Key Lime Pound Cake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Icing

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Serving: one 10-inch cake

Have you ever had a cake so good that you asked your friend for the recipe right away? Well, for me, this was it! I hope you all love it the same way I do. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

4 sticks butter, that’s 1 lb, room temperature

3 c sugar

6 large eggs plus 2 yolks, room temperature

3 1/2 c all-purpose flour

1/3 c plus 2 tablespoons fresh key lime juice

1/4 c grated Key lime zest

1 tsp vanilla

Icing:

8 oz cream cheese, room temperature

3-4 tbsp butter, room temperature

4 c confectioner’s sugar

2 tbsp freshly squeezed Key lime juice

2-3 tsp grated key lime zest

1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

Step 1: Prepare the oven and preheat to 325 degrees F.

Step 2: Apply non-stick cooking spray in a 10-inch tube pan.

Step 3: Beat the butter with a stand-up mixer.

Step 4: Add in sugar and beat for about 5 to 10 minutes or until well mixed.

Step 5: Add in the eggs gradually and beat every addition.

Step 6: Add in the lime zest and stir until well blended.

Step 7: Add in vanilla, milk, and juice. Stir until well combined.

Step 8: Mix both mixtures until well combined.

Step 9: Transfer the batter into the prepared tube pan and spread it evenly.

Step 10: Place it inside the preheated oven and bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean after inserting it in the middle.

Step 11: Remove from the oven and allow it to cool at room temperature.

To Make the Icing:

Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, add in the butter and cream cheese. Beat with a hand mixer until well combined.

Step 2: Add in confectioners’ sugar and beat until smooth.

Step 3: Add in zest, vanilla, and lime juice. Stir until well combined.

Step 4: Spread the icing over the cooled cake.

Step 5: Serve and enjoy!

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