So it seems like ages since I made anything with limes. Or anything with fruit for that matter. I seem to be stuck in a bit of a rut of only eating things from the top of the food pyramid. If its at the top it must be the most important right? Right…
So I was lured into the fruit shop by my guilty conscience, extreme sugar low and the memory of this lovely lady’s lime creation. I was also drawn in by the sight of all those bright green limes winking at me. See! I like fruit. Fruit that is incorporated into cake. I think this is a losing battle…
Time for cake! P.s. this is the first time in my entire life that i’ve ever lined a tin around the edges. Crazy!
Lime cake batter! Woooo! Its so close you could almost lick it… almost…
Yes I have made this cake before, you might remember it from this post. Thank god for the CWA! And limes. Im always thankful for limes. But I wasn’t satisfied with the original recipe. It wasn’t well, limey enough! How could I inject a concentrated shot of lime goodness into this cake?
But first you need to prick the cake all over with a skewer to allow all that lovely syrup to permeate. And by ‘prick’ I mean ‘stab’. See, its a theraputic recipe!
Phwoar! Look at all that tasty syrup 😀
I personally think there’s nothing like a warm lime syrup cake to help you beat the winter chills. You can find the recipe for the cake here. And remember, limes = fruit = good for you. What more incentive do you need?
Lime Syrup Recipe – From Nigella Lawson’s “How to Be a Domestic Goddess”
4 tablespoons lime juice
100g icing sugar
1. Using a small saucepan, dissolve the sugar in the lime juice over a low heat. Thats it!
Hehe I also love the therapeutic value is stabbing at a cake. It should never be unerestimated! And of course when the reward is a lovely cake, all the better!
Great looking cake. The addition of the lime syrup makes makes it infinitely better.
oh that looks SO good! And I love a cake that you can stab. HAHAHA
Thanks for the great recipe!! Success! I made it today for my husband since he loves puckery sweets and he loved it 🙂 Awesome recipe, once again, Katie. Loving your blog.
Can’t argue with results! 😀
Thanks for the lovely comments everyone! Im glad it worked for you Liz 😀