Cake of the Week: Key Lime Pound Cake and Key Lime Buttercream Frosting
I've got two separate recipes for you today. They aren't paired together, but I think someone should definitely give it a try.
First up is Key Lime Pound Cake. Key lime is a wonderful summer flavor. Add it to pies, cupcakes, ice cream, or whatever you want, and you've got a tropical summer treat. What I like about a good pound cake is that the cake is so incredible on its own. You don't need a fancy frosting; just a glaze or a little drizzle and it's perfect. Because this is a Key lime pound cake, it has a Key lime glaze, of course!
If you're like me, you love a good pound cake, but you also love thick layers of frosting. I knew I had to share this Key Lime Buttercream Frosting as soon as I came across it. In the picture below, the frosting looks so thick and fluffy. I love the way it was swirled and spread onto the cake. The pound cake and the frosting don't have to be used together, but I certainly don't think it would be a bad thing if they were! The frosting could be used on many other flavors of cake as well. White cake, lemon, strawberry, maybe even chocolate. I would love to experiment with some graham cracker crumbs in cake batter to create a graham cracker cake with this Key Lime Buttercream. I really enjoy taking flavors that are traditionally used in one dessert form, like pie, and converting them to another form, like cake.
No matter which flavor combinations you choose, you can create some seriously tasty summer desserts with these two recipes. Give them a try and let us know how it goes!