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Lime & Ginger Pound Cake

Updated on April 30, 2013
Perfect altitude recipe
Perfect altitude recipe

Serving Sugestions

This Recipe Makes 2 Loaf size Cakes

  • For high altitude bakers! Baking in the altitude does not have to be a challenge. Without adjusting sugar quantities or liquids, just bake at a lower temperature for longer to avoid boiling the sugar rather than baking it.

Lime and ginger a perfect tropical combination, put that into an easy pound cake recipe and you will be transported to a tropical island. Go a step further and top with icing and coconut.

This recipe is ideal for those altitude bakers out there, it has been tested at 3,300mt and comes out moist and a perfect tea time cake.

You may have guessed from my other hubs that 1. I love desserts so forget having a skinny figure, that was all the rave a decade ago, now big is the new beautiful & 2. Ginger has to fit in a recipe somewhere.

It really doesn't matter if you use lemons or limes with this recipe, key limes are perfect as they have a great tangy flavour. Try this recipe out on your children they will love it. Add a tangy lemon icing as instructed on my lemon cake hub and they will just devour it.

5 stars from 6 ratings of Lime & Ginger Pound Cake


  • 2 2/3 cups plain flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 8oz / 225g butter softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt or milk
  • 1 tbsp lemon or lime zest
  • 3 tbsp lemon or lime juice
  • 3 tbsp fresh ginger grated or chopped fine
  • 2 tbsp ginger syrup, (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 325f (160c). Make sure you have the rack set for the middle of the oven.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine together all the dry ingredients (flour,sugar,salt,baking powder). Add the softened butter and mix in well with an electric mixer or you can rub in the butter to make a breadcrumb texture.
  3. In a seperate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients (egg yolks, eggs,milk,lime zest, lime juice and ginger). Add the liquid a little at a time to the flour mixing together. Keep adding the liquid until it is all combined together.
  4. Divide the mix into 2 silicone loaf tins and bake until it is lightly coloured, this will take around 60 mins. Check to see if baked through by inserting a tooth pick through the centre of the cake. If it is clean when removed the cake is ready to remove from the oven.
  5. Allow to cool completely before removing from the baking tin.

Why do we call it a "pound cake"?

Where did it get its name from?

Traditionally the cake was made using a pound of each of the four ingredients. A pound of flour, eggs, butter and sugar. Now there are so many variations depending on where you come from and now that so many different ingredients are available and more people are becoming adventurous with their eating habits.

Pound cakes are usually baked in loaf tins and decorated with icing.

Now for the controversial bit: It is claimed that it originated in Britain, but if you have other evidence please feel free to leave your counter argument below.


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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from LIMA, PERU

      Thanks rajan it truly is a good recipe but then i am partial to a bit of ginger. Friends really do love this cake especially with having it with hot vanilla custard.

      Thanks for sharing.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Interesting recipe and it looks so delicious. Nice learning about the origin of the name pound cake.

      voted up and rated 5 stars. Thanks for sharing. Pinning this.

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from LIMA, PERU

      Hope you get to try this recipe out. It is lovely and moist and just packed with flavour.

      Thanks for sharing

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from LIMA, PERU

      Thanks for coming by and you bet it's yummy.

      Love the name by the way. Thanks for sharing

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      Mary 4 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

      This looks very yummy, voted up, more and shared.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      lemonkerdz, this looks amazing. And from your pictures I can tell that this cake is very moist. Thank you for sharing your beautiful recipe with us.

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from LIMA, PERU

      Thanks Marcy for your coments and yes it is devine, i love it. You can get ginger syrup from amazon following this link i will add it to the hub as well. I would guess depending on where you live most grocery stores will have it or you can even make your own.

      I do like getting the stem ginger as well so that you can add small pieces of sweet sticky ginger to your recipes. Or maybe i need to do it as a future hub.

      Thanks for coming by and commenting

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

      This sounds like heaven! Two of my favorite flavors - Devine! Any tips on where to get ginger syrup? I know we can go without it, but it has me intrigued!

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from LIMA, PERU

      Really glad you like the set up and ohhh yes cakes with lime are just amazing. it is a moist cake and in a colder climate under a cake stand it will stay tasting fresh for a whole week....i kept a piece to try and devoured the rest in errr a few days.

      As a ginger freak i am just on with trying out a ginger truffle recipe, if it works out i will let you know.

      Hope you get to try this recipe soon.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi lemonkerdz,

      Love your recipes and this is another beauty! Your layout, firstly is stunning, your logo, font and line dividers . . . really unique and individual, well done, i'm lime green with envy! Love ginger and lime combo or the lemon, you can't beat these flavors. The cake looks so moist and appetizing, I will pin this for later as I have every intention of making this! Voted up, useful, interesting, shared and pinned!

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from LIMA, PERU

      He will be such a happy man :-)) deserves a treat.

      With the coffee? that's the way to a mans heart. Enjoy making it and enjoy the smile on your mans face when he smells that baking in the oven. Have a great evening!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I have all of the ingredients on hand with the exception of ginger syrup which is optional so just might go ahead and surprise my husband by making this lime ginger pound cake. Sounds like it would be great to have with a cup of coffee. Up and useful votes, sharing and pinning to my cakes and sweet breads board. Thanks for this great sounding recipe!