Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Buttermilk Lime Cake

this cake might not look too fancy, in fact rather plain. believe me there's nothing plain about the taste, its delicious with the buttermilk & a slight tang from the limes. here's the recipe!

Ingredients (serves 8)
250g butter, softened
2 limes, rind finely grated, juiced
1 cup caster sugar
3 eggs, separated
2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
210ml buttermilk
Lime icing
1 cup pure icing sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon milk
1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
Preheat oven to 170°C. Grease and line a 20cm (base) round cake pan.
Using an electric mixer on high speed, cream butter, 1 tablespoon lime rind and sugar in a small bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in half the flour. Add half the buttermilk and 1 tablespoon lime juice. Stir to combine. Fold in remaining flour and buttermilk and 1 tablespoon lime juice. Using an electric mixer, beat eggwhites in a clean bowl until soft peaks form. Fold into batter.
Spread batter into cake pan and smooth surface. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in pan. Turn onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Make lime icing: Combine icing sugar, milk and enough lime juice to form a thick icing.
Spread icing over top of cake. Allow to set before serving.


Maria said...

Dell this cake looks so fluffy and delicious, I'm drooling here ;o)


Happy cook said...

Hey it doesn't have to look fancy, but i know how tasty these cakes can be.
Actually i like cakes like these than the creamy ones. But my daughter and hubby prefers the creamy ones.
I can eat few of these pieces from the lime cake

Uma said...

Looks yummy! Good one!

Cooking and the City said...
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Ivy said...

Best taste is in the simple things and then a cake is a cake and is always good. Looks yummy with the frosting on top.

Cooking and the City said...

Maria thank you sweetie, really appreciate it :-)

Happy cook, yes the cake was very tasty, your right its often the plain cakes that taste best. I'll put the kettle on & we'll have a cuppa with our cake :-)

Uma, thank you for your lovely comment, your very sweet :-)

Cooking and the City said...

Ivy thank you so much for stopping by & for your very kind comments. really appreciate it :-)

Rosie said...

OH Y-E-S Buttermilk Lime cake!!! I know it will be packed with great taste and have a most wonderful texture!! :D

Infect I love this combo so much this is on my list to bake asap! Many, many thanks for sharing this recipe :D

Rosie x

Maria said...

Hi Dell, me again. I have tagged you for a Meme ;o)


Kevin said...

Looks good! I really like lime and/or lemon deserts. I also like to bake with buttermilk.

Jerri said...

sounds like a yummy dessert.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Its sure does look nice and inner beauty is in its taste, after all !
Nice cake, indeed.

Rosie said...

Hi Dell I have baked your cake today and its a WOW factor!! It is posted on my Blog now :D

Rosie x

Half Baked said...

Sounds great! I love cakes with a citrus flavor.mmmm:)

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