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❤ Key Lime Pound Cake With Key Lime Cream Cheese Icing


    🔸4 sticks butter, that’s 1 pound, room temperature

    🔸3 cups sugar

    🔸6 large eggs plus 2 yolks, room temperature

    🔸3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

    🔸1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh key lime juice. If Key limes are not available conventional limes are perfectly fine. Stay away from the bottled Key lime juice unless you like a distinct metallic taste.

    🔸1/4 cup evaporated milk, (I always keep a good number of those small, 5 ounce cans in my pantry.)

    🔸1/4 cup grated Key lime zest

    🔸1 teaspoon vanilla

    Key Lime Cream Cheese Icing:

    🔸8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

    🔸3-4 tablespoons butter, room temperature

    🔸4 cups confectioner’s sugar

    🔸2 tablespoons freshly squeezed Key lime juice

    🔸2-3 teaspoons grated key lime zest

    🔸1 teaspoon vanilla extract



    🔹Preheat oven to 325°. Cover inside of 10 inch tube pan with non-stick spray. My pan is 10 1/2″ and it’s just fine. Set aside.

    🔹Using a stand-up mixer or electric hand-held, beat the butter well until light in color and fluffy scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

    🔹Add sugar and again beat well for at least 5 minutes. I use a stand up mixer and beat the mixture 5-10 minutes. I don’t like a “grainy” cake.

    🔹One at a time add the eggs and beat only until the yellow disappears.

    🔹Add lime zest to batter and mix to combine.

    🔹Stir juice, milk and vanilla together.

    🔹Now mixing by hand, gradually flour to the butter-egg mixture alternating with the key lime juice and milk mixture. Begin and end with flour. Mix just enough to incorporate all ingredients. You don’t want a tough pound cake!

    🔹Pour evenly into the tube pan and tap pan on the counter to loosen any air bubbles.

    🔹Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until cake tester comes out with a few moist crumbs but not wet.

    🔹Cool on a cooling rack for 10-15 minutes in the pan then transfer from pan to cooling rack and allow to cool another hour or until completely cool.

    Key Lime Cream Cheese Icing:

    🔹Using a hand mixer beat cream cheese and butter in a large bowl until well mixed.

    🔹Add confectioner’s sugar and beat well until completely smooth and fluffy.

    🔹Add key lime juice, zest and vanilla and mix until all ingredients are incorporated.

    🔹Ice cake.

    from theirreverentkitche


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