Few desserts capture the spirit of summer more than Key lime pie. But have you ever tried those flavors in cake form?

This year, indulge in this tangy Key lime pound cake from Southern Living. It’s the perfect end to a summer meal.

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You will need:


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • ¼ cup fresh Key lime juice


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh Key lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Get the full recipe here.

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Give your usual pound cake a zesty Key lime twist Jennifer Davick / Southern Living
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