Embark on a flavor-packed journey with our Key Lime Pound Cake—a zesty twist on a classic that adds a burst of citrus freshness to every bite. This delightful pound cake is a celebration of the vibrant and tangy notes of key limes, creating a perfect balance of sweet and tart. Elevate your dessert table with this moist and decadent creation that captures the essence of sunny days and sweet indulgence.
Exciting Story: The inspiration for our Key Lime Pound Cake comes from the sunny groves of Florida, where the aroma of fresh key limes fills the air. The first time we baked this cake, it was like capturing a slice of sunshine in every bite—the zing of key limes, the moist crumb of the pound cake, and the sheer delight of savoring a homemade citrus-infused treat. Now, it has become a cherished tradition, a sweet reminder that simple ingredients can create extraordinary moments.
Why This Key Lime Pound Cake Is a Citrus Sensation:
- Zesty Elegance: The addition of key lime zest and juice infuses the pound cake with a bright and refreshing citrus flavor.
- Moist Perfection: A combination of sour cream and butter creates a moist and tender crumb that keeps the pound cake irresistibly rich.
- Versatile Delight: Enjoy a slice on its own or elevate it further with a dollop of whipped cream, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or a drizzle of key lime glaze.
- Showstopper Appeal: The vibrant green specks from the key lime zest add a visual delight, making this pound cake a showstopper at any gathering.
¾ cup sugar
½ cup butter (1 stick), melted
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoon fresh lime zest
2 ½ tablespoons key lime juice
1 ¼ cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt