so that it would have a visible glazed look - really great and simple recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2009
This cake is moist and nice and tart. Everyone thinks it is store bought and it is always the first to go at any function. UPDATE: I only use 1 C. powdered sugar and 2 Tbsp. of key lime juice for the glaze and I let the cake cool completely before putting it on. I have made this cake several times. The picture is of the cake my husband made for me on my b-day. He was very proud of it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2005
Wonderful!! this got lots of rave reviews at a potluck. I used a little more lime in the cake and icing to make it more tart. I also put half the icing on while warm and the other half when cold. This made it look great! Thanks for sharing Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2006
I made this into a lemon cake. Used vanilla pudding because it was all I had and used lemon juice where it called for key-lime. Same with the icing. Best lemon pound cake I've tasted in quite some time. Although the icing dripped on is great this would be equally good just dusted with confectioner's sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2003
This cake is a big hit in my family! I have made it twice the 2nd time I used a stick of butter (melted) instead of the oil butter-recipe yellow cake mix and added a 1/2 stick of butter to the glaze so it soaked in a bit. (I like butter!) YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2004
This cake is just delicious and so very moist. I've made it twice now and everyone just loves it. And so simple to make. Wish I could give it more than five stars! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/07/2004
This was a good moist cake;however I was disappointed. It was not what I was looking for. It tasted like a lemon cake and no key lime flavor to it. Read More
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