"I came up with this recipe because I was looking for a new twist on a tried and true pound cake, and I really like the look and flavor of peppermint, especially around Christmas. Everyone at work loved the results, and my family did, too." – Carolyn Webster, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
My favorite dessert is pound cake. I have made several versions of a Coconut
Pound Cake and this one is my favorite. The lime glaze adds an additional layer of flavor to an already perfect cake. Oven temps will vary, so if the cake is not done after 1 hour and 20 minutes, place back in oven for another 5 minutes and continue cooking in 5 minute intervals until cake is done.
Do not use bottled lime juice for the glaze. Only pure lime juice works.
This tender spice cake has flecks of sweet potatoes and is so moist that you can dig into it without any frosting. I, however, like a little dollop of sweetness. So, I add a bit of frosting directly on each warm slice. The frosting melts into the cake and it is fabulous. —Emma Chapman, Springfield, Missouri
My grandmother gave me my first cake recipe—a pound cake using 7UP—and her grandmother gave it to her. On top of being delicious, it represents family tradition, connection and love. —Marsha Davis, Desert Hot Springs, California