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These homemade lime sheet cake dessert squares are the perfect springtime and summer treat for any occasion with delicious lime cream cheese frosting and so much flavor!

Lime Sheet Cake Bars on Cooling rack

Delicious Lime Sheet Cake Dessert Squares

Sheet cakes squares are such an easy way to serve dessert for any special occasion. Make this lime sheet cake for your next get together for a unique dessert everyone will enjoy.

These Lime Sheet Cake Dessert Squares are made from scratch and so moist and delicious. For even more flavor they are topped with lime cream cheese frosting and coconut flakes. The perfect combination of flavors!

As soon as the weather warms up I crave all the flavors of citrus desserts. Lemon Cookie Bars and Easy Mini Key Lime Tarts are always on my list to make.

Lime Cake Bars stacked on cooling rack with lime slice

Ingredients

See printable recipe card below for amounts and directions.

  • unsalted butter
  • granulated sugar
  • eggs
  • all purpose flour
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • Zest from 1 lime
  • lime juice
  • lime extract (optional for stronger lime taste)
Ingredients for lime cake bars

Frosting Ingredients

  • cream cheese
  • butter
  • powdered sugar
  • lime juice
  • Zest from 1 lime

Topping

  • sweetened coconut flakes
  • Zest from 1 lime

How Do You Get Lime Zest? 

The zest adds so much flavor to food and is obtained by scraping or grating the outer layer of the lime. Wash your lime thoroughly and then use a grater and slide the lime across it removing the color part of the lime. Avoid the white layer as it will be bitter.

How To Make Lime Sheet Cake

STEP 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 9x13 baking pan with non stick spray. (I like the Wilton Non-Stick Baking Pan with Lid for easy storage.)

TIP: For easy removal line the pan with parchment paper and lightly coat with non stick spray.

STEP 2: Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl until combined and fluffy. Mix in the eggs, lime juice, zest and extract (optional). Set aside.

Wet Ingredients in blue mixing bowl

STEP 3: In medium bowl mix together the flour, salt and baking soda. Then slowly add the flour mixture into the wet mixture. Mix until well combined.

Adding dry ingredients to wet ingredients in bowl

STEP 4: Pour into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the edges are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.

Baked cake cooling in pan

Cool completely before frosting.

How To Prepare The Coconut

Coconut flakes on baking sheet

On a baking sheet spread the coconut out in thin layer and bake at 325 degrees for 5 minutes.

Mix the coconut around and continue baking for 2-4 minutes at a time - mixing in between each time.

Keep a close eye on it so it doesn't burn. You just want it a golden brown color.

Once the coconut is no longer wet and has reached a golden brown color, remove from oven and set aside to cool.

How To Make The Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

Blending ingredients in blue bowl for lime cream cheese frosting

Beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy in a large bowl.

Mix in the powdered sugar, lime juice and zest until frosting consistency has formed.

Last Step Is Frosting the Cooled Cake

Spread the frosting over the cooled cake. Then top with the toasted coconut and the last of the lime zest.

Cut into 24 squares to serve. Enjoy this delicious cake!

Lime Sheet Cake Bars in Baking Pan topped with cream cheese frosting and coconut flakes

How To Store The Cake

This cake will need to be refrigerated since it is topped with cream cheese frosting. Cover and store for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.

If you love the taste of citrus desserts, then this cake is perfect for you! Get to baking and enjoy a forkful of flavor!

Bite of Lime Cake on Fork with cake slices on cooling rack

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Lime Sheet Cake Bars on Cooling rack

Lime Sheet Cake Dessert Squares

Author: Judy - RecipesSimple.com
These homemade lime sheet cake dessert squares are the perfect springtime and summer treat for any occasion with delicious lime cream cheese frosting and so much flavor!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24

Ingredients
  

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • Zest from 1 lime
  • Add 1/2-1 tsp lime extract for a stronger lime taste optional

Frosting

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • Zest from 1 lime

Coconut Topping

  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • Zest from 1 lime

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 9×13 baking pan with non stick spray.
  • Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl until combined and fluffy. Mix in the eggs, lime juice, zest and extract (optional). Set aside.
  • In medium bowl mix together the flour, salt and baking soda. Then slowly add the flour mixture into the wet mixture. Mix until well combined.
  •  Pour into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the edges are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool completely before frosting.

Prepare The Coconut

  • On a baking sheet spread the coconut out in thin layer and bake at 325 degrees for 5 minutes.
  • Mix the coconut around and continue baking for 2-4 minutes at a time – mixing in between each time.
  • Keep a close eye on it so it doesn’t burn. You just want it a golden brown color.
  • Once the coconut is no longer wet and has reached a golden brown color, remove from oven and set aside to cool.

Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy in a large bowl.
  • Mix in the powdered sugar, lime juice and zest until frosting consistency has formed.

Frosting the Cooled Cake

  • Spread the frosting over the cooled cake.
  • Then top with the toasted coconut and the last of the lime zest.
  • Cut into 24 squares to serve.

Notes

This cake will need to be refrigerated since it is topped with cream cheese frosting. 
TIP: For easy removal line the pan with parchment paper and lightly coat with non stick spray before pouring cake batter in to bake.
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