St. Patrick’s Day Dessert- Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

Let me introduce myself, I am Caitlin you know the one who used to do Cooking with Caitlin? Well I am back! I wish I could give you a good excuse but I don’t have one… Well today I don’t have any school and its getting close to St Patricks day so I thought why not do a recipe? I looked on Pinterest and found this yummy looking bundt cake recipe. I will be baking a Lemon Lime Pound Cake Recipe. I have never tried anything like that before. So I decided to do the recipe.


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lime pound cake


Then, a genius idea (at that time) came to my head. Why not make a video like on of my idol, Bethany Mota? Well I asked my mom and she said sure as long as I edit the video. Well it only went downhill from there. I won’t give you the details but there was some yelling involved…. So back to the recipe. The recipe was challenging because I never tried something like that before and that I was trying to film too. Without further ado here is the recipe.


pound cake


It is very important to cream your butter well  when making a pound cake recipe. It is easiest to use room temperature butter.





Add the flour slowly so you don’t have a big mess on your hands.





I think this is the perfect color green, I did not want to add too much food coloring.


st patricks day dessert

Lemon Lime Pound Cake Recipe


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk (lowfat works)
  • 1/3 cup key lime juice or lemon juice
  • 5 large eggs- room temp
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • green food coloring (optional)
  • for the glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons key lime juice or lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place rack in lowest position. Grease and flour a bundt pan or 2 loaf pans. We used cooking spray like Baking Joy

  2. In small bowl, combine buttermilk and lime juice, set aside.

  3. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add in eggs one at a time, beating well to fully combine. Combine flour, salt, baking soda and powder in separate bowl, stir to combine. Add flour and buttermilk mixtures to butter mixture, alternating, starting and ending with flour. Do not overmix. Add in food coloring, stir just to combine. Spoon batter into prepared pan(s). Bake for 50-60 minutes, testing with a toothpick for doneness.

  4. pound cake recipeRemove from oven and let rest in pan for 15 minutes before inverting onto cooling rack to cool completely.

  5. Prepare glaze by combining powdered sugar and lime juice to a thick pouring consistency. Drizzle over cooled cake. Let cake set for 30 minutes before serving.

Lemon Pound cake


The glaze is super easy to make that is why I doubled patricks day dessert
Here is the final pound cake recipe, I used one of mom’s fancier bundt pans.

I would definitely try this pound cake recipe again. I really love Key Lime and you could really taste it. I made one big mistake. I really did over beat the batter. The glaze was really delicious too. I ended up making another little batch of the frosting to cover up the whole cake. For a decoration, I thought it would be a good idea to add sprinkles on the cake. Sadly, I did not know the frosting would get hard quickly. Never the less, the cake still looked pretty not to mention delicious. I  really hope I will be able to do another recipe in a few weeks but if not au révoir for now.

st patricks day pound cake

Find other St. Patrick’s Day Desserts and St. Patrick Day Recipes on our round up.

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  1. Christanna Tucker says:

    I’ve never had lemon lime pound cake. I’d like to try it though. It looks yummy!

  2. where did you get the cake pan?

  3. Oh, this sounds delicious. May just make this for a yummy St. Patrick’s Day dessert.
    I would love if you could stop by and share on my weekly recipe linky, Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen.

    Have a great weekend

  4. Ohhhhhhhhhhh my that looks so good! It turned out so fabulous!

  5. Sounds yummy :) I love the minty green color and the fancy flower shape!

  6. That cake looks really yummy and so pretty! I’d double the glaze, too!

  7. I bet the lime is refreshing…and that glaze! I would’ve doubled it too!

  8. Melissa Smith says:

    I love Key Lime so I’ll definitely have to try this recipe out. Hopefully i can get it the same green color yours did too. Thanks for sharing, Caitlin!

  9. This would be quick and easy to make. I have a meeting on St patricks day that I can bring this too.


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