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Key Lime Pound Cake

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:

Selling Points:

  • 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.

Selling Points:

  • 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.

Notes: For an extra burst of key lime flavor, you can add a few drops of key lime extract to the batter.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can I use regular limes instead of key limes?

A: While key limes provide a unique flavor, you can use regular limes if key limes are not available. Adjust the quantity to taste.

Q: Can I freeze the Key Lime Pound Cake?

A: Yes, you can freeze the pound cake without the glaze. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before freezing for up to three months. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.

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KEY LIME POUND CAKE

KEY LIME POUND CAKE

Recipe by Alexandra
5.0 from 1 vote
Course: All Word Recipes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

300

kcal
Total time

0

minutes
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Ingredients

  • For the Key Lime Pound Cake:
  • 1 cup 1 (2 sticks or 226g) unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 cups 2 (400g) granulated sugar

  • 4 large 4 eggs, room temperature

  • 3 cups 3 (360g) all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 salt

  • 1 cup 1 (240ml) sour cream

  • Zest of 4-5 key limes

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 (60ml) key lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon 1 vanilla extract

  • For the Key Lime Glaze (Optional):
  • 1 cup 1 (120g) powdered sugar

  • 2 2 -3 tablespoons key lime juice

  • Additional key lime zest for garnish

Directions

  • For the Key Lime Pound Cake:
  • Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C). Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the sour cream, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
  • Stir in the key lime zest, key lime juice, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the pound cake to cool in the pan for 15 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • For the Key Lime Glaze (Optional):
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and key lime juice until smooth.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the cooled pound cake.
  • Garnish with additional key lime zest if desired.

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