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Florida Key Lime Pound Cake

Florida Key Lime Pound Cake
If you like the taste of Florida key limes, you’ll love this. The tangy taste of key limes matched with the sweetness of pound cake makes for a delightful dessert. Wait until your pour the key lime glaze on top!
If you don’t have access to Florida key limes, I recommend substituting regular limes.

Florida Key Lime Pound Cake

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  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 5 oz lime flavored yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (can also use half lime extract and half vanilla extract)
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime zest
  • LIME GLAZE (double recipe if you want to glaze the entire cake)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon lime zest
  1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  2. Generously grease and flour a bundt pan. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl sift together flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl cream together shortening, butter and sugar.
  5. Beat in eggs one at a time until batter is fluffy.
  6. Mix in buttermilk and lime yogurt.
  7. Mix in vanilla extract, lime juice, and lime zest until well combined.
  8. Spoon batter into prepared pan.
  9. Bake for 1 hour and 15-20 minutes. (I check the center edges with a wooden skewer to make sure it is completely done)
  10. Let cake cool before gently removing from the pan.
  11. When cake has cooled completely drizzle with glaze.
  12. To make the glaze, mix together powdered sugar and enough lime juice to create a thick, yet pourable consistency Stir in lime zest.
  13. Serve cake garnished with lime slices, a sprinkling of lime zest, and vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
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