Easy Lime Syrup Cake
One of my favourites from Perry’s book, beautifully zingy lime syrup cake thanks to Francesca at Almost Italian.
Limes seem to be everywhere this season. Strangely, they have become more prolific and cheaper than lemons. My garden lime trees are thriving, with fruit and further flowers in abundance. This glut calls for a lime syrup cake.
Although a Neil Perry recipe, chef extraordinaire, this cake is delightfully easy to make. No fancy procedure, you can mix it in a bowl by hand or with a stand mixer. All you need is an abundant lime supply and a few other pantry staples.
This cake was made for the ‘export market’ and so it was ‘tarted up’ on the board with a few in season flowers and a liberal dusting of icing sugar. It is dense, moist cake with a sweet/sour/tropical flavour.
- 350 g caster sugar
- 300 g self- raising flour
- 90 g desiccated coconut
- zest of 1 lime
- 250 g unsalted…
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