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The pound cake is suitably named. It comprises of four elements of equivalent weight: a fourth of flour, a fourth of spread, a fourth of sugar and a fourth of eggs. In English, it is known as a “pound cake” in light of the fact that, verifiably, the absolute of the fixings was identical to one (pound). This is an old formula that makes a marginally huge cake, ideal for tea and trivialities. You could even flavor it with lemon or orange zing.

A sweet, sodden, thick key lime pound cake sprinkled with a tart key lime coat. A delightful Southern curve to a conventional pound cake.

This formula I initially shared as a component of a virtual reformist supper – obviously I brought the sweet. This cake has gotten one of my most well known cake plans and in the event that you missed it the first run through around, you’ll unquestionably need to check it out.

The formula utilizes both spread and shortening in the player. I contemplated changing the formula and utilizing all margarine, yet chose not to on the grounds that shortening makes higher, lighter-finished heated products, while the spread adds incredible flavor. So I realized a blend would give me the best of the two universes.

At the point when I’m preparing with shortening I love utilizing the Crisco Baking Sticks. It makes estimating shortening so a lot simpler. My cakes adhered to the skillet tad, so I utilized my slim, adaptable icing spatula to release the edges. They looked a little battered when I removed them from the skillet, yet subsequent to adding the coating, they were lovely – so don’t be debilitate if your cakes are great.

I did in any case, roll out a few improvements to the formula, including changing it for my high elevation, and heating it in two half estimated bundt container rather than a 12 cup tube dish. Except if I’m serving a group, I lean toward two little bundts so I can serve one now and put one in the cooler for some other time.

The cake has a gentle key lime flavor, yet the tart coating gives it an incredible eruption of lime flavor. It’s a sweet, clammy pound cake, yet not exactly as thick as most pound cakes, which caused it to feel like you’re eating somewhat lighter.

I served the cake the manner in which they served it on Southern Living with a spot of whipped cream and a cut of lime.

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To Make this Recipe You’Il Need the following ingredients:



Key Lime Pound Cake
1 cup butter, softened
½ cup shortening
3 cups sugar
6 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking powder
⅛ tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup key lime juice
1 tsp key lime zest
Key Lime Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp key lime juice
½ tsp vanilla extract



Preheat oven to 325ºF. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan and set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together butter and shortening at medium speed until light and creamy.
Gradually add sugar to the butter mixture, beat until light and fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
Stir in vanilla, key lime juice, and zest. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack.
Prepare glaze by whisking together powdered sugar, lime juice, and vanilla until smooth. Pour glaze over the top of the cake.


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