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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Key Lime Pound Cake

We love pound cake around here. We also love key lime anything. So here you go. A yummy and easy pound cake with two of our favorites combined. This is perfect for the coming summer months, too. It freezes great and you can make two loaf pans instead of one large tube pan if you are of a mind to share with a friend. Or save one for later!

Key Lime Pound Cake
4 sticks butter ~ room temp (1 pound)
3 cups sugar
6 eggs
4 cups flour
1/2 cup key lime juice
1/4 cup evaporated milk
4 teaspoons lime zest
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Grease and flour a 10” bundt pan.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter until light and fluffy.
Add the sugar and beat for 10 minutes.
Add eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. Do not overbeat.
Mix together the lime juice, evaporated milk, vanilla and lime zest.
Beginning with flour, alternately add the flour and lime juice mixture into the butter mixture, ending with flour.
Pour into the prepared pan and tap to even out the batter and remove any bubbles.
Bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Place pan on a cooling rack for 15 minutes then remove from the pan. Cool completely before frosting. (recipe follows)
Key Lime Frosting
1 8-ounce package cream cheese
4 tablespoons butter ~ room temperature
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup key lime juice
3 teaspoons lime zest
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix cream cheese and butter together.
Add powdered sugar until creamy.
Add the key lime juice, lime zest and vanilla until combined.
This makes a lot of frosting. Enough for TWO pound cakes or plenty to frost one cake and have some extra to dollop on each slice of cake.
Frost cooled cake.

The cast of characters!

Beat the butter until fluffy then add 
the sugar and beat for a few minutes.

Then add the eggs one at a time.

Mix together the lime zest, vanilla, 
lime juice and evaporated milk.

Add the flour a little at a time....

...alternating with the liquid mixture.

Pour the batter into the pan.

Bake then allow to cool 
in the pan for a bit.

Then turn out onto a rack 
and cool completely.

Now for the frosting. Mix the 
butter and cream cheese together.

Then add the powdered 
sugar until creamy.

Add the key lime juice, vanilla 
and lime zest until smooth.

Frost the cake and serve! 
So yummy!!


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