Simple lime cake

And the Recipe Swap is back!! And we are back to the big Sunday group! I am so excited!!! Thanks Christianna for bringing this back! And we are baking cake! And as soon as I saw the cake I knew what I wanted to bake.

Keeping with the spirit of the recipe is a simple cake with citrus. I used limes instead of lemons and I used oil instead of butter. And then I soaked the cake in lime juice. As my mom used to do. Only in that case she soaked it with orange juice and I have no idea how the batter was made. Almost surely not with olive oil. But the spirit of this cake is the same.

The result is a deliciously moist cake with a great citrusy flavor and just a hint of olive oil taste. I loved it! And it would be perfect for breakfast or coffee!

Remember to check out what every one else did for the swap at the bottom of the post!

Simple lime cake


  • 2 eggs
  • 6 oz. flour
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 oz. sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 limes


  1. Beat the eggs on high speed adding oil slowly as you would do to make mayo. Keep adding the oil slowly until it is completely absorbed by the egg compost.
  2. Add the sugar and the salt and beat again until incorporated.
  3. Add the lime zest and the flour and mix well. Finally add the baking powder and finish mixing.
  4. Pour in a buttered mold and bake in a 375F oven until golden brown and cooked through, about 40 minutes.
  5. Squeeze the lime and add sugar and water to taste. Warm up so that the sugar dissolves.
  6. When the cake is cooked, take it out of the oven. Pierce the cake all over and pour the lime juice over the cake without unmolding.
  7. Let the cake cool down and absorb the juice. Unmold and serve.

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