You don't need to go to the Keys for the famous flavor of Key Lime pound cake. This cake absolutely lived up to every expectation I had for it. It's rich, decadent and delicious. The Key Lime ensures every bite will tingle your taste buds.
1 cup Butter
1/2 cup Shortening
2 cups White sugar
3 cups All-purpose flour
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1 cup Milk
2 Tablespoons Rum
1 Tablespoon Grated Key Lime zest
2 tsp Key Lime juice
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
1/2 tsp Lemon juice
1/4 cup White sugar
1/4 cup Butter
2 Tablespoons Key Lime juice
3 Tablespoons Rum
Oven Temp ~ 325°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 10 inch tube pan
Mix together the flour and baking powder.
In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup butter, 1/2 cup shortening and 2 cups sugar, until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing just until incorporated. Stir in 2 tablespoons rum, Key Lime zest, 2 teaspoons Key Lime juice, vanilla extract and lemon juice.
Pour Key Lime cake batter into prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes. Turn Key Lime Pound Cake out onto wire rack. While warm, prick top of cake with toothpick. Pour Key Lime Glaze over warm cake. Cool completely.
In a small saucepan, combine 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup butter and 2 tablespoons Key Lime juice. Bring to boil. Continue to boil, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in 3 tablespoons rum.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!