Lime Syrup Cakes

 Lime Syrup Cakes

Citrus season is upon us again and while I only have one lime tree, I always manage a good supply of limes for baking, salad dressings and main meals.

These Lime Syrup Cakes can be eaten on their own or dressed up with a dollop of cream.  Whatever way you serve them, they are deliciously moist and tangy.  Enjoy.


125 g butter, chopped

2 teaspoons finely grated lime rind

1 cup caster sugar

3 eggs

1 ¾ cups gf self raising flour

¾ cup desiccated coconut

¾ cup plain yoghurt

1 tablespoon lime juice


1 lime

¼ cup lime juice

1 cup caster sugar

½ cup water



  1. Grease a 12 hole muffin pan.
  2. Beat butter, rind and sugar in a small bowl with electric beaters until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until just combined between additions.
  4. Stir in sifted flour, coconut, yoghurt and lime juice in two batches.
  5. Divide mixture into muffin holes.
  6. Cook in a moderate oven 180 C (160C fan forced) for 25 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer.
  7. Turn cakes out onto a wire rack over an oven tray and pour hot syrup over hot cakes.


  1. Peel rind from lime with a vegetable peeler.  But rind into thin strips.
  2. Combine juice, sugar and water in a small sauce pan, stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Simmer uncovered for 2 minutes.
  3. Add rind, simmer uncovered for a further 2 minutes.



2 responses

  1. Reblogged this on Favourite Gluten Free Recipes and commented:

    Moist, tangy and delicious…

  2. These sound absolutely lovely. Thanks for sharing!

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