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.
Lime and Yoghurt Cake with a Lime and Mint Syrup (Adapted from Rachel Allen)