The pound cake is a classic dessert and a fabulous blank canvas to dress up in a variety of ways. By simply tweaking a few ingredients, the ordinary pound cake can transform into something really special. Take, for example, a key lime pound cake. Key lime pie is a Southern specialty that blends perfectly into a pound cake recipe if you’re looking for a tangy twist!
Barbara Bakes’ recipe for key lime pound cake doesn’t skimp the good stuff! Her recipe calls for butter and shortening to create “the best of both worlds” when it comes to texture and taste. And the glaze on this cake looks absolutely divine! This would be absolutely beautiful to serve to guests.
Paula over at Call Me PMC has a key lime pound cake recipe that is “full of bright citrus flavor” that she knows will remind you of sitting out on the beach on a summer’s day. If you like a dense, moist cake, then this might be your favorite recipe of the bunch.
The key lime pound cake recipe from Chocolate, Chocolate and More would be perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day dessert. (Alas, there’s no chocolate in this recipe!) Unlike the other cakes we’ve featured, this beauty of a baked good has a festive green color thanks to food coloring. The recipe also allows for store-bought key lime juice, compared to hand-squeezed. That’s a nice little time saver for the kitchen.
Finally, we had to feature a recipe from Divas Can Cook. First of all, what a great blog name! Second, one look at their glazed lime pound cake with the air-light texture and delicate glaze had our mouths watering. Allegedly, this cake tastes just as good at breakfast as it does after dinner. Who wouldn’t love cake for breakfast?