Lime Cream Cheese Cake- The Great British Bake Off Everyday.

Another delicious cake from the latest Great British Bake Off book and a scrumptious version of a lime drizzle loaf cake.  This one actually has cream cheese added to it and keeps the texture moist.  I had never used cream cheese within a cake mixture before, only as frosting.  A couple of weekends ago I chose to bake this as our Sunday dessert for teatime.  I was so glad I did as it went down very well with all of the family. The remains were cut up and put into slices where my hubby and son ate for pudding after dinner on the Monday and Tuesday.

Here’s how it was made:

Some soft butter and cream cheese was put in a large mixing bowl and beat together until light and creamy. I then added in the caster sugar and some lime zest.
Some soft butter and cream cheese was put in a large mixing bowl and beat together until light and creamy. I then added in the caster sugar and some lime zest.
In another bowl I beat the eggs and then gradually added it to the butter mixture.
In another bowl I beat the eggs and then gradually added it to the butter mixture.
After the mixture was beaten I added in some vanilla extract and some self raising flour by folding it in carefully.
After the mixture was beaten I added in some vanilla extract and some self raising flour by folding it in carefully.
Here is my loaf tin lined with a loaf parchment liner.
Here is my loaf tin lined with a loaf parchment liner.
While the loaf was baking I made a sugar syrup out of caster sugar and lime juice. This was put onto the cake when it was still warm so it could soak into the cake.
While the loaf was baking I made a sugar syrup out of caster sugar and lime juice. This was put onto the cake when it was still warm so it could soak into the cake.
Here is the finished cake ready to cool down.
Here is the finished cake ready to cool down.
A lime glace icing glace was poured on top of the cake. This was a bit runny as the cake hadn't completely cooled- rushing again!
A lime glace icing glace was poured on top of the cake. This was a bit runny as the cake hadn’t completely cooled- rushing again!

Despite the rather rustic look of this cake it tasted fab and I was impressed with the flavours. I am definitely going to bake this cake again as it was worth it to have everyone eating it. It wasn’t fiddly to make, either.  I bet it would work equally well with lemons or orangesas well if you don’t like limes.

Happy Baking!

Love Sam xx

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