Go Back
+ servings
Print Pin
4.8 from 10 votes

Lime Pound Cake w/ Fresh Lime Glaze

Homemade glazed lime pound cake recipe that bakes up moist, dense and so soft thanks to buttermilk and lime yogurt! Perfectly sweet and tart with a bold lime glaze
Course cake, Dessert, pound cake
Cuisine American, southern
Keyword lemon, lime, moist, pound cake, southern
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 12 people
Author Divas Can Cook


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 5 oz lime flavored yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract can also use half lime extract and half vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime zest
  • LIME GLAZE double recipe if you want to glaze the entire cake
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest


  • Preheat oven to 325 F.
  • Generously grease and flour a bundt pan. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl sift together flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl cream together shortening, butter and sugar.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time until batter is fluffy.
  • In a small bowl, mix together buttermilk and lime yogurt.
  • Alternate adding the buttermilk yogurt mix and the dry mixture into the wet batter.
  • Mix in vanilla extract, lime juice, and lime zest until well combined.
  • Spoon batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 1 hour and 15-20 minutes. (I check the center edges with a wooden skewer to make sure it is completely done)
  • Let cake cool before gently removing from the pan.
  • When cake has cooled completely drizzle with glaze.
  • To make the glaze, mix together powdered sugar and enough lime juice to create a thick, yet pourable consistency (think Elmer's glue) Stir in lime zest.
  • Serve cake garnished with lime slices, a sprinkling of lime zest, and vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.