Key Lime Pound Cake

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Gayle Seidelman

By
@rodeomum

This is my mother's recipe for Key Lime Pound Cake that was a staple in our house every Easter and throughout the summer. Moist, dense, and delicious!, I hope you enjoy it!

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This key lime pound cake will take you to The Keys. It's a tender and moist pound cake. Refreshing, the key lime flavor isn't overpowering. Brushing with a key lime glaze is perfect and enhances the citrus flavor. Since its brushed while warm the glaze soaks into the pound cake. You can serve this for any occasion ... it will be very popular.

Note: Key limes can take a while to juice. As a timesaver, we used Nellie and Joe's Key Lime Juice and it was perfect. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12
Cook:
1 Hr 15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • FOR CAKE

  • 1 c
    butter
  • 1/2 c
    shortening
  • 3 c
    sugar
  • 6 large
    eggs
  • 3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 c
    milk
  • 1/8 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1 tsp
    lime zest
  • 1/4 c
    key lime juice
  • FOR GLAZE

  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    key lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Key Lime Pound Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Beat butter and shortening at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy.
  2. Gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.
  4. Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Add some of the flour to butter mixture.
  6. Alternate with milk. Beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition.
  7. Stir in vanilla, lime zest, and lime juice.
  8. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch (12-cup) tube or Bundt pan.
  9. Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 to 15 minutes.
  11. Prepare the Key Lime Glaze by mixing together 1 c powdered sugar, 2 Tbsp key lime juice, and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract.
  12. Remove cake from the pan.
  13. Immediately brush glaze over top and sides of the cake.
  14. Cool completely (about 1 hour).

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About Key Lime Pound Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Mom Made It Best



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