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Key Lime Bundt Cake


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Key Lime Bundt Cake

I came up with this recipe when I had a bag of key limes and knew I did not want to make pie. You can surely use regular limes, but there is something nice about these little guys they make a really flavorful cake. I used coconut milk since that flavor goes well with limes and I would even try using coconut oil in place of margarine next time.


  • Prep Time : 20 min
  • Cook Time : 45 min
  • Ready Time : 1 hour, 5 min




  • 3 tablespoons lime zest
  • 3 tablespoons fresh key lime juice
  • cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups flour (I used white whole wheat)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup coconut milk mixed with 1 teaspoon lime juice

Key Lime Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons key lime juice


Preheat oven to 350.

Combine the lime zest and juice and set aside.

Coat a 9 inch bundt pan with cooking spray and sprinkle with a bit of sugar.

In a medium bowl combine, flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.

In the bowl of a stand mixer cream together sugar and margarine, once fluffy add sugar.  Then add the lime juice mix and eggs, stir until combined.

Add flour mixture and buttermilk a little at a time alternating between the two until the batter comes together.

Pour into prepared cake pan and place in oven for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Before serving, prepare glaze by mixing lime juice and powdered sugar.  You can add some extra lime zest here if you like. Mix until you achieve the right consistency to drizzle over the cake and serve.


About Tamar Genger MA, RD


Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!




4 Responses to Key Lime Bundt Cake

  1. Oh my gosh this sounds and looks so delicious! I love limes.

  2. The good thing about limes and key limes is that they have an undertone of sweet that works perfectly with the sour, which is why lime cake is so good. My kind of dessert, not too sweet.

  3. I made the cake using the coconut oil. it turned out great. Lots of flavor.

  4. avatar says: Chaya

    This cake looked really good especially since my husband loves key lime. The only thing was zesting and juicing the key limes took forever.

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