#RecipeSwap: Simple lime cake

And the Recipe Swap is back!! And we are back to the big Sunday group! I am so excited!!! Thanks Christianna for bringing this back! And we are baking cake! And as soon as I saw the cake I knew what I wanted to bake.

Keeping with the spirit of the recipe is a simple cake with citrus. I used limes instead of lemons and I used oil instead of butter. And then I soaked the cake in lime juice. As my mom used to do. Only in that case she soaked it with orange juice and I have no idea how the batter was made. Almost surely not with olive oil. But the spirit of this cake is the same.


The result is a deliciously moist cake with a great citrusy flavor and just a hint of olive oil taste. I loved it! And it would be perfect for breakfast or coffee!

Remember to check out what every one else did for the swap at the bottom of the post!

Simple lime cake

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 12 Servings

Simple lime cake


  • 2 eggs
  • 6 oz. flour
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 oz. sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 limes


  1. Beat the eggs on high speed adding oil slowly as you would do to make mayo. Keep adding the oil slowly until it is completely absorbed by the egg compost.
  2. Add the sugar and the salt and beat again until incorporated.
  3. Add the lime zest and the flour and mix well. Finally add the baking powder and finish mixing.
  4. Pour in a buttered mold and bake in a 375F oven until golden brown and cooked through, about 40 minutes.
  5. Squeeze the lime and add sugar and water to taste. Warm up so that the sugar dissolves.
  6. When the cake is cooked, take it out of the oven. Pierce the cake all over and pour the lime juice over the cake without unmolding.
  7. Let the cake cool down and absorb the juice. Unmold and serve.

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  2. Joy says:

    The cake looks great. I can’t wait to try it.

  3. Mmm I just love this! Lovely recipe.

  4. I know I will like this cake as I love citrus cakes. It looks really moist.

  5. such a lovely cake! i love the idea of using olive oil in this!

  6. a lovely sponge cake Pola and thank you so much for your visit. You really have an amazing page here!

  7. A wonderful lime cake, Pola.

  8. I’d imagine that this would be really lovely with one of those fruity, green olive oils! 😀

  9. Ramona says:

    What a delicious looking recipe and cake. Love that it has history. 🙂

  10. Looks good – glad that we are all back recipe swapping 🙂

  11. alex says:

    I can imagine this cake tasting just delicious and refreshing. Makes me think of my favorite drink, margaritas!

  12. Well done! I considered swapping in limes as well. Glad to see it would have been a good move. Thanks for coming by my site too! Gary

  13. Hi again! YAAAAAY! I’m happy we’re all back together in a group too, and I totally kept mine close to home this month as well. Great idea soaking the cake in the juice as well – totally would have made mine pop a bit more. HAPPY SWAPPING!

  14. Lovely Pola! My favourite kind of cake is a citrus one. I have bookmarked this for the next time a am baking!

  15. Yum, your cake looks fantastic! I love the lime-soaking. I could so go for a piece right now with a dollop of freshly whipped cream, YUM!

  16. alida says:

    Simple and very tasty. A very nice and refreshing cake. Brava. Ciao!

  17. It seems delicious. Bookmarked it and plan to follow your directions to have one tonight.

  18. Shumaila says:

    I love a simple citrus cake and love the idea of having it for breakfast. Your cake looks absolutely moist. Great take on the swap!

  19. This looks picture perfect!
    I love soaked cakes… maybe a little tequila with the lime juice would make for a great grown up addition! Great swap!

  20. That does look like a delicious cake!

  21. Elly says:

    Adoro le torte agrumate. Con il lime deve essere molto gustosa. Mi piace!! Meno male che ho la conversione delle dosi… almeno spero di non fare guari!

    • PolaM says:

      Le dosi in “italiano” (che poi sono quelle come misuro io) sono 180g di farina, 150g (ma anche un po’ meno se vuoi) di zucchero, 1/2 bustina di lievito e 150 ml di olio, forno a 180C.

  22. Pola, for some reason, I knew this was a great recipe for you. It just seems like your style- simple, fresh, and proud. I am glad we are back to the big Sunday group, too! Feels a little bit like a reunion. 🙂

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