Key Lime Pound Cake Recipe

Key Lime Pound Cake Recipe

key lime pound cake

I love baking in the winter it’s one of those things that helps me relax and relieve stress and as an added bonus having sweets I baked keeps me from buying the processed store stuff.  I am always looking on Pinterest for baking ideas and came across a Key Lime Pound Cake recipe I just had to try to make on my own.  I have to admit I had no idea how it would turn out and I never thought about using lime juice in pound cake.  Rosetta Bakes recipe is extremely popular so I figured it was worth the try.  This is like any other pound cake recipe I’ve used in the past the only difference is the addition of lime juice in the batter.  I really loved how soft the crumb is on this cake.  It’s heavy like pound cakes are supposed to be but it’s not to dense.  Mines tasted amazing.  It was like a store brought cake to me.  Be sure to keep this recipe for when spring and summer arrives it will be even more perfect then.


1 cup butter/margarine (softened)

1/2 cup vegetable  shortening

3 cups granulated sugar

6 large eggs

3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup milk

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon key lime zest

1/4 cup key lime juice


Preheat oven to 325 F.  Beat butter and shortening at medium speed, or until creamy.  Gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed until light and fluffy.  Add eggs 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.

Stir together flour, baking powder and salt.  Add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.  Beat at low-speed just until blended after each addition. Mix in vanilla, key lime zest and key lime juice.  Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch (12-cup) tube pan.

Bake at 325 for 1 hour and 20 minutes (it make take less or more time depending on your oven), or until a long wooded pick inserted in the center of cake comes out clean.  Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 to 15 minutes, remove from pan to a wire rack.

Prepare Key Lime Glace, and immediately brush over top and sides of cake.  Cool completely (about 1 hour).

Key Lime Glaze

1 cup confectioner sugar

2 Tablespoons key lime juice

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Mix all ingredients together and brush over top and sides of cake.



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Nickida - is a wife and stay at home mother of four. She was born in Trinidad but moved to the US at age 14. She started blogging on an off for about three years and recently started writing more consistently. She enjoys sharing about her children, marriage, books, recipes, movies, reviews, giveaways and much more. She is working on improving her baking skills and building on her cake decorating business.

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