Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Glazed Lime Cake

This is a really nice cake. If you, like me, love simple cakes like this, then you got to try this. Though the original recipe comes with a glaze, I have omitted that, but do not omit the lime syrup, which is poured over the cake while it is still hot from the oven. It makes the cake very moist and so "lime-tangy"! 

Glazed Lime Cake without the glaze. Should I call this Lime Syrup Cake?

Really easy and simple cake to make. The batter was done in just minutes. This cake uses icing sugar instead of caster sugar, and as usual, I have reduced the sugar for the batter, from 2-1/2 cups to just 3/4 cup (taking into account that the cake will be sweetened further with the lime syrup) and the sweetness turns out just perfect for me.  

And while the cake is baking, make the simple lime syrup by mixing lime zest, lime juice and sugar, stir till the sugar melts, that's all!

This recipe comes with a glaze, which I have omitted. Refer to the full recipe below for the lime glaze.

As soon as the cake is done baking, use a skewer to poke holes all over the cake, and spoon the lime syrup all over the hot cake, including the sides. Let cool completely in pan on wire rack.

This is one delicious yummy cake! The texture is very moist, tender, with soft and light crumbs, almost similar to a sponge cake. Really good! Perfect for tea-time treat! This is one cake that I would definitely make again!

**my changes listed in blue
Glazed Lime Cake
(adapted from "Bon Appetit Desserts", Barbara Fairchild)
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, room temperature (180gm)
2-1/2 cups powdered sugar, divided (3/4 cup)
2 large eggs, room temperature
1/4 cup milk
1-1/3 cups self-rising flour
4 large limes
6 tablespoons sugar (4 tbsp)

Preheat the oven to 350F. Butter and flour 8x8x2-inch metal baking pan. Using electric mixer, beat butter and 1-1/2 cups (3/4 cup) powdered sugar in large bowl until well blended. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Beat in milk, then flour. Transfer batter to prepared pan; smooth top. Bake cake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 33 minutes.

Meanwhile, finely grate enough lime peel to measure 1 tablespoon. Halve limes, squeeze enough juice to measure 6 tablespoons (4 tbsp). Stir lime peel, lime juice and 6 tablespoons (4 tbsp) sugar in small bowl until sugar dissolves. Set lime syrup aside.

Using skewer, poke holes all over cake. Spoon 2-1/2 tablespoons lime syrup into another small bowl; reserve for glaze. Spoon all remaining lime syrup evenly hot cake. Cool cake completely in pan on rack.

Whisk remaining 1 cup powdered sugar into reserved 2-1/2 tablespoons lime syrup; drizzle glaze over cake. Let stand 1 hour. Cut cake into squares. (omitted this glaze).


I'm linking this post with :
Little Thumbs Up event organized by Zoe of Bake For Happy KidsDoreen of My Little Favourite D.I.Y, and hosted by Diana of The Domestic Goddess Wannabe



  1. Hi Joyce, this cake indeed looks very moist and soft. Know what? I Love anything with lemon or lime. So, this simple and easy peasy recipe is perfect for me. Can't wait to give this a try. Thanks for sharing and regards :)

  2. I like this cake Joyce. Yummy yummy!

  3. Hi Joyce,

    It was orange sorbet on your last post and now, this delicious lime cake... You must be having a citrus party in your house in these few days :D


  4. This must be a very fragrant cake which is so moist and soft. Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to try this cake.

  5. Just delicious! I love this cake!

  6. Hi Joyce, I really love your citrus cake. Sound yummy with glazed lime. Going to bake one tomorrow.

  7. Wow! Looks so moist and I love tangy cakes, so refreshing! I wish I am not so busy in the office so I could feel more relaxed at home and more inspired to blog :P

  8. Simple is great, Joyce! It looks delicious and is perfect for any lime lover like me!

  9. Hi Joyce, this must a tangy tasty cake with citrus fragrance that I would love to try!

  10. sound like the lemon butter cake I had baked b4, I wanna give it a try too :D

  11. Hi Joyce, yummy critrus butter cake.

  12. Joyce, this is really a soft & moist cake...Love this tangy version.. :)

  13. Yummy cake.. Looks soft & delicious.

  14. Joyce, just the thought of the lime syrup is enough to make my mouth water! Definitely a must bake!

  15. Hi Joyce,
    Love your orange sorbet. Now I love your lime butter cake even more.
    I must bake this soon.
    No worries about the zucchini chocolate cake linking, I will do my link up earlier next time :p
    Nevertheless you are right the cake is superb.
    Thanks for sharing!

  16. I love anything citrusy, and anything buttery, so you cake for me is a clean winner, Joyce! :)

  17. Hi Joyce , so moist and light , you can call it Lime Syrup cake , but I call it deliciously tasty . ;-D

  18. I think I'll like this for sure! And I love the fact you cut the amount of sugar!

  19. Looks good and moist. Thanks for sharing!