youtube pinterest twitter facebook instagram vimeo Bookmark Entries BURGER NEW Chevron Down Chevron Left Chevron Right Basket Speech Comment Search Video Play Icon Premium Nigella Lawson Vegan Vegetarian Member Speech Recipe Bookmark Comment Camera Scales Quantity List Reorder Remove Open book
Menu Signed In
More recipes Recipe search

Iced Lime Cake

A community recipe by

Not tested or verified by Nigella.com

Print me

Introduction

The crunchy topping is just as delicious if you use lemon or orange juice in place of lime juice. The secret is to pour it over while the cake is still hot so that the juice soaks in and the sugar forms a crunchy topping as it cools....................... ENJOY.........

The crunchy topping is just as delicious if you use lemon or orange juice in place of lime juice. The secret is to pour it over while the cake is still hot so that the juice soaks in and the sugar forms a crunchy topping as it cools....................... ENJOY.........

Ingredients

Makes: 6-8 squares

Metric Cups

For the Cake

  • 225 grams unsalted butter (softened)
  • 225 grams caster sugar
  • 225 grams self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest

For the Topping

  • zest of 2 limes
  • juice of 3 limes
  • 100 grams granulated sugar

For the Cake

  • 7⅞ ounces unsalted butter (softened)
  • 7⅞ ounces superfine sugar
  • 7⅞ ounces self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest

For the Topping

  • zest of 2 limes
  • juice of 3 limes
  • 3½ ounces granulated sugar

Method

Iced Lime Cake is a community recipe submitted by ashvinawsome12 and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC / gas mark 4. Lightly grease and line a 28 x 18cm cake tin.
  • For the cake, put all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and beat well until smooth, light and well mixed. Turn the mixture into the prepared tin and level the surface. You could also sprinkle some sugar over the top to give it a nice crunch.
  • Bake in the oven for 40 minutes, or until well risen, golden and the top springs back when lightly pressed.
  • Mix the topping ingredients in a bowl. Remove the cake from the oven and pour the sugar topping evenly over the cake. Leave the cake to cool completely in the tin, then turn out and cut into slices or squares to serve.
  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC / gas mark 4. Lightly grease and line a 28 x 18cm cake tin.
  • For the cake, put all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and beat well until smooth, light and well mixed. Turn the mixture into the prepared tin and level the surface. You could also sprinkle some sugar over the top to give it a nice crunch.
  • Bake in the oven for 40 minutes, or until well risen, golden and the top springs back when lightly pressed.
  • Mix the topping ingredients in a bowl. Remove the cake from the oven and pour the sugar topping evenly over the cake. Leave the cake to cool completely in the tin, then turn out and cut into slices or squares to serve.
  • Tell us what you think

    What 1 Other has said

    • Yum! Made it, loved it, family loved it, will make again. I made extra syrup because I had extra lime juice and it was super yummy.

      Posted by miskity on 12th June 2014
    Show more comments