Key Lime Daiquiri Pound Cake

I have a softspot in my heart (my stomach?) for key lime food products and daiquiri's so when I saw this recipe online I had to get it saved and printed out before I lost it again! (How many times have you found a recipe online, intended to go back and print it off and then lost it or forgot it? Exactly!) So I made sure to get this one down. I actually plan on printing it off and sending it to my SIL as she just moved back to Florida 2 weeks ago and she loves to bake and cook. This would be perfect for her and husband to enjoy as a little celebration cake of finally getting to move back to Florida, as she's wanted to for so many years!

Key Lime Daiquiri Pound Cake
by Suzanne Zick

1 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
2 cups white sugar
5 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons rum
1 tablespoon grated key lime zest
2 teaspoons key lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons key lime juice
3 tablespoons rum

1. Preheat oven to 325°.
2. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.
3. Mix together the flour and baking powder.
4. In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup butter, shortening, and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy.
5. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
6. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing just until incorporated.
7. Stir in 2 tablespoons of rum, key lime zest, 2 teaspoons key lime juice, vanilla and lemon juice.
8. Pour batter into prepared pan.
9. Bake in a preheated oven for 90 minutes, or until tests done.
10. Allow to cool in pan 10 minutes.
11. Turn it out onto wire rack.
12. While warm, prick top of cake with toothpick.
13. Pour Key Lime Daiquiri Glaze over the warm cake.
14. Cool completely.
15. To make Glaze: In small saucepan, combine ¼ cup sugar, ¼ cup butter and 2 tablespoons key lime juice.
16. Bring to boil.
17. Continue boiling, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
18. Remove from heat and stir in 3 tablespoons rum.Print Friendly and PDF