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Key Lime Pie Cake Bars

A chewy cake bar layer on the bottom that's full of key lime flavor, then covered with a creamy key lime pie topping. So good, you won't want to share.
Prep Time46 mins
Cook Time20 mins
chill time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 6 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 15 servings
Calories: 336kcal
Author: Kara Jane @ I Scream for Buttercream

Ingredients

For the Cake Bar Layer

  • 1 White Cake Mix
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Butter (1 stick) room temp
  • 1/2 cup Key Lime Juice
  • 1 tbsp Key Lime Peel optional
  • green food coloring optional

For the Key Lime Pie Topping

  • 2 8 oz packages of cream cheese
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • green food coloring optional
  • 3 cups cool whip

Instructions

For the Cake Bar Layer

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the white cake mix, egg, butter, lime juice and lime peel.
  • Add a bit of green food coloring and mix for a couple minutes.
  • Pour into a greased 13 x 9 inch pan and bake at 350 for approximately 20 minutes. Start checking for doneness at 15 minutes. Don't overbake, you want them to remain chewy.
  • Let cool completely. You can chill it covered in the fridge while you make the topping.

For the Key Lime Pie Topping

  • Add the cream cheese to a mixing bowl and cream until smooth.
  • Add confectioners sugar, key lime juice and a bit of green food coloring. Mix well.
  • Add cool whip and mix on medium low until mixed in.
  • Spread topping over cooled or chilled cake. Cover and chill in the fridge for about an hour. Cut and serve.

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Notes

Keep this cake chilled.

Nutrition

Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 55mg | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 0.7mg