Although I’ve listed this recipe before when I made it with lemons, I’m posting it again with limes as I have an abundance of them on the tree at the moment. This is a top recipe – quick to throw together and it always turns out beautifully. It can be made with either lemons or limes, whichever you have the most of at the time. I always use Greek yoghurt but I’m sure it would work nicely with flavored yoghurt as well. Sometimes I make a lime drizzle to pour over it, other times just plain icing. In the pictures here I’ve made a thin citrus icing.
1 ¾ cups sugar
Zest of 2 limes
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup yoghurt
3 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
2 cups self raising flour
- Heat the oven to 180 degrees C. grease and line a cake tin, whatever shape you like.
- Place the sugar, zest, eggs and oil in a food processor and mix until thick and smooth. If you prefer you can use hand mixers or a bench mixer. Add the yoghurt and juice and mix until just combined. Add the flour and mix briefly – you don’t want to over mix.
- Pour into the cake tin and bake for about 40 minutes, or until the cake is done. Leave in the tin for about 10 minutes then turn onto a cooling rack.
- Dust the cake with icing sugar, cove with icing or pour over some lime drizzle