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Florida Key Lime Cake

Updated on May 30, 2013


  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Shortening
  • 2 Cups White Sugar
  • 5 Eggs
  • 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Grated Key Lime Zest
  • 2 Tablespoons Rum
  • 2 Teaspoons Key Lime Juice
  • 1/4 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Key Lime Juice
  • 3 Tablespoons Rum


  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and Grease/ Flour a 10 Inch Pan.
  2. Mix together the Baking Powder and Flour and in another bowl cream together 1 Cup of Butter, 1/2 Cup Shortening, and 2 Cups Sugar until mixture is fluffy. One at a time beat in your eggs then add in the Flour mixture alternating with the Milk until well incorporated.
  3. Stir in 2 Tablespoons of your Rum, Key Lime Zest and 2 Teaspoons Key Lime Juice, and Vanilla Extract and Lemon Juice.
  4. Pour batter into your pan and bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until it passes the "Toothpick Test".
  5. (To make Glaze: In a small sized saucepan, combine 1/4 Cup Sugar, 1/4 Cup Butter, 2 Tablespoons Key Lime Juice. Bring to Boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in 2 Tablespoons Rum. ) Allow Cake to cool down for 10 minutes and poke (with a toothpick) Pouring Key Lime Daiquiri Glaze over top.
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    • Ceres Schwarz profile image

      Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

      Wow this looks like a good recipe. The image of the Florida key lime cake looks really good and delicious. Now I really want to have some. I don't think I've ever had lime cake before but this really sounds like a good and interesting recipe.

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

      This looks really delish and looks to have a texture like my lemon ginger pound cake. Bet it would go great with a coffee. Thanks for a great hub.