12 December 2012

Key Lime Pound Cake

Unseasonably warm weather in Virginia Beach has us longing for beach days despite of the date on the calendar. To make it feel just a little bit more like summer, we enjoyed this Key Lime Pie Pound Cake.

Key Lime Pound Cake
Adapted from Southern Living

  • 1 1/2 cup butter, softened 
  • 2 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 Key lime juice 
  • Double Batch of Key Lime Glaze (Recipe Follows) 

1. Preheat oven to 325°. Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition.
2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. At low speed, beat into butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in vanilla, lime zest, and lime juice. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch loaf pan.
3. Bake at 325° for 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. Cover with Key Lime Glaze and enjoy!

Key Lime Glaze


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp key lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1.  Whisk together and use immediately!