What's Cookin'? guest Patty Millay is back with a delicious spring recipe. Check this out!  It's Patty's recipe for Key Lime Pound Cake- a tempting taste from the South right in your own kitchen.
From Patty:
Spring has sprung and there are special events at every moment.  I have a very important bridal event coming up and Key Lime is her favorite.  After a good deal of research, I think I've found a real winner to make her celebration wonderful!  This is a delectable twist on an old  Southern favorite...Key Lime Pound Cake!  Light and luscious! This classic cake  can accompany any variety of menu items or hold it's own with a simple cup of coffee.  Prep and baking time are manageable...the result is Magnificent!
Photo by Patty Millay

KEY LIME POUND CAKE

 Cake

3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup Butter flavor Crisco
3 cups sugar
6 large eggs
1  1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lime zest
1/4 cup fresh Key lime juice
Glaze
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons fresh Key lime juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
An additional note from Patty:
I learned a lot about juicing and zesting today!   Who knew there was an art to these simple tasks!  Zest the fruit whole  - then juice - trust me, on this.  You get much more zest from the whole fruit and the press from the zest frees up the juice for the next step. Do these tasks first. it makes your process faster and easier.
Directions:
In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.In your stand mixer, beat butter and Crisco at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended.
Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternating with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition.
Mix in vanilla, lime zest, and lime juice. Pour batter into a greased and floured Bundt pan.
Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 20 minutes at 325* or until a sharp knife inserts and comes out clean.
Glaze:
Whisk together powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons fresh Key lime juice, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla until smooth. Immediately brush or drizzle over top and sides of cake.
Cool completely before serving
This has a pleasant presentation and pairs well with other dishes or stands alone beautifully.  I just love it and I hope that you do too!
Cheers and Congratulations! xxooxx

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