KEY LIME CAKE

Bring a little Florida feeling to our cold winter with this cake. Although key limes have a gentle lime flavour that is unique, this cake tastes great even made with regular limes. And it's good in summer too.

Bring a little Florida feeling to our cold winter with this cake. Although key limes have a gentle lime flavour that is unique, this cake tastes great even made with regular limes. And it's good in summer too.

Makes 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract or vanilla paste
  • 2 tbsp grated lime peel
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup unflavoured yogurt
  • lime syrup:
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • garnish:
  • 2 cups mixed berries or lime slices
  • sifted icing sugar

Method

  1. Cream butter with sugar until light. Beat in eggs, one at a time and then vanilla and lime peel.
  2. In a bowl sift flour with baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk to mix well.
  3. Add flour to butter/egg mixture alternately with yogurt, beginning and ending with flour. Spoon into a small bundt pan or 9"x5" loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean or a meat thermometer registers 185F.
  4. For the syrup bring lime juice and sugar to a boil in a saucepan. Cook gently 5 minutes.
  5. When cake comes out of the oven poke holes in the top with a thin skewer or cake tester and slowly drizzle syrup on top. Allow to soak in.
  6. Garnish with berries (or lime slices) and sprinkle icing sugar over top.

KEY LIME CAKE

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