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Food – Key Lime Pound Cake

Food - Key Lime Pound Cake

Key Lime Pound Cake

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup key lime juice
… 5 large eggs
3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
green food coloring (optional)
for glaze
2 cups powdered sugar
3-4 tablespoons key lime juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place rack in lowest position. Grease and flour a bundt pan or 2 loaf pans.
In small bowl, combine buttermilk and lime juice, set aside.
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add in eggs one at a time, beating well to fully combine. Combine flour, salt, baking soda and powder in separate bowl, stir to combine. Add flour and buttermilk mixtures to butter mixture, alternating, starting and ending with flour. Do not overmix. Add in food coloring, stir just to combine. Spoon batter into prepared pan(s). Bake for 50-60 minutes, testing with a toothpick for doneness.
Remove from oven and let rest in pan for 15 minutes before inverting onto cooling rack to cool completely.
Prepare glaze by combining powdered sugar and lime juice to a thick pouring consistency. Drizzle over cooled cake. Let cake set for 30 minutes before serving

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