Monday, June 20, 2016

Key Lime Bundt Cake

This recipe is originally from Life in the Lofthouse. I have been on a bit of a bundt cake kick lately and my family especially loves the citrus ones I've made, so I was excited to find this key lime one!
Start adding 3/4 cup of softened butter to a medium sized bowl. I usually soften my butter by putting it in a warm glass dish or by microwaving it for 5 seconds at a time.
Mix in 1 3/4 cups of granulated sugar and 2 tablespoons of lime zest. Note: 1 Lime will produce about 2 tablespoons of lime zest.
Beat in 3 eggs, one at a time and stir in 1/4 cup of key lime juice. The original recipe calls for fresh key lime juice, but I used bottled key lime juice and didn't have any problems. Finally, stir in 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk.
Stir in 3 cups of all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk.. Then pour the cake batter into a greased 12 cup bundt cake pan. Bake the cake at 350°F for 50 to 60 minutes, until a knife comes out clean.
Allow the cake to cool for 10 to 20 before removing it from the pan and transferring it to a cooling rack. Allow the cake to cool completely before pouring the glaze over it.
For the glaze, mix together 2 1/2 cups of icing sugar, 3 tablespoons of key lime juice, and 1 tablespoon of milk. Drizzle this mixture over the cooled bundt cake. I halved the glaze recipe, because I had a feeling it would make a lot and I ended up having enough with half, but if you like more glaze then go for the whole recipe!

for the cake:
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons Key Lime Zest (or regular lime zest)
3 eggs
1/4 cup of key lime juice
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 buttermilk

for the glaze:
2 1/2 cups icing sugar
3 tablespoons key lime juice
1 tablespoon milk

1. Cream together butter, granulated sugar and key lime zest.
2. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Mix in in Key Lime Juice, flour, baking soda and buttermilk.
3. Pour batter into greased 12 cup bundt cake pan and bake at 350°F for 50 to 60 minutes.
4. Let the cake cool for 10- 20 minutes before removing from pan. While the cake is cooling, mix together the icing sugar, key lime juice and milk in a small bowl. When the cake is completely cool, drizzle the glaze over it.


1 comment:

  1. YESSS!! This looks soon gooood!!!