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Key Lime Pound Cake

Key Lime Pound Cake

Cinco de Mayo is coming up and it was time to whip up a dessert with a little kick.  This baby isn’t your typical pound cake, it is a Key Lime Pound Cake.  The citrus smell is intoxicating as it pours out of  the oven.  I wish I could bottle the smell in my kitchen right now. I had a very hard time being patient waiting for this to cool.  The cake itself is moist and delicious.  It is perfect alone or even maybe with some cool berries on the side. YUM! Invite some friends over because this cake is big enough for an army, or one very hungry family.

Key Lime Pound Cake

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Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time:1 hour 25 minutes


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups Butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 large egg
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup Key Lime Juice
  • 1 TBSP lime zestGlaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • green food color optional


  • Preheat oven to 350° Grease and flour a bundt pan. I use baking spray. It already has the flour in it! Major time and mess saver!
  • Beat Sugar and butter together until creamy.
  • Add eggs one at a time while mixing on low. Then add vanilla.
  • Let the mixer run on high speed for 5 minutes.
  • While mixture is beating, place flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Measure out milk .
  • Take turns adding some of the Flour mix and the Milk to the batter in the mixer on low speed.
  • You are now going to mix in the lime juice and zest.
  • After everything is mixed together. Scrape batter into pan evenly.
  • Bake Bundt Pan for 1 hour 10 minutes.
  • You could also use 2 loaf pans 50-60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool completely before serving.Glaze
  • Mix together 1 cup of powdered sugar and juice of one lime until glaze consistency. You can add a couple drops of green food coloring if desired. Drizzle over the cake before serving.
Servings: 12

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  1. Amanda,

    I’m so appreciative of your gluten free versions of recipes. Would you consider making this lovely cake gluten free? If so, do you have a gluten free flour you could suggest? Thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a very special Mothers Day Weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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