mmmmm Lime Syrup Cake

So it seems like ages since I made anything with limes. Or anything with fruit for that matter. I seem to be stuck in a bit of a rut of only eating things from the top of the food pyramid. If its at the top it must be the most important right? Right…

So I was lured into the fruit shop by my guilty conscience, extreme sugar low and the memory of this lovely lady’s lime creation. I was also drawn in by the sight of all those bright green limes winking at me. See! I like fruit. Fruit that is incorporated into cake. I think this is a losing battle…

Time for cake! P.s. this is the first time in my entire life that i’ve ever lined a tin around the edges. Crazy!

Lime cake batter! Woooo! Its so close you could almost lick it… almost…

Yes I have made this cake before, you might remember it from this post. Thank god for the CWA!Β And limes. Im always thankful for limes. But I wasn’t satisfied with the original recipe. It wasn’t well, limey enough! How could I inject a concentrated shot of lime goodness into this cake?

Two magic words: Lime Syrup.

But first you need to prick the cake all over with a skewer to allow all that lovely syrup to permeate. And by ‘prick’ I mean ‘stab’. See, its a theraputic recipe!

Phwoar! Look at all that tasty syrup πŸ˜€

Drumroll please…


I personally think there’s nothing like a warm lime syrup cake to help you beat the winter chills. You can find the recipe for the cake here. And remember, limes = fruit = good for you. What more incentive do you need?

Lime Syrup Recipe – From Nigella Lawson’s “How to Be a Domestic Goddess”


4 tablespoons lime juice

100g icing sugar


1. Using a small saucepan, dissolve the sugar in the lime juice over a low heat. Thats it!

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6 Responses

  1. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Hehe I also love the therapeutic value is stabbing at a cake. It should never be unerestimated! And of course when the reward is a lovely cake, all the better!

  2. Liz

    Thanks for the great recipe!! Success! I made it today for my husband since he loves puckery sweets and he loved it :) Awesome recipe, once again, Katie. Loving your blog.

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