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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Key Lime Cake

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

Key Lime Glaze

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, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to butter mixture alternately 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. 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. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 to 15 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Prepare Key Lime Glaze, and immediately brush over top and sides of cake. Cool completely (about 1 hour).

Key Lime Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons fresh Key lime juice
 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Whisk together powdered sugar, fresh Key lime juice, and vanilla until smooth. Use immediately
recipe source: My Recipes


  1. Ooh, this sounds and looks delicious!!

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  2. Yum, what a lovely crumb to your cake. Great flavor pick! I hope you'll come by this weekend and link it up to Sweets for a Saturday.

  3. This looks (and sounds) incredible. Will be baking a key lime cake this weekend to be sure!

    Thanks for stopping by over at Muffin Monday. :) Hope you enjoy the raspberry/blueberry muffins!

    Blessings, ~Lisa

  4. Looks yummy! I know my kids will love it!

    Thanks for stopping by over at my blog.

  5. That look so yummy, thanks for sharing.

  6. This sounds so refreshing and delicious! I've got to try it!

  7. Forgot to mention, would love for you to link your Key Lime Cake recipe up at Muffin Monday. Hope to see you! Thanks!

  8. This looks delicious!

    Thanks for stopping by PJ's Pastry Shoppe!


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