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Key Lime Pound Cake


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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh key lime juice
  • Key lime glaze



Step 1

1. Preheat oven to 325. Beat butter and shortening at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time beating just until blended after each addition.
2. Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to butter mixture alternatively with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla, lime zest, and lime juice. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch (12 cup) tube pan.
3. Bake at 325 for 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cook in pan on a wire rack 10-15 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack.
4. Prepare key lime glaze and immediately brush over top and sides of cake. Cool completely (about one hour).

Key Lime Glaze - whisk together one cup powdered sugar, 2 tbsp fresh key lime juice and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract until smooth. Use immediately.


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