Lime roses with lime icing

I find sponge cakes a bit boring, unlike F that really likes them. He especially likes tiger cake which he gets very seldom as I don’t bother to do them very often. Actually there’s nothing wrong with sponge cakes, but they are so plain… To solve this I try to use funny molds, in shape of bears or Moomins, which makes the baking more amusing. I made up this recipe as I wanted just a few cakes and as I wanted to use my new italian silicon rose molds, and the result was very good. We had a lot of limes left from the homestyling of the apartment (!) so I decided to use some of them in the cakes. They came out very moist and delicious with a fresh flavour, perfect now during spring. The tangy lemon frosting was literally “the icing on the cake”.

Lime roses with lime icing
(results in 5-8 cakes, depending on molds. My molds fit around 100 ml each and I got 5 cakes.)

100 gram vanilla infused caster sugar
50 gram butter
1 egg
50 ml milk
200 ml flour
1 tsp baking powder
zest and juice from one lime

juice from one lime
200 ml icing sugar

lime zest

Preheat oven to 175 degrees C.
Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until white and fluffy. Add egg. Fold in flour and baking powder. Add milk, lemon juice, lemon zest and combine.

Spoon batter up to 2/3 of the molds. Bake for 15-17 minutes depending on size, until a tooth pick or potato stick comes out clean.

Let the cakes cool in the molds for at least 10 minutes, but don’t leave them in the molds too long or they will get soggy.

Combine icing sugar and lime juice until smooth. Spoon over the cakes and decorate with grated lime zest.

15 Responses to “Lime roses with lime icing”

  1. LINA
    April 16th, 2008 22:49

    WOW! SO beautiful and amazing looking!

  2. Rosa
    April 17th, 2008 07:36

    They must taste gorgeous! I love lime and anything citrusy!



  3. Karolina
    April 17th, 2008 07:41

    They’re simply adorable. Beautiful molds and very nice picture!!!

  4. Tiuscha
    April 17th, 2008 07:57

    Very beautiful, I applaud !

  5. Deborah
    April 17th, 2008 17:38

    I love the molds! These sound delicious!

  6. Rachel
    April 17th, 2008 17:46

    These are beautiful and sound delicious – I’m definitely going to have to try the recipe!

  7. Scott at Realepicurean
    April 18th, 2008 00:35

    I almost thought you’d given up on blogging and then 2 posts come along at nearly the same time!

    These look lovely and fresh, a perfect taste for spring. Great stuff!

  8. brilynn
    April 18th, 2008 16:43

    If I had the money I would have a million different molds. Those cakes look great!

  9. Foodycat
    April 19th, 2008 13:55

    Wow! They are amazing – I want some of those moulds!

  10. diva
    April 19th, 2008 15:42

    wow.that is so pretty!

  11. Suzana
    April 21st, 2008 12:19

    Oh, those look really adorable! And I’m sure the cakes were very delicious – I love the lime zest on top of the icing. So refreshing!

  12. Foodycat
    May 8th, 2008 11:07

    I held off for 3 whole weeks, but I succumbed! My silicon rose moulds are on their way to me. I don’t hope to achieve anything as pretty as yours though!

  13. Dagmar
    May 8th, 2008 11:15

    Foodycat: Wow, that’s great!!! I hope you will like them. I’m sure yours will be as pretty or actually even prettier!!!

    To the rest of you: Thanks for all sweet comments!!

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