You all know by now that I am not a person who excels in baking. Soups, salad and various other easy quick dish and Indian dishes are my forte but when its Christmas there is something magical about baking. So this year I went to my baking expert aunt, asked her to help me out to make a delicious cake but which will be super easy. She suggested me to make lime cake, this is easy for her but not for me..(haha)... it took lot of patience but worth the effort. I make this cake in her house under her supervision which I must admit one of the best cake I ever made till date. I hope you will like this lime cake too!
All purpose flour 11/2 cup Baking powder ¼ tsp Baking soda ¼ tsp Salt ½ tsp Sugar 1 cup or to taste Eggs 2 Lime zest ¼ cup Lime juice ¼ cup Unsalted butter softened ½ cup Whole milk ½ cup Vanilla extract 1tsp Lime syrup: Sugar ¼ cup Lime juice ¼ cup Lime Butter Cream Frosting Unsalted butter softened ½ cup Lime zest 1 tsp Vanilla extract 1tsp Salt 1/8 tsp Lime juice 3 tbsp Milk 2 tbsp Powdered Sugar to taste Garnish Strawberry jam 1 tbsp Chopped almond 1 tbsp Lime zest 1 tsp
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a loaf pan (8 ½ by 41/4 –inch) and line the bottom by parchment paper or with waxed paper to fit the bottom only. Take flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Mix well. Keep aside. In another bowl take butter and sugar and with a stand mixture beat until fluffy for about 4 to 5 minutes. Turn the speed down to medium and then add the eggs one at a time, after adding each egg mixed for about one minute. After that add lime zest and mix well. In another bowl whisk the vanilla extract, lime juice and milk. Now come the tricky part alternatively add the flour and the wet ingredients to the large mixing bowl starting and ending up with flour mixture. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean from the cake. Remove and let cake slightly cool in a pan on a rack. After about few minutes remove the cake from the pan and put it on the rack. It should be still warm, but not hot. Now, simply whisk the sugar and the lime juice together, and slowly spoon this lime syrup on top, so it soaks into the cake. You can skip the lime butter frosting and relish the cake like this but to give this cake a more festive look I make the lime butter frosting. For that beat butter, lime zest, vanilla extract and salt at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add the powdered sugar and the lime juice and 1tbsp of milk beating at a low speed until blended and smooth. You can add more milk to get desired consistency. Now spread evenly over the cake you can also put some in a piping bag and make a design and to add more color top with strawberry jam and sprinkle some lime zest and chopped almond. Your delicious lime cake is ready to relish.
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