Lime Pound Cake
What do you do when you’re gifted a gallon bag of limes that need to be used immediately?!? Juice them all, zest what you can and make this extraordinary┬áLime Pound Cake.
Servings Prep Time
2loaves 20minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
2loaves 20minutes
Cook Time
  • 1cup unsalted butter
  • 2cups Sugar
  • 3 limes
  • 4 eggs
  • 3cups flour
  • 1/2teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4cup buttermilkor 1 TBSP vinegar plus enough milk to equal 3/4 cups
  • 2cups powdered sugar
  1. preheat oven to 350˚
  2. generously grease two loaf pans
  3. in the bowl of a stand mixer beat butter and sugar for 5 minutes or until it’s light and fluffy
  4. while it’s beating zest the limes and then juice them
  5. add the lime zest to the sugar mixture
  6. add eggs mixing well after each addition
  7. stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl, make sure to scraped off the beater as well, the lime zest has a tendency to get hung up on it
  8. mix the flour with the baking soda and baking powder
  9. mix the milk with a 1/4 cup of the lime juice, reserve the rest of the lime juice for the icing
  10. add 1/4 of the flour mix to the mixing bowl, follow it with 1/3 of the liquid, repeat beginning and ending with the flour, pulse between addition
  11. scraped down the bowl and mix by hand a few times to make sure everything is well combined
  12. divide the batter between the greased loaf pans
  13. bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  14. cool for 15 minutes, then remove from the pans and cool completely
  15. once cooled mix the two cups of powdered sugar with 2-3 Tablespoons of the leftover lime juice for a glaze, start with the smallest amount adding small amounts until the glaze is thin enough to drizzle and thick enough to cling