Saturday, December 24, 2011

Lime Cake for Christmas


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!
Ingredients:
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

Procedure:

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.


                                                   Merry Christmas!


Sending this recipe to blog event Christmas Delicacy




Be Happy And Stay Healthy.








11 comments:

Deeksha said...

Merry Christmas Dear!
Lime Cake looks fabulous. Nice clicks.

Indie.Tea said...

I am sure that it was all the more delicious because you put so much effort and love into your lime cake. It looks delicious :)

Padhu said...

Looks so inviting!

yummychunklet said...

What a great looking cake!

Chandrani said...

Marry christmas to u and ur family...Cake looks so flavourful and awesome...

Angie's Recipes said...

Those look so pretty and delicious!
Happy Holidays!
Angie

Parsley Sage said...

Woo hoo! That is an AWESOME holiday cake. And I'll tell you what, I think its perfect for a warm Cayman Christmas :)

julie said...

Yummilicious bake n perfect!!
Thanx for linking it to my event
Ongoing Event -Christmas Delicacy (15 Nov-31 Dec 2011)
Erivum Puliyum

Simply Life said...

love this idea with lime!

cookingvarieties said...

hi sutapa, very pretty looking lime
cakes

Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year..may all your good wishes come true..happy holidaysakes.

Julie said...

Not much of a lemon fan but fresh cake like this I just cant resist. Thank you for the recipe. I just hope what i`ll try to do turns out at least a portion of what yours is like:D