Raspberry Glazed Key Lime Cake

This pound cake loaf is a tangy key lime cake that is drizzled with a sweet, homemade raspberry glaze.  Everything about this easy cake screams happiness!

Key lime cake makes you feel like summer! The tangy cake is topped with a silky raspberry glaze! lemonsforlulu.com

My husband’s birthday is right around the corner.  I mean it is just days away, and I am not prepared.  I did buy tickets for a soccer game, but that’s about it.  When I ask him what he wants for his birthday, he sighs and changes the subject.  I know that neither of us need anything but if it were my birthday I am confident I could come up with a dozen or more gift ideas.

This key lime cake has a subtle tang to it, but the raspberry glaze keeps it sweet! Lemonsforlulu.com

This morning I asked my husband one more time if there was anything he wanted for his birthday.  This time he said he could use some “cool guy” clothes.  He said he was tired of embarrassing me.  What the heck do I do with that?  I’m not sure what “cool girl” clothes like let alone cool guy clothes.  For the record, he does not embarrass me; I think he is fabulous.  So I’m not sure I am qualified to fulfill his request.

This key lime cake will make you think of sunshine and summer! The raspberry glaze is the best!

What I am qualified to do, however, is serve up his favorite foods. Pork Parmesan and these Oven Roasted Carrots with Garlic and Parsley would make a pretty darn good birthday meal for my man, but the way to his heart is to make him anything with key limes. This coconut key lime trifle and this Tequila Key Lime Bundt Cake went over really well.  This year, I’m treating him to cake!

Key lime cake is a pound cake loaf coated with a simple and homemade raspberry glaze! lemonsforlulu.com

This key lime cake is a pound cake baked in a loaf pan.   Because it is a pound cake, it is a littler denser than traditional cakes.  But that’s what I wanted; I wanted a cake that would be a treat for breakfast OR after dinner.  This key lime cake is topped with a very simple raspberry glaze.  The glaze has the right amount of sweetness to compliment the tangy key limes.  A note on key limes: I used a combination of fresh key limes and key lime juice.  I found the fresh limes did not give me enough concentrated flavor.  Feel free to play around with this.  And play around with the glaze too, strawberries would be a great substitute for the raspberries.

My husband may not have anything to open for his birthday, but at least he will be well fed.

This key lime cake is simple but don't let dissuade you! The tangy cake tastes amazing with the homemade raspberry glaze! lemonsforlulu.com

Raspberry Glazed Key Lime Cake

Preparation 0:20 Cook Time 0:50 Total Time 1:10
Serves 12     adjust servings

This pound cake has a subtle key line flavor which is perfect for the sweet raspberry glaze!


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3 teaspoons key lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons key lime juice
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2  cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh raspberries


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with non-stick spray and set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs until incorporated.  Stir in zest, vanilla, and key lime juice.

In a small bowl, stir together the flour, salt, and baking soda.  Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients until fully blended.  Stir in sour cream.  Pour batter into prepared pan.  Bake cake for 50 minutes or until golden.  The cake is ready when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool completely on a cooling rack.

For the glaze, whisk together the butter, powdered sugar and heavy cream (adding more cream if necessary). Stir in raspberries.  Spread glaze over cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 263kcal Calories from fat 107
% Daily Value
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 56mg
Sodium 140mg
Carbohydrate 37g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 22g
Protein 3g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
This key lime cake is a pound cake loaf that comes together so easily. The cake is tangy and the glaze is sweet! Each slice is heavenly! lemonsforlulu.com


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