Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Vanilla Lime Pound Cake

I haven't made a pound cake in quite a while  and when I saw this one I just had to try it - within the next few days....it was one of "those" recipes that you just have to make the first chance you get.  It does not disappoint.  Not if you are a lime lover. And I love lime.....Just be prepared that the recipe as written is heavy on lime.  You can certainly use less if you like but the flavor won't be as intense.  Just be careful when you bake this because the cake does tend to brown a bit too  much....so you may definitely want to tent it with foil as soon as you see it has browned enough...I found the original recipe here.  I made some slight changes which I will add in parenthesis.....

3 large eggs
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 tablespoons lime zest
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
contents of one vanilla bean (I omitted this)
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup white sugar
1 1/2 stick butter, softened

In a small bowl, combine eggs, milk, vanilla extract, vanilla beans, lime zest and lime juice. Whisk together.
In the bowl of your electric mixed, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix until combined. Add butter and mix until batter starts to come together. Add half of the egg mixture and mix on medium for 30 seconds. Add the remaining egg mixture in two parts, scraping down the sides of the bowl and mixing on medium speed for about 30-45 seconds each.
Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit in the bottom of your loaf pan and butter it. Spray the entire loaf pan with baking spray and lay the parchment paper down, buttered side up. Pour the batter in the loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes. If cake gets too brown on top, lightly tent it with foil. Let cool before glazing.

Vanilla Lime Glaze
1/4 cup lime juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon heavy cream
3/4 -1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon lime zest

Whisk all ingredients together to form a glaze. Add more liquid or sugar to get desired consistency.  Drizzle on cake!

6 comments:

Mal said...

This sounds and looks completely wonderful!

Mal @ The Chic Geek

teresa said...

yeah, i'm going to make this today :)

Jenn said...

I am a lover of lime too.. I bet this was soooooo incredibly good!!

Joanne said...

I'm quite a lime lover so it's obvious that this cake must be made!

My Inner Chick said...

Ooo, Debbie,
This looks INCREDIBLE.
I am printing it out right now.
Thank you.
More sweets for the ass. x

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Sounds like a great pound cake to have in the summer. I love lime!