Easy Dark Chocolate Chunk Coconut Key Lime Pound Cake Recipe

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Easy Dark Chocolate Chunk Coconut Key Lime Pound Cake Recipe

I love a good hit of citrus and limes are my favorite!! The addition on dark chocolate is genius! The addition of chocolate chunks and coconut oil really make this cake pop and soar with flavor. I did a few trial runs using brown butter, regular butter, and even olive oil, and coconut oil beat them black and blue!

Makes 1 loaf


  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour + 2 tablespoons; divided
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt, I use Fage
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs + 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime or key lime zest (about 3 large lime or 4 small ones)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, at room temperature (it should be liquified)
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Grease a large loaf pan, and line with parchment paper.
  • Stir together the 1 2/3 cups flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  • In a small bowl toss together chocolate chunks and remaining flour; set aside.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the yogurt, 1 cup sugar, eggs, egg yolk, lime zest, and vanilla.
  • Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. With a rubber spatula, fold the coconut oil into the batter, folding from the bottom and up, making sure it’s all incorporated. Fold in the flour coated chocolate chunks.
  • Pour the batter into prepared pan and bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a cake tester placed in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  • Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes, then carefully transfer to a cooling wrack to cool completely.