Lime Cake with Glaze

Serves: 12

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 45 min


2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
2 1/2 cups sugar, divided
4 eggs
1/4 cup grated lime zest
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, divided
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon , pure vanilla extract
for the glaze:
2 cups confectionersí sugar, sifted
3 1/2 teaspoons , freshly squeezed lime juice


Preheat the oven to 350. Grease and flour 2 (8 1/2 by 4 1/4 by 2 1/2-inch) loaf pans. Next, cream the butter and 2 cups granulated sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer until light and fluffy, or about 5 minutes. With the mixer on medium speed, add the eggs, 1 at a time, and the lemon zest.

Next, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. In another bowl, combine 1/4 cup lemon juice, the milk, and vanilla. Add the flour and wet mixture to the batter. Divide the batter evenly between the pans, smooth the tops, and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until a cake tester comes out clean.


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