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Key Lime Pound Cake

This key lime pound cake is a tart, sweet dessert that is indulgent but light and fresh. Completely homemade and perfect for any occasion!
Course Dessert / Treat
Cuisine American
Keyword Key Lime Pound Cake
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 1 cup butter at room temperature unsalted
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 7 medium eggs at room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour sifted
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp key lime or regular lime zest
  • 1/3 cup key lime juice or regular lime juice


  • 1 and 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tbsp fresh Key lime juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 325 F.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • Grease and flour a bundt or tube pan.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl combine the butter and shortening on medium speed until nice and creamy.
  • Slow staring adding in the sugar.
  • Add each egg, one at a time.
  • Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternating with the half & half.
  • Reduce the mixers speed from medium to low
  • Stir in vanilla extract, lime zest, and lime juice.
  • Pour the batter into prepared pan.
  • Make sure the batter is even in the pan.
  • Bake for 1 hour 30 minutes, or until done
  • Cool cake in pan on a wire rack 25 to 30 minutes before removing from the pan
  • Combine the ingredients for the icing.
  • When the cake is at room temperature, ice the cake.
  • Serve & enjoy.


if you’d like the cake to have some “color”, add a few drops of green food coloring.