Lucky Leprechaun Lime Cake #Recipe

Wearing green on St Patrick’s day is suppose to be lucky. Many celebrate by hitting the pub and drinking some green beer. If you are looking for something a little more family friendly though, this yummy recipe is for you. It is yummy and would be perfect for a themed party! Enjoy!

Lucky Leprechaun Lime Cake



  • 1C (2 sticks) unsalted butter, soften, + for greasing pan
  • 2 1/2 C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 11/4 C buttermilk, shake well
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 C granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • One 3- oz box of lime gelatin


  • 2 C heavy cream, cold
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Green sanding sugar,(or green sprinkles) for decoration on top of the cake


Set oven rack in the lower third of the oven.
Preheat to 350 degrees.
Butter the bottom and sides of your baking pan
Whisk; flour, baking powder, baking soda,and salt in a medium bowl.
Set bowl aside.
Beat granulated sugar and soft butter at medium speed until very light in color and also fluffy.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
With the mixer still on medium slowly add eggs and continue to beat into mixture until fully integrated
Reduce the speed of the mixer to it’s lowest setting.
Now while the mixer continues to run, add 1/3 of the flour mixture.
Now add 1/2 of the buttermilk mixture.
After adding the buttermilk mixture, add 1/2 of the remaining flour mixture.
Next alternate by adding the rest of the buttermilk mixture and lastly the rest of the flour mixture.
Scrape the sides and beat until well mixed.


Baking Pan:
Spread the batter evenly into your baking pan.
Bake until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the cake.
When baking turn the cake halfway at the 15 minute point.
Allow to cool for 30 minutes with cake still in pan.
Using a larger fork, poke holes an inch apart in the top and all the way through the cake.

Lime green jello- following the directions on the box reducing the cold water to 1/2 C.
Pour the jello evenly over the cooled cake
Place in your refrigerator for 2 hrs.

Whipping cream:
Place a large bowl in your refrigerator to cool. Whip the cream with the sugar and vanilla in the cooled bowl until fluffy.

Last step:
Spread the prepared whipping cream over the cake and sprinkle your sanding sugar (or green sprinkles) . Slice and serve.



  1. This looks so yummy and I want to make it right now!

  2. Treen Goodwin says

    Looks and sounds awesome , thanks for sharing the recipe , i will def be making it 🙂

  3. That looks so good! I can tell how moist it is just from the pictures. Yum!
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  4. That sounds so yummy! I'll have to make this for our family. It looks delicious.
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  5. Robin Masshole Mommy says

    That sounds SOOOO good. I love anything lime flavored 🙂

  6. This cake sounds delicious and what a fun treat to make for St. Patty day! I hope it does give me luck. 😉

  7. YUM! This cake sounds awesome-it'll be perfect for St Patrick's Day!
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  8. That looks delicious! Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

  9. Lime is such an underused flavor. It's delicious. I'd love to try out this cake recipe!

  10. I've never had lime cake before! This sounds super tasty, and my husband loves limes!

  11. shaunatorres says

    I can say that I have never had lime cake, but this sounds like so much fun. Perfect for St. Patty's. Thanks so much

  12. I will have to make this for St patty's day coming up.
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  13. Alayne Langford says

    I've got some Irish in me and I am liking your lime cake! I think I must give it a try!! Thank you!! 🙂

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