Sunday, 20 May 2007

Yummy cake recipe

As promised here's the cake recipe. Unfortunately I sent the last one off without taking a photo so we'll have to do with a photo of the tiny magazine cutting I've got in my recipe book. I have to get into the photo taking habit! I also should add that my cake looks nothing like the picture but it tastes delicious so who cares?


225g/8oz caster sugar

225g/8oz butter

4 medium eggs lightly beaten

grated zest and juice of 2 limes

250g/9oz sifted sr flour with pinch of salt

200g/7oz raspberries

For syrup

8tbsp lime juice & grated zest 1 lime

140g/5oz caster sugar (I never use this much, normally 1-2 tbsp)


1. Pre-heat oven to 180/gas 4

2. Cream butter & sugar until fluffy

3. Beat in eggs gradually, adding a little flour towards end

4. Fold in rest of flour

5. Beat in lime zest and enough juice to make mixture fall from spoon when tapped

6. Fold in 3/4 raspberries and pour into buttered 20cm/8" square tin (I always use greaseprrof on bottom to prevent disasters!)

7. Scatter rest of raspberries on top

8. Bake for approx 1 hour - use skewer to test it's cooked through

9. Make syrup by gently heating lime zest, juice & sugar in small pan until sugar has started to dissolve. Do not allow to bubble

10. Prick cake all over with skewer and pour juice on

Voila! One gorgeous cake with little effort, which is just my sort of baking! This one always seems to turn out ok, even though my mixture curdles, as it does with every cake I bake.

It looks lovely and tastes even better.

Let me know how it turns out.........


Sew Recycled! said...

Mmmm, sounds nice. I have been making an apple, raisin and cinnamon cake every weekend for the open house and its going down a storm. By the way - if I had a cupboard like yours (previos post) I would want to look in it loads - soooooooo beautiful!

Ex-Shammickite said...

This cake sounds as if it would be sooooo yummy.... BUT....even though I was born un UK, I've become used to N American quantities... cups etc, and oven temps.... so I'll have to experiment a bit to try this recipe!

Ali said...

I need cake... now!

Ragged Roses said...

Thank you for the recipe! I think I'll save this one for half term if the going gets tough my youngest likes nothing better than breaking a few eggs and pouring flour everywhere! Seriously, it sounds yummy! Will let you know
Kim x

OhSoVintage said...

Sounds delicious but I'd better not make it unitl I'm off the diet - I wouldn't be able to resist a slice, then another... and another!

Anonymous said...

How come the raspberries in the picture are not all at the bottom of the cake?!

Suzie Sews said...

Off to make it later for the PTA, once I have done all the kids cakes I thought this would be a nice one for the MOMS.
SUzie Sews

Jessica said...

mmmm, I've made this cake before. It's georgeous isn't it, but I've lost the recipe, so I'm very glad that you haven't. Thank you x