key lime rum cake

★★★★★ 3
By Altheria Perry
from Kingston, NY

This key lime rum cake recipe was found while searching for alternative ingredients for another. I wanted to share because it would be good for the upcoming holidays.

★★★★★ 3
serves 6-10
prep time 25 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For key lime rum cake

  • FOR THE CAKE
  • 1 c
    butter
  • 1/2 c
    shortening
  • 2 c
    white sugar
  • 5
    eggs
  • 3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 c
    milk
  • 2 Tbsp
    rum
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated key lime zest
  • 2 Tbsp
    key lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon juice
  • FOR THE GLAZE:
  • 1/4 c
    white sugar
  • 1/4 c
    butter
  • 2 Tbsp
    key lime juice
  • 3 Tbsp
    rum

How To Make key lime rum cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325 degree. Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan. Mix together the flour and baking powder. In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup butter, 1/2 cup shortening (I use Crisco), and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing just until incorporated. Stir in 2 tablespoons rum, key lime zest, 2 teaspoons key lime juice, vanilla extract and lemon juice. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 90 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • 2
    Make the glaze by combining 1/4 cup white powdered sugar, 1/4 cup butter and 2 tablespoons key lime juice in a small saucepan. Let it boil for a minute or two, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in 3 tablespoons rum. Allow the cake to cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn out on wire rack. While warm, prick the top of cake in many places with a toothpick. Pour the glaze over warm cake. Cool completely before serving.
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