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How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.
  • In a large bowl, beat 1 cup of butter, shortening and 2 cups of sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, blending each one thoroughly.
  • Combine the flour and baking powder, stir into the batter
  • alternating with the milk, vanilla and 1/2 cup of key lime juice.
  • Pour into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the crown of the cake comes out clean, about 90 minutes.
  • While the cake is baking, make the glaze in a small bowl.
  • Stir together 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup butter and key lime juice.
  • When the cake is done, invert it onto a wire rack while still warm, but not straight out of the oven. Poke several times with a skewer or toothpick. Pour the glaze over the warm cake allowing it to seep into the holes. Allow the cake to cool completely before serving.

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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Have two lbs. of key limes...going to make this cake today! perfect.
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    " It was excellent "
    gagagrits ate it and said...
    I really need to try this one, it sounds delish, will take it next time I need a dessert.....:)
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    " It was excellent "
    linspj ate it and said...
    This cake is awesome! Rich and full of lime flavor. I garnished the cake with lime zest after the glaze and them put thin slices of lime around the cake on the platter. Show stopper!!
    Many compliments!
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    " It was excellent "
    linspj ate it and said...
    Just found this Henrie...making it today to take with me. It sounds delicious! Thanks.
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  • canzi 6 years ago
    Another winner! Thank you!
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  • angelgirl94 6 years ago
    How in the world did I let this recipe get past me? I just found the dessert I'll be serving at my next dinner party. Thanks Henrie! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    I LOVE key lime anything and this recipe sounds fantastic. Thanks for yet another great post Henrie, you are the best. Hugs, Cat
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    " It was excellent "
    bakermel ate it and said...
    Sounds delicious!!!! :) TY Henrie!
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  • beelzebufo_ 6 years ago
    Henrie, do you think you could come up with something richer? This sounds delicious. I hope the family will like it.
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    " It was good "
    jeffsgirl ate it and said...
    Did you say key lime? Did you say tropical Island? I say you got my 5! Thanks for another wonderful sounding recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    juliecake ate it and said...
    You always have such wonderful recipes and this is no exception, just love everything about this! Thanks. j
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    " It was excellent "
    grandmommy ate it and said...
    Oh! Henrie this sounds delightful!
    i put on the brakes to read anything that has lemon or lime in it and I wasn't dissapointed!
    I never expect to be with your recipes. Thanks for the great post Henrie. My 5 to you.
    Denise
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    Now I have to find some Key Limes!! Sounds so good! Got my 5
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    " It was excellent "
    krumkake ate it and said...
    Henrie, everone has to STOP posting all these great summery-sounding, refreshing, fruity, sweet-tart recipes tonight...I am SO ready for summer. I have a ton of new recipes to try, now I just need the sun (what does that look like again?) and a little warmth - you can skip the mosquitos...just sun, warmth, and this pound cake will do very nicely. Great post!
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    " It was excellent "
    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    The ingredients speak for themselves! This is a great, delicious recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    lor ate it and said...
    Anything with lemons or limes is put at the top of my recipe list. Thank you Henrie for another wonderful "5" fork recipe.
    Cheers!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    I love this cake!! Jett
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  • grandmacooks 6 years ago
    Mmmm...sounds wonderful!
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    " It was excellent "
    kukla ate it and said...
    Excellent post, Henrie :) Key limes are fabulous (much better than regular limes...) and this is being printed off & saved! (Will wait for some help from my daughter to juice the key limes, LOL!)
    TY :)
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    " It was excellent "
    tippystclair ate it and said...
    Yum! It's just gone on the baking list right to the top!
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