Key Lime Pound Cake

ETHAN CALABRESE

Pack the zesty flavor of key lime pie into this sweet loaf.

INGREDIENTS
FOR THE POUND CAKE
1 1/2 c. (3 sticks) butter, softened
(8-oz.) block cream cheese
3 c. sugar
large eggs
3 tbsp. lime juice
3 c. all-purpose flour

Zest of 1 lime

FOR THE GLAZE
1 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. lime juice
2 tbsp. water
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Zest of 1 lime

DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Make the cake: In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Mix in sugar, then gradually add in eggs 1 to 2 at a time, beating on low until combined.
  3. Mix in lime juice, then flour. Fold in lime zest.
  4. Grease 4 mini loaf pans and pour in cake batter until each one is about 3/4 full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean, 43 to 45 minutes. (If you don’t have mini loaf pans, you can grease and fill a bundt pan and bake 70 to 73 minutes.) Let cool for 15 minutes.
  5. Make the glaze: Whisk together powdered sugar, lime juice, water and vanilla. (If the glaze is too thick, add extra water, about a teaspoon at a time.) Pour on top of cooled pound cake, then top with lime zest and serve.

SOURCE: Delish, Candace Braun Davison