Fresh eats to beat the heat
This lime cake is filled with tropical, citrus flavor. The combination of the lime with coconut is simply delicious.
Zest some of the limes. Combine flour, baking powder and coconut flakes in a large bowl. Add lime zest and mix well.
- large bowl, zester
- 2 limes, 300 g flour, 10 g baking powder, 100 g coconut flakes
Halve and juice remaining limes along with limes used for zest. Set aside lime juice.
- knife, juicer
- 3 limes
Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Beat butter in a standing mixer until creamy. Add sugar and beat until well combined.
- oven, standing mixer
- 225 g butter, 350 g sugar
Pour in three fifths of lime juice, reserving the rest for the icing. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- 7 eggs
Gradually add dry ingredients and mix well.
Grease baking form and pour in batter. Tap bottom of baking form on counter to release air bubbles. Transfer to preheated oven and bake at 180°C/350°F for 40 – 50 min. until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
- baking form, oven, toothpick
- butter for greasing
Meanwhile, whisk together confectioner's sugar and lime juice.
- 160 g confectioner's sugar
Add remaining coconut flakes and whisk to combine. Spread icing over the top of the cake. Enjoy as a fresh summer treat!
- 150 g coconut flakes