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Lime and Yoghurt Cake with a Lime and Mint Syrup

March 19, 2013

Last week was not such a good week – what with being ill and having several other issues to sort out – not to mention that my office computer crashed and I’ve lost all my data. No, it wasn’t a nice week at all! So over the weekend, I was lying down watching TV all alone at home depressed about life when I found myself watching Rachel Allen Bake on TLC. She was making a lime and yoghurt cake, and I knew that if I wanted my weekend to be better than my week, baking therapy was the key. So all inspired, I got the ingredients together and set about baking the cake. I also had some fresh mint in the fridge, so I used that in the lime syrup and it added a whole new dimension to the cake. The cake has some almond meal in it, which tends to make it dense. But it is so moist and soft, especially when eaten warm, that density is hardly an issue.

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Lime and Yoghurt Cake with a Lime and Mint Syrup (Adapted from Rachel Allen)
You will love the zestiness of this cake...
Course tea
Cuisine continental
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40-50 minutes
For the syrup
Course tea
Cuisine continental
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40-50 minutes
For the syrup
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C.
  2. In the main mixing bowl, sift together the sugar, maida, almond meal, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs together with the honey, yoghurt, oil and lime zest.
  4. Whisk at each stage to ensure that there are no lumps.
  5. The mixture should be like a smooth batter.
  6. Now, make a well in the dry mixture and add the wet mixture in.
  7. Fold the wet into the dry till just incorporated.
  8. Now, pour the combined mixture in a greased and lined cake tin and put into the oven and bake for around 40-50 minutes at 180 C till a skewer comes out clean.
  9. Let it cool on the rack for at least 10 minutes before unmoulding.
  10. Make the syrup while the cake is in the oven.
  11. For this, put the sugar and water in a saucepan and stir till the sugar melts.
  12. Bring this to the boil till the mixture is reduced to half.
  13. Then add the juice of one lime and the mint leaves and boil again for two minutes.
  14. Strain and let the syrup cool down. As it cools, it will continue to thicken.
  15. Once the cake is unmoulded, use a skewer or toothpick to make small holes in the cake and spoon the syrup slowly over the cake.
  16. Ensure that it is completely coated in the syrup, till you are satisfied.
  17. Let the cake cool for some more time till it has soaked in all the syrup and then cut and serve with some vanilla ice cream.
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  • beblessed March 19, 2013 at 15:21

    that looks yummy! :)..proud of u shan..manj here

  • I am Alifiya March 20, 2013 at 04:19

    Yummy….:) Ive been racking my brains on what to bake this weekend.. I had dark chocolate but wasnt in the mood to bake a cake or make brownies…Ur lime cake is the answer i guess 🙂

  • Shanti March 20, 2013 at 09:58

    Alifiya, it is yummy and super easy too! Do let me knw how it turns out!

  • Shanti March 20, 2013 at 12:46

    Thanks Manj :*

  • Jasleen sethi October 1, 2013 at 09:45

    I have bajaj 2200 T SS oven. Now the problem i have is should i keep both the heater elemnt on ir jus one while baking. Or should i keep both on mild. Because every time i bake deres smething or the other problem with my cake. Please help. 🙂

  • Shanti October 1, 2013 at 09:51

    Hi Jasleen, thanks for the comment. Ideally while baking a cake, you have to have both elements on because the cake needs all round heating to cook evenly. Follow the temp as prescribed in any recipe and it should work. Also, u need to figure out what goes wrong with the cake coz it can also be an issue in the ingredients or the preparation part of it.

  • Jasleen sethi October 1, 2013 at 10:43

    I will just try this recipe of urs and wil let u knw how does it comes out. Thanks for the help though. 🙂 il brb. 😉

  • Jasleen sethi October 2, 2013 at 06:41

    My cake didnt rise. It never does.:(Its just a centimeter rise. Thats it. Whys that?

  • Shanti October 2, 2013 at 11:00

    There could be an issue with several things: 1) your baking powder is old. Test it by putting 1/4 cup boiling water over 1/2 teaspoon baking powder in a bowl. It should immediately bubble up violently; if not then you need to buy a new packet.2) You need to beat the eggs well to a ribbon-like consistency – this adds air into the batter – as does the sifting of the dry ingredients. 3) when you fold in the wet into the dry mix, you need to fold it without beating the air out of the batter. check youtube for the exact action. Hope this helps, since I think thats about all that can go wrong.

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