The weather is so hot today in my side of Lagos, you’d think someone lifted the earth closer to sun. So hot that by my garden schedule, my plants ought to be watered tomorrow, but when I went to get some herbs I could see some of my plant babies parched from thirst.
My god-children are visiting for the weekend, and it is such a joy to have them around, because I haven’t seen them in forever no thanks to Covid. And to keep them hydrated and entertained, I made LimeAde and a delicious Lime Cake loaf.
Prep time for this cake was 20 minutes or less because I already had freshly squeezed Lime Juice in the fridge. And as with many of my cake recipes, this is easy peasy.
- 3 Cups Flour
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup Lime juice
- 5 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1tsp salt
- ½ tbsp vanilla extract (or essence)
- ¼ tsp Cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 350°c
- Grease or oil spray your pan and set aside
- Sieve flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg together and set aside
- Mix eggs on medium speed for about one minute, add sugar and mix till the sugar is well incorporated.
- Keep mixing and add oil gradually into the mix
- Next Add Lime Juice and vanilla extract
- Reduce the mixer speed one notch and add flour in three parts.
- Stop mixing after adding flour. So as not to over mix. Over mixing will activate the gluten. Use a spatula to scrape side down and fold what is left in.
- Pour batter into a pan and pop into the oven.
- Bake for 50 mins – 75 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.
- Take it out of the oven and leave on a rack to cool for 20 mins before taking out of the pan.
Enjoy your Lime loaf cake