If you love cake, especially the fruity citrus types, then you must try this Swirl Lime Drizzle Cake. A light, slightly tingly-on-the-tongue cake treat that is perfect for sharing !
This cake is so pretty, I really cannot stop looking at. Light sponge, flavoured with the juice and zest of fresh limes, draped in a tangy lime glaze and finished with sugar flowers.
When Is A Cake Pan A Bundt Pan?
I adore Bundt pans. Their beautifully detailed moulding creates a beautiful cake without the need for excessive decoration. I have the Heritage Bundt pan from Nordic Ware, which is very similar to this swirl silicone cake mould.
Nordic Ware own the trademark name ‘Bundt’ in this country. So although this beautiful Swirl Lime Drizzle Cake may look similar to a traditional Bundt pan, technically it cannot be called a Bundt cake.
The name of this creation – Swirl Lime Drizzle Cake – accurately describes exactly what this cake it. Yet only a bite can really covey the tongue tingling, luscious lime flavours, locked within it’s beauty.
Although Lemon Drizzle Cake is one of my favourite cakes, I have fallen in love with the lime flavour in this swirl cake. In contrast to the sharp, tangy lemon this Swirl Lime Drizzle Cake delivers a great, fresh, citrus flavour, that is softer on the palette. Lime has a rounder, less sharp flavour than lemon with added floral notes to it. Resulting in each bite of cake being gently filled with luscious flavour.
Because fresh lime juice is added to the drizzle glaze your tastebuds are immediately awakened on biting into a slice of this cake. Next a golden, buttery sponge with a hint of lime and visible flecks of lime zest throughout the cake, give a pleasant rounded cake flavour.
The beautiful mould that was used to bake this cake was from the Bake Box. A monthly box full of baking equipment, recipe cards and instructions.
Bake Box Review
Each box contains:
- Inspirational theme
- 6-8 bespoke bakeware items
- 1 Specialist colour, dust or glitter
- Unique recipes with a creative twist
- 6 Full colour recipe cards
Each box is available on a monthly subscription at £14.99 (rrp £40). Personally I think this Bake Box is a great way to learn new techniques and at an amazing price. I am thinking of buying this as a subscription for my daughter’s birthday. Take a look at their website, Bake Box 3 has a back to nature theme!
Recipe: Swirl Lime Drizzle Cake serves 8
225g/8oz Caster Sugar – plus 2tbsp butter for greasing the mould
225g/8oz Unsalted Butter – at room temperature
5 Large Free Range Eggs
225g/8oz Plain White Flour- sifted
2tsp Baking Powder
1/4tsp Sea Salt – I use Maldon
2 Fresh Limes
250g Icing Sugar
Optional – sugar flowers and coloured sprinkles
Method: Preheat the oven to 160C/140C fan oven, gas mark 3, 325F.
Preparing The Silicone Mould And Making The Cake Batter
- First of all, melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Brush the inside of the mould with butter, ensuring every part of the cake mould is buttered. Set to one side.
- Place the sugar, butter and salt into a large bowl and whisk/beat until pale and creamy.
- Add 1/3 of the sifted flour and 2 eggs. Whisk/beat until just combined.
- Repeat the last step.
- Sift the last of the flour and baking powder into the bowl. Add the last egg, the finely grated zest of 2 limes and the juice of half a lime.
- Mix gently until everything just combines.
- Spoon the mixture into the prepared cake mould and fill no more than two thirds full.
Baking The Swirl Cake
- Place the filled cake mould on to a baking tray and place in the middle of a preheated oven
- Bake for an hour. The cake is baked when an inserted skewer comes out clean.
- As soon as the cake is baked remove from the oven.
- Allow the cake to cool until just warm, in the silicone cake mould.
- When just warm carefully turn the cake out onto a cooling rack.
Preparing The Glaze And Decorating The Cake
- Sift 250g of plain icing sugar into a bowl.
- Add enough lime juice, squeezed from the zested limes, to produce a thick, yet just dripping, paste.
- Ensure you have a clean baking tray under the cooling rack.
- Carefully spoon over the lime drizzle, scooping drizzle from the tray underneath by sliding the cooling rack along, until the entire cake is completely covered in lime drizzle icing.
- Add little sugar flowers and/or sprinkles, whilst the icing is still tacky.
- Set aside to allow the icing to set.
Perfect for afternoon tea, or a celebration. This Swirl Lime Drizzle Cake certainly stands out, both for its swirl shape and delightful soft, lime flavour.
Because of the slightly softer flavour that lime has, it works beautifully in this cake. A beautiful Spring cake that can be eaten throughout the year. And the only rule is, this cake must be shared. Since it is too good to keep it all to yourself!
If you have enjoyed this Swirl Lime Drizzle Cake here are some other recipes you may like to try:
I hope that you’ll agree, Bundt style cake moulds and genuine Bundt Pans really do produce beautifully patterend cakes, without any extra work from the baker.
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So, whatever you are making and baking in your kitchens, be sure to have lots of fun and create a feast worth sharing, As food always tastes better when it is shared.