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Lemon and Lime Cake with Lime Curd Topping

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by Georgia Martin (subscribe)
I'm a born and bred Adelaidian food-lover.
Published January 8th 2013
A delicious afternoon tea addition
Lemon and Lime Cake with Lime Curd Topping

This cake is almost foolproof and even without the lime curd topping, is to die for.




Cake
250g butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
tsp citric acid
Zest of 2 lime
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup self-raising flour
¼ cup milk

Lime Curd
2 eggs
½ cup sugar
60g cold butter
Juice of 1 lime

Pre-heat oven to 160C

Cream the butter and sugar together then mix in the egg. Mix in the citric acid, vanilla essence and lemon and lime zest before adding the flour and milk. Ensure cake mixture is well combined and pour into a cake tin lined with baking paper to cook for 40-50mins (depending on oven). The cake is cooked when it is golden brown or when a wooden skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.

To make the lime curd, combine the eggs and sugar in a heat proof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Using a whisk, stir in the lime juice and the butter a little at a time. Continue stirring with the whisk until the curd begins to thicken.
When the cake is cooked, allow it to cool and remove it from the tin and top with the lime curd to serve.
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Why? A tasty and simple addition to any weekend afternoon tea.
Your Comment
alot of butter in this.
by lynep (score: 1|11) 1655 days ago
This recipe sounds great but doesn't have the amount of citric acid and milk in the cake or the amount of milk in the toppling. Can you please advise ?
by felic (score: 0|2) 1653 days ago
Sounds tasty! Does the question mark in the ingredients represent 1/2? Such as 1/2 cup milk? Thanks
by jacis (score: 0|3) 1652 days ago
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