Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together the sugar and butter.
  3. Beat until light and fluffy.
  4. Add key lime juice, lime rind and vanilla.
  5. Add one egg at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  6. Mix in sour cream.
  7. Sift in flour and baking soda.
  8. Mix to blend thoroughly.
  9. Spoon batter into a greased 10" Bundt pan or tube pan.
  10. Bake for 60-65 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
  11. Cool on a wire rack for 15-20 minutes before turning cake out of pan.
  12. Meanwhile, make the glaze by combining confectioners' sugar and key lime juice.
  13. Mix until smooth.
  14. Pour glaze over warm cake.
  15. Let cool completely before serving.
Most Helpful

This is the first pound cake I ever made. Didn't come out as moist as I'd hoped, but it was probably overcooked a bit. Also, I used fresh key limes since I couldn't find Floriddean brand (or any other brand) key lime juice.

Mark H. September 04, 2001

My son picked this as the dessert he wanted for Thanksgiving and he's eaten almost the whole cake by himself. Very good cake...excellent texture....thanks for a good recipe.

LW Taylor November 28, 2006

We increased the amount of lime juice to 2 tbsps. Everybody enjoyed it

Bill Nilsen February 26, 2005