Key West (Lime) Pound Cake

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  • 1 cup soft butter
  • 1/2 cup good shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Beat butter and shortening until well blended.  Add sugar gradually and continue beating

Add eggs one at a time

Mix flour, powder and salt

Mix vanilla into  milk

Add flour to mixture, alternating with the milk, ending with the flour.

Put into your prepared pan – customarily it is a large 10 cup tube pan, also known as an angel food pan.

Bake at 325 for about 60-80 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.

Cool in pan for 10 minutes or more and then turn out onto a cooling rack.


  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice (preferably key lime but regular lime juice can be used)

Mix until smooth and drizzle over cake.  Let glaze set for about one hour before serving.

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