key lime cakePOUND CAKE

1-1/2 Cup (3 sticks) butter, softened

1 (8-oz) block cream cheese

3 cups sugar

5 large eggs

3 Tbls lime juice

3 cups flour

Zest of 1 lime


1 cup powdered sugar

1 tesp lime juice

2 Tbls water

1/2 tesp pure vanilla

zest of 1 lime


  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ
  2. Make the cake: In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Mix in sugar, then gradually add in eggs 1 to 2 at a time, beating on low until combined.
  3. Mix in lime juice, then flour. Fold in lime zest.
  4. Grease 4 mini loaf pans and pour in cake batter until each one is about 3/4 full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean. 43 to 45 minutes. (If you don't have mini loaf pans, you can grease and fill a bundt pan and beke 70-73 minutes.) Let cool for 15 minutes.
  5. Make the glaze: Whisk together powdered sugar, lime juice, water and vanilla. (f the glaze is too thick, add extra water, about a teaspoon at a time.) Pour on top of cooled pound cake, then top with the lime zest and serve.