Pepperidge Farm’s Key Lime Three Layer Cake has that tart flavor that reminds me of Key Lime Pie. But it’s also sweet with three moist yellow layers of cake and fluffy key lime frosting on top and in between the layers.
I was excited to do a review of Pepperidge Farms Key Lime 3-Layer Cake after trying the Sara Lee Carrot Cake, the Amy’s chocolate cake and Dairy Queen Reese’s Ice cream cake.
Here are some facts about the Pepperidge Farms Key Lime 3-Layer Cake:
No. 1: One serving of the Pepperidge Farm Key Lime cake, which is 1/8 of the cake, has 230 calories, 11 grams of fat, 23 grams of sugar and 1 gram of protein.
No. 2: Pepperidge Farms Key Lime 3-Layer Cake ingredients include sugar, bleached wheat flour, nonfat milk, eggs, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, baking powder, salt, vegetable oils.
No. 3: For those who are concerned, it does contain not only the high fructose corn syrup that many of us like to avoid, but also artificial colors and flavors.
No. 4: Other Pepperidge Farms three-layer cakes include: Coconut, Golden, Devil’s Food, Lemon, Peppermint, German Chocolate, Vanilla Bean, Fudge Stripes and Chocolate Fudge.
No. 5: Store in freezer and then thaw the cake after taking it out of the box. You may thaw in the refrigerator for three hours or at room temperature for one or two hours. Refrigerate the leftovers.
The Pepperidge Farms Key Lime 3-Layer Cake is not a health food. But even the homemade key lime cakes contain mostly sugar. If you make it at home you can eliminate artificial flavors and colors and use gluten-free flours or decrease the amount of sugar.
With it’s green frosting, the Key Lime Cake may make a nice St. Patrick’s Day cake, or a lovely cake for a tea party, wedding shower or birthday.
In terms of taste, I enjoyed the lime frosting including the decorative drizzle on top of the Key Lime Cake. I personally am a fan of yellow cake, so I liked the moist, not too sweet, cake. Pepperidge Farms is a brand my grandmother used to serve when she was too busy to make her famous orange cake recipe. I don’t think they used high fructose corn syrup in their cake recipes in the 1970s and ’80s, but a lot of food manufacturers are making “throw back” products with sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup due to consumer demand.
I’ll skip the nutrition rating since the Pepperidge Farms Key Lime 3-Layer Cake is not a health food by any stretch, but I give it a 4.5 out of 5 for taste. It’s definitely tasty for an occasional treat when you are craving the South Florida-inspired key lime flavor!
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