Rum and Lime Cake

    1 hour 45 minutes

    This is a simple pound cake recipe made special with the addition of lime juice and rum! Subtle, tropical and light, the perfect dessert!

    20 people made this

    Serves: 16 

    • 250g butter
    • 125g copha
    • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
    • 5 eggs
    • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 cup (250ml) milk
    • 2 tablespoons rum
    • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
    • 2 teaspoons lime juice
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 1/4 cup (65g) white sugar
    • 65g butter
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice
    • 3 tablespoons rum

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour30min  ›  Ready in:1hour45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170g degrees C. Grease and flour a 25cm ring tin. Mix together the flour and baking powder.
    2. In a large bowl cream together 250g butter, 125g copha and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk mixing just until incorporated. Stir in 2 tablespoons rum, lime zest, 2 teaspoons lime juice, vanilla essence and lemon juice.
    3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 90 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn it out onto wire rack. While warm prick top of cake with toothpick. Pour lime glaze over warm cake. Cool completely.
    4. To make lime glaze: In small saucepan combine 1/4 cup sugar, 65g butter and 2 tablespoons lime juice. Boil, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in 3 tablespoons rum.

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    While this cake certainly had it's good points, overall I was a little disappointed. The flavor was certainly delicate, and would have appreciated a stronger lime taste. Maybe next time I will double the amount of lime zest I put in. The glaze was delicious, but I think I would also double the amount of glaze to make the cake more flavorful overall. As per other reviews, the cake was actually ready after about 75 minutes. It was a little dry I felt also. Sour cream as a replacement for milk may remedy this. I think I will try again and make some alterations as the cake does have potential.  -  30 Jun 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made this cake for my grandaughter's 18th birthday. She wanted a mexican meal and this cake was perfect for dessert. My daughter-in-law said this cake was refreshing. It is a pound cake with a light but distinguished flavor. It is added to my recipe box, a definate keeper.  -  07 Mar 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    My boyfriend really enjoys key lime pies, so I put this together for him. Great recipe! Reminds me of my grandmother's pound cake, but with a key lime zing. He loved it!  -  30 Nov 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)