Lime Pound Cake Recipe
I love pound cakes and this one is no exception. They get better the second day almost always and have a wonderful dense texture. In the case of this lime pound cake by the second day it have fully developed the lime flavor I was looking for. This particular cake also has sour cream in it so it is a really moist cake. I baked this cake for my friend Michele’s first blogiversary over at Flavor Mosaic! We are celebrating by giving away a Kitchen Aid Mixer! Be sure to come enter… you can’t win it if you don’t!
I should of used a larger bread pan, use your biggest one because I still had enough batter to make 5 cupcakes after filling up my bread pan. Now that isn’t a bad thing, it gave me some to sample while waiting for the cake to develop it’s flavor. There was enough frosting/glaze left to do the cupcakes too.
Tender, light lime flavored lime pound cake. It has a nice flavor and is better the second day.
- 1 cup butter (melted)
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup sour cream
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
- 3 tablespoons grated lime peel
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1l2 cups confectioner's sugar
- grated zest of a lime
- juice of a lime
- Melt the butter. Add to a mixer bowl fitted with a whip attachment. Add the sugar. Beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
- Add the eggs one at a time and beat until mixed in. Add the vanilla and sour cream. Beat until thoroughly incorporated.
- Add the lime juice and zest.
- Add the flour and beat until incorporated.
- Spray a large breadpan with cooking spray. Pour batter into pan about 2/3 full. If there is extra batter make cupcakes.
- Bake at 325 degrees for about 40 minutes, 18 minutes for cupcakes. Use a tester to make sure cake is baked. It will not be wet when pulled out of the cake when you test it. Cool on a wire rack. Frost when cool.
- To make frosting combine the juice, zest and confectioner's sugar. If it is still too thick add a little water. Frost or use a spoon and drizzle frosting over top.