Thursday, March 22, 2012

Lime Bundt Cake


The great things about living here in CA are the weather and also I am able to get produce at a very cheap price. The nearest supermarket is just 6 minutes away and I go there at least twice a week to get fresh produce. We have tons of citrus fruits, lemon and lime is just $0.10 each. With such a cheap price I can’t resist buying it and use it in my baking and cooking. The limes were so fresh and hard that I can hardly get any juice out of it. I end up zapping it in the microwave for 20 seconds to soften them up. I have to squeeze 8 limes in order to get half a cup of juice for the glaze. As usual I like plain cake with citrusy flavor and this cake is just perfect for me. But don’t worry I didn’t have the whole cake for myself; I shared it with my new neighbor. Sorry for the grainy looking pictures. I took it with my old point and shoot camera.



Ingredients:

2 ½ cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 cup/226 gram butter – room temperature
1 1/4 cup sugar
4 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
2 tbsp grated lime zest

Glaze:

½ cup fresh lime juice
½ cup sugar



1. Greased a Bundt pan or a 9” round pan and sprinkle it lightly with some flour and set it aside. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degree F.
2. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Set it aside. Beat sugar and lime zest for a minute (this is to released oil of the lime). Add in the butter and continue to beat until light and fluffy.
3. Add in eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl after each addition. Turn down the speed of the mixer; alternately add in the dry ingredients and milk. Mix well.
4. Pour the batter into the Bundt pan and bake for 1 hour 10 min or until skewer inserted into cake comes out clean. Remove from oven. Let it cool down in the pan for 10 minutes.
5. In the meantime, stir lime juice with sugar until dissolved. Remove the cake from the pan, using a pastry brush, brush the glaze all over the warm cake until completely absorbed.
6. Let the cake cool completely before serving.

23 comments:

Elin said...

wow...that is a nice bundt pan ...like a flower and I am sure the cake taste good too. I love tangy cake too...so refreshing and one wont feel like over eating even if you have the whole cake to yourself :)))

Can see you love the weather and the trips to the supermarket and you make me envy you ....produce are cheap there :)

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

I love citrusy cake too. Looks pretty and refreshing! Think is time to take out my bundt pan too:)

hanushi said...

This is so pretty!!! :)

Shereen said...

I'm in love!!I adore anything with citrus but too bad lime is very expensive in NZ.I might just have to spend that little bit of cash to bake this very beautiful cake and spend a little bit of time too to go and dig out that mould..lol!Thanks for sharing:)

Alice said...

i also love cake with citrus
and i love love love your bundt pan! :)

K.Nor said...

cantiknyer kek tu.. bila guna mould yg hebat ni outcome mesti gojes kan :)

Jeannie said...

I love the bundt mould too! and the color so even!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

love your beautiful bundt pan, i also just bought a beautiful friand pan, hehehe..i also like this kind of simple fruit or vegetable cake..

Mel said...

Beautiful lime bundt cake you have made. And... I have been searching for this bundt pan for so long as I couldn't get it here in my country.

My Little Space said...

Your bundt cake sounds pretty tasty & love the shape too.
Kristy

Ah Tze said...

the bundt cake looks pretty and tasty! Love the bundt mould too :)

lena said...

not only you get fresh and cheap produce, you are also able to get nice bundt pans like this one! beautiful..the design and the cake of course!!

Katie said...

Looks lovely. Bundt cakes make even simple cake look so stylish. Love the sound of all that lime flavour. So fresh

Yummy Bakes said...

Wow ... very nice bundt cake. Looks yummy ... love the nice golden color.

WendyinKK @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Is the pan Nordicware?
Arrrghhh.. I've been itching to get more bundt pans, but no one wants to bring back for me, saying it's bulky!!!! Arrgh!

Me too.. I like citrusy cakes ;p

CaThY said...

very pretty n yummy looking cake! I love the bundt pan to the max ;)

Swee San @ the Sweet Spot said...

That's a very nice bundt pan!!

Mumto4Angels said...

Hi Gert,

Oh yes, I love anything citrusy too, hmm.....will bake something with lime / lemon this weekend :)
Have a good weekend Gert!

Fern @ To Food With Love said...

Looks so pretty and elegant! I love citrus too!

lyly said...

Gert, how beautiful is your cake !!!

ICook4Fun said...

Elin, thank you. Yea the produce here are pretty cheap compare to the East Coast.

Ann, is time to bake something in your bundt pan.

Hanushi, thank you.

Shereen, Yea is about time you bake something with this bundt pan :)

Alice, thank you.

Nor, thank you. Among all my bundt pan memang ni my favourtie :)

Jeannie, this is a cast iron bundt pan and very heavy duty that is why it gave the cake a very even browning.

Sonia, yea is saw your friand cake and I like that pan a lot. I might get one too.

Alice, th

ICook4Fun said...

Mel, thank you. You can buy it online at Amazon.

Kristy and Ah Tze, thank you.

Lena, yea we can get all kinds of bundt pan here from the Kitchen ware stores if not it can be easily obtain online.

Katie, yea especially this one.

Yummy Bakes, thank you.

Wendy, yes it is Nordicware. Yea bundt pans are very heavy.

Cathy and Swee San, thank you.

Mumto4Angles, thank you and hope you have a great weekend too.

Fern, thanks for dropping by.

Lyly, thank you!

My Asian Kitchen said...

so pretty cake...I think the weather is great here,so the fruits here also very cheap but not as cheap as Cali ,right?