Two cakes in a row…. but cake is a good thing particularly when paired with a nice hot coffee and a good book.
This cake came about when I was gifted a whole bag full of juicy ripe limes from my friend. Limes are usually so scarce in my garden that I reserve the right to use them in curries and only curries. This time I had enough limes to use in any which way I wanted.
So what goes with lime….. white chocolate & lime are a perfect combo. I first made this cake a couple of months ago before our quick trip up to Auckland for the Home Show. I suggested we take the cake up with us but the Mopp decided he didn’t want to share. There were a few crumbs left on the plate by the time we packed up to leave.
I then turned my attention to making a chocolate and banana cake before realising I should finish what I have already started and complete the testing on the white chocolate & lime syrup cake. This cake has quite a coarse crumb and it is very moist. Cut with a non-serrated knife for a cleaner cut (I used my bread knife as i couldn’t lay my hands on the knife I wanted – Mr L has been putting away the dishes so who knows where it has been filed). So here it is….
I haven’t made this cake dairy-free as dairy-free white chocolate isn’t so easy to find here in our city. If you are able to get hold of it, then to make the cake dairy free, use a non-dairy milk kefir. Replace the 150 g butter with 75 g unsweetened apple puree or applesauce, 55 g neutral tasting oil such as rice bran oil and 20 g non-diary milk (I typically use coconut or almond milk).
I have entered this recipe into the monthly challenge We Should Cocoa. Check out the challenge for some delicious looking chocolate-themed recipes. Last month, Maison Cupcake posted White Chocolate Pots with Apple & Granola and Chez Maximka, an Apple and Raisin Cake. These are just two of the recipes I’ve picked out to mention due to the fact they contain apples & chocolate.