Easy Lime Pound Cake

The Harried Housewife (aka, Cynthia O’Connor O’Hara and creator of Cooking, Baking, and Making) shares her recipe for Easy Lime Pound Cake.


  • 1 (16-ounce) package pound cake mix, plus ingredients to prepare it
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan with shortening; dust with flour. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Stir in lime zest. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack set over foil. Cool 10 minutes more. Meanwhile, combine sugar and lime juice in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH just until sugar has dissolved, 10 to 20 seconds. Stir well. Poke a long skewer into the top of cake at about 1-inch intervals; brush lime-sugar mixture over cake. Cool completely. Makes 12 servings.

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