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Key lime Pound cake on wooden cake pedestal - J Dub By Design™

J Dub’s Key Lime Pound Cake


This pound cake is just the right amount of sweet with the perfect hint of key lime.


  • 3 cups flour (360 grams)
  • 2 cups sugar (400 grams)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup fresh key lime juice (57 grams)
  • 1 cup buttermilk (227 ml)
  • 1 1/2 cups temperature butter (339 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons key lime juice



  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease and flour a bundt pan.
  3. Whip butter until creamy.
  4. Add sugar and mix until creamy.
  5. Add eggs one at a time, mixing until just incorporated.
  6. Whisk flour and baking powder together.
  7. Add flour to sugar mixture, alternating with milk.
  8. Mix until combined.
  9. Add vanilla and key lime juice then mix again.
  10. Bake for 50 -55 minutes, checking at 50 minutes to see if a toothpick comes out clean
  11. Remove from oven and allow to completely cool in pan on a cooling rack
  12. Once cool, flip over to remove from pan.
  13. Mix together the powdered sugar and lime juice.
  14. Using a spoon, drizzle the icing over the pound cake.
  15. Sprinkle the cake with lime zest.
  16. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Category: desserts
  • Cuisine: American