18 March 2011

Key Lime Pound Cake

It has been a while since I posted a recipe...like a LONG while.  And that's a shame because I love cooking and when I find something I think is yummy, I should share it..right?

AND on top of that, I get Southern Living magazine every month and they have such delicious recipes..and who doesn't love some Southern cookin'?  I sure do.

I made this Key Lime Pound Cake yesterday to take to my in-laws house and it turned out soooo yummy.  It doesn't make you feel heavy after eating it and has just enough Key Lime taste for my liking.

This is a great recipe to make anytime of year, but especially with Spring and Summer quickly approaching!

Key Lime Pound Cake


  • 1  cup  butter, softened
  • 1/2  cup  shortening
  • 3  cups  sugar
  • 6  large eggs
  • 3  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/8  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  cup  milk
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1  teaspoon  lime zest
  • 1/4  cup  fresh Key lime juice
  • Key Lime Glaze
Key Lime Glaze
  • 1  cup  powdered sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  fresh Key lime juice
  • 1/2  teaspoon  vanilla extract
Whisk together powdered sugar, fresh Key lime juice, and vanilla until smooth. Use immediately.


1. Preheat oven to 325°. Beat butter and shortening at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer 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.
2. 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. Stir in vanilla, lime zest, and lime juice. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch (12-cup) tube pan.
3. 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. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 to 15 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack.
4. Prepare Key Lime Glaze, and immediately brush over top and sides of cake. Cool completely (about 1 hour).

I hope you enjoy!

*Recipe taken from southernliving.com*

I linked this up at Remodelaholic.


  1. Sounds wonderful. Putting on my list of things to try!

  2. I love Key Lime and I definitely am going to try this version! It looks delicious!

  3. Absolutely bookmarking this! My dad is a huge key lime fan so this is going on my Easter menu! Found you at Remodelaholic and hope you get the time to come check out my blog too!