- 2/3 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 tablespoons grated lime peel
- 2 tablespoons Key lime juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 to 2 tablespoons Key lime juice
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Beat in lime peel, juice and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Fold in walnuts.
- Transfer to two greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Bake 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
- Combine confectioners' sugar and enough lime juice to achieve desired consistency; drizzle over warm bread. Cool completely. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).
Reviews for Key Lime Bread
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Have this in the oven now and I added about 3/4 cup of diced fresh strawberries that needed to be used. Smells wonderful, and as others suggested, I doubled the juice/zest amounts. Also thought about adding diced fresh peaches another time. Skipped the nuts as I didn't want to take time to toast and cool them as I ALWAYS toast nuts to go in a recipe. Had I thought about it in time, I would have added a drop or two of green food coloring.
WHOA ! Just came out of the oven....what a KEEPER this is.......YUMMO !!! Excellent flavor and texture.Just HAD to sample it while it was still warm....didn't even bother with the glaze.
Great.....Just the way the recipe reads.
I used Meyer lemons from a friend's tree , increasing the zest and juice a bit. Also halved the recipe to make one loaf. Easy and delicious. One of my "keepers."
Great! For a change up use lemon or orange. Al ways a winner here.
You can only eat so much banana bread! - This is a delightful loaf with a little tartness. Icing is fab. Make this several times a year.