Raspberry & blueberry lime drizzle cake

Raspberry & blueberry lime drizzle cake

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins - 25 mins Cook: 1 hr

Skill level

Moderately easy

Servings

Cuts into 12 pieces

The perfect teatime treat, this moist and fruity cake is easy baking at its best

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
370
protein
5g
carbs
49g
fat
19g
saturates
10g
fibre
1g
sugar
32g
salt
0.61g

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 225g softened butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 225g golden caster sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 2 limes, grated zest and juice
  • 250g self-raising flour, sifted with a pinch of salt, plus extra flour
  • 25g ground almonds
  • 100g each blueberries and raspberries

For the syrup

  • 8 tbsp lime juice (about 4 limes)
  • 1 lime, grated zest
  • 140g golden caster sugar

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Method

  1. Line the base and sides of a 20cm/8in square cake tin (not loose-based) with greaseproof paper and butter the paper. Set oven to 180C/Gas 4/fan oven 160C.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until light. Gradually beat in the eggs, adding a little flour towards the end to prevent curdling. Beat in the lime zest, then fold in the flour and almonds. Fold in enough lime juice – about 3 tablespoons – to give you a good dropping consistency (the mixture should drop easily from the spoon when tapped).
  3. Fold in three quarters of the blueberries and raspberries and turn into the prepared tin. Smooth the surface, then scatter the remaining fruit on top – it will sink as the cake rises.
  4. Bake for about 1 hour (cover with foil if beginning to brown too much), or until firm to a gentle prod in the centre. A skewer pushed into the centre should be clean when removed.
  5. Meanwhile make the syrup: put the lime juice, zest and sugar in a small saucepan. Put over a gentle heat and stir, without allowing to bubble. The sugar should dissolve a little. As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, prick all over with a skewer then spoon the syrup over it. To store, cool before wrapping in paper and/or foil.
  6. Carefully remove the cake from the tin, discard the lining paper and cut into 12 pieces to serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2002

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gillibe's picture
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Lovely and moist. Lemony enough!!

danicquinn's picture

Fantastic - very easy and tasty, and looks good for tea etc

raven's picture
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Really moist and lovely. I think it would be just as good with a bit less syrup as it was very very moist.

jobrett's picture
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Delicious, it tastes even better on day 2 when the flavours have had a good time to diffuse through.

faye_ella's picture

Tried this today and cake turned out lovely, moist and light but for me the amount of limes was too much and left real tart taste for a long time after. Cake was so lovely I'm going to try again tomorrow and will report back :-)

gailjones's picture
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Absolutely gorgeous. I added a little less lime juice to the cake mixture and the fruit did not sink to the bottom. Lovely warm with cream for desert.

juicyjulie52's picture
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I've made this cake several times but with only raspberries as I grow these. It's so good, lovely and moist and everyone that has tried it loves it.

joansf's picture

hi
loos great - can it be frozen?
thanks

woolcos's picture

Top tip: don't read other people's comments when you should be watching your syrup. You will end up with lime caramel which does not taste good! Restarted with a lemon syrup (no more limes) which is now over the cake but will report back when I've tasted it!

rseacombe's picture

Why does my mixture split?

desertprincess's picture
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Have given this a 4 instead of 5 as I found it a little too tangy for my liking so I made simple icing and smoothed it over the top to give it some more sweetness which I thought went very well with the cask..also gave it another texture and a slight crispiness that complemented the cake wonderfully.

jenster75's picture
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Easy to make & a delicious treat which was thoroughly enjoyed by all who ate it.
Will definitely be making this one again.

fearna's picture
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I have made this cake several times but I substitute raspberries for the blueberries & lemon for the lime. Loved by all ! Terrific recipe!

groovy-katie's picture
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Saw this recipe yesterday and I just had to make it straight away.
I halved the recipe because I only have a shallow 8x8 square tin -baked for 28 minutes but could have done with a couple more because although it was cooked in the middle and golden round the edges, it looked a little anemic in the centre! I didn't put all of the syrup on top because it did look a little soggy after a while (but thats probably because i could have cooked it for longer) but still had a lovely flavour. Family loved it hope to make again soon. Thank you Good Food!

philricegrubb's picture
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I love this cake so much. So moist and refreshing. I did find that the berries sank but still yummy.

jennyonions's picture

This recipe was perfect, the only complaint I had was my dad complaining I only gave him 1/4 of the cake!

Zefer's picture
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Show stopping cake, i followed Sarah's advice about marscaponi too, awsome!

mags162's picture
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I made this cake as a treat for folk in the office and the compliments flew. 'Moist', 'Delicious', 'Lush' and so on. Recommended!

09sillytilly's picture
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AMAZING!!!!!!

ebrierley's picture
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Delicious. Moist and zingy. A family favourite.

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