Tuesday, April 10, 2012

West African lime cake

2 ½ dl sugar
2 ½ tbs butter/margarine
2 eggs
juice of 1 lime
3 ½ dl flour
2 tsp baking powder
chopped peanuts (optional)

for the icing:
icing sugar
lime juice
a drop of green food coloring

Step 1: cream the sugar and butter

Step 2: add the eggs one at a time and beat well

Step 3: then add the lime juice, flour and baking powder and mix together

Step 4: chop the peanuts into fine pieces and mix into the batter

Step 5: pour the batter into a greased and floured cake pan and bake in the oven at 175 C for 25 minutes

Step 6: take the cake out of the pan and let it cool off for a few minutes.

Step 7: mix the icing sugar and lime juice together, measure after how thick layer of icing you want on the cake. then add a drop or two of green food coloring. 

Step 8: spred the icing over the top of the cake, then let it stand in the refrigerator to cool. 

Step 9: cut the cake into square pieces. 

Quick to prepare: this takes approximately 1 h to make overall. The baking time in the oven is 25 min, and preparations and decorations takes approximately 30 min. 

Ease of preparation: This recipe is easy to make, the steps are simple and easy to follow.  

Everyday vs. Gourmet: This cake has a very fresh and nice taste because of the lime. It's sweet and has a nice consistency and it's suitable for all occasions. 

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