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Key Lime Cake recipe

This luscious sweet-tart lime cake is icedwhile hot with a simple syrup of lime and powdered sugar.

Recipe: Key Lime Cake

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 teaspoon grated key lime zest
1 tablespoon fresh key lime juice
2/3 cup buttermilkSyrup:
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup fresh key lime juice

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).Grease a 9-inch spring form tube pan and set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, stir togetherthe flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream togetherbutter and oil with a mixer until well blended. Gradually addsugar and beat until blended. Beat in the eggs, lime zest, andjuice.
  • Alternately stir into the creamed mixturethe flour mixture and buttermilk. Mix well.
  • Pour batter into the pan and bake forabout 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comesout clean.
  • To make the syrup, whisk together thepowdered sugar and the lime juice.
  • While the cake is still warm, poke holesin it using the tines of a serving fork. Spoon the lime syrupevenly over the cake. Cool completely and dust with additionalpowdered sugar.

    Makes 10 to 12 servings.

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