Time for Lime (Festive snowflakes optional!)

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If you are like me and LOVE the addictive shock of sharp, sour sweets, then this lime cake recipe inspired by Mary Berry, is for you!

I followed the recipe from (in my opinion) the queen of baking, Mary Berry, swapping the flour for gluten free flour. I do not add xanthum gum or anything to help make the texture better, as I don’t feel it needs it. I’ve found I have embraced a gluten free texture, focusing more on the flavour!

In her recipe, Mary Berry makes this into a tray bake, cutting it into 12 squares, but I don’t have the right tin, so one big round cake it is!

Cake

175g of soft butter

175g caster sugar

250g of gluten free self raising flour

1.5 tsp baking powder

3 eggs

3 tbsp milk

2 x grated zest of limes

Icing

250g icing sugar

2 x juice of limes

NB:// I’m sure you can see in the pictures, but so determined to have that sharp, sour lime flavour, I over did it on the lime juice in the icing…. it was way too runny, and ran straight off my cake!

Zoe Childs