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Chocolate and Lime Cake

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Chocolate and Lime Cake

A chocolate loaf cake with zingy lime flavours. Can easily be sliced for sharing amongst friends.


175g softened butter

150g caster sugar

3 eggs

175g self-raising flour

half a teaspoon baking powder

100ml milk

5 tbsps cocoa powder

Zest 1 lime

3-4 tbsps Lime Curd

1 tsp icing sugar to decorate

Made with
Lime Curd


  1. Heat the oven to 160C/140C fan/Gas Mark 3. Grease and line a 2lb/900g loaf tin with a strip of baking parchment.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar with an electrical whisk until nicely light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs, flour, baking powder, milk, cocoa and lime zest until smooth
  4. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin.
  5. Bake for 45-50 minutes until golden, risen and a skewer poked into the very centre of the cake comes out clean.
  6. Cool in the tin and once cooled lift out and place on a wire rack.
  7. Slice the loaf horizontally in two and spread the lime curd on the bottom layer. Sandwich the two layers back together.
  8. Sieve over a little icing sugar to decorate.

Time: 1 hrs 10 mins

Makes: 24 muffins

Difficulty: Medium

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