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4/05/2011

Key Lime Pound Cake

I really enjoy reading other foodie blogs.  One of my favorites is called Taking on Magazines.  On March 26 Mom Chef made a Key Lime Pound Cake from Southern Living magazine.  My mouth watered when I read it.  I bookmarked it and knew that I had to try it.

I know the three of us couldn't eat a whole pound cake so I thought I would wait for our next party or mom's night to make it.  Well the opportunity came today.  I am bringing dinner to a friend/neighbor and figured I could add a few slices (like half the cake) to their dinner.

Cake ingredients:

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 (I subbed Nellie and Joe's)

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.


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.  (I only have a bundt pan)

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 (I think I had to bake mine about an hour and a half). Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 to 15 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack.

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


Key Lime Glaze ingredients:

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.








Miss V and I just tried a slice.  It is really good, but the cake part didn't have enough lime flavor for me.  I think if I was to make this again, I would use more lime zest.  The glaze is perfect though.

Sharing this recipe here:
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11 comments:

Jennifer said...

I love Key Lime Pie so I am guessing I will love this cake too :)
It looks great, especially the glaze!
Thanks for sharing this recipe. I am taking a meal to someone on Firday so maybe I'll make this and share some for that meal as well. Good idea.
Jennifer

Angie said...

I do flips for key lime anything....this looks amazing!

Dedi said...

My birthday is next week, you'll be making this and dropping it off when?

:)

Elisabeth said...

I'm so glad I found your link through Miz Helen's. I'm in love wit your Key Lime Pound Cake, and I must make this because I've been looking for a good recipe for quite a while now.
Your pound cake is Gorgeous, and so mouth watering delicious. I'm convinced that this is a "tried and true" recipe for sure!
Thanks for sharing...I'm also following you now, I invite you to visit my blog, as well:D

Miz Helen said...

Your Key Lime Pound Cake is awesome, it looks so delicious. I am going to be trying this recipe very soon. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

Donna said...

ooooooooo...key lime is my husband's favorite, so I may just have to surprise him and try out your recipe! Great job:)

Tessa said...

This looks amazing with the glaze! I love citrus flavored desserts this time of year. They make me think of summer!

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

What a great cake. We love pound cake, especially lemon, and key lime pie is one of my husband's favorite desserts, so I can tell that this recipe is going to be well liked in our household. Thank you for sharing it and linking at Joy of Desserts. :-)

Miz Helen said...

Congratulations Lynn!
You are featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. You are welcome to stop by and pick up your Red Plate, enjoy!

nancycreative said...

That's such a pretty pound cake–it looks nice and moist, too!

Jenn said...

I just found your blog. You have so many yummy recipes. I have been wanting something key lime flavored all week long. This cake with that glaze looks delicious.

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