Zingy Lime Drizzle
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Zingy Lime Drizzle

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Serves 8

If you fancy a change from the traditional Lemon Drizzle, this recipe is easy and fast. Try Jasmine Tea with a slice of Lime Drizzle to give a touch of Oriental.

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  • 225g Butter (salted) - softened
  • 225g Golden Caster Sugar
  • 225g Self-raising Flour
  • 4 eggs
  • Grated zest of 1 1/2 Lime
  • For the Drizzle:
  • Grated Zest of 1 1/2 Lime
  • 85g Golden Caster Sugar
  • 6 tbsp of Lime juice


    1. Preheat the oven to 180C or 160C/fan. Line tin with greaseproof paper and set aside.
    2. Mix the butter with sugar until creamy and slightly pale. Add the grated lime zest and eggs, one at a time and mix well.
    3. Stir in the flour and mix well. Pour mixture into tin and cook for 45 - 50 minutes.
    4. Heat sugar, lime juice and zest in moderate heat (do not boil)
    5. Remove cake from oven. Prick the cake with a skewer and pour the drizzle mixture onto cake. Leave cake to cool and serve.

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5th Aug, 2020
This is lovely and I made it as a loaf. I did adjust the recipe as I never find lemon drizzle cakes lemony enough. I put the zest of 3 limes and the juice of 2 limes into the mixture - the rest of the cake mixture I kept exactly the same. For the drizzle I did the zest of two limes and the juice of 3 limes. I added a bit more sugar. I had lots of drizzle left over so I let it cool a bit then added icing sugar until reasonably thick but pourable. Poured that all over the cake. It looked a bit messy but still impressive and tasted lovely. My first lime drizzle and used a total of 5 lines. Thank you, great and very easy recipe - will be as easy as Victoria sponge recipe to remember too!!
4th Sep, 2019
Served this with Margarita Ice Cream - fabulous!
Sharyn Bowden
22nd Jun, 2016
2nd May, 2016
Easy to make,light, moist & extremely yummy!
8th Oct, 2017
What size tin does it need please
3rd Mar, 2016
Making this at the mo and cant see a cake tin size arghhh. Will let you know how I get on x
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