Sunday, September 30, 2012

Chocolate lime cake

A chocolate cake without flour is so easy to make and so easy to eat that you can make it whenever friends are coming over at the last moment. It is a light and fluffy but moist and a bit chewy cake that smells and tastes like heaven. The lime gives this dark chocolate flavour some freshness.

Autumn has started. The air is cold, the leaves are turning red and falling off and it is getting dark so soon. I love this time of the year. We are all together in a warm and cosy house, with candles and fireplaces. We're looking forward to autum food. The smell, the spices, the warm desserts.. mmm!

This is a cake that you put in your oven, and your house will smell incredible. It will be difficult to stay away from it for the 35 minutes it needs. The crust on the outside, the warm, moist and little bit gooey cake inside..

Chocolate Lime Cake

150 gr pure chocolate
150 gr soft, unsalted butter
6 eggs
250 gr caster sugar
100 gr ground almonds
4 tsp good quality cocoa powder
1 lime (zest and juice)
icing sugar to decorate

Preheat your oven to 180 C.
Line your cake tin with parchment paper and grease the sides with some butter.
Melt your chocolate and butter au bain-marie (in a heat proof bowl above a pan with boiling water) en let this cool down for a few minutes.
Whisk together your eggs and sugar until they have increased in their size three times. Your mixture should be pale and foamy. (We advise you to do this with a mixer, otherwise you will have to whisk for a very long time..)
Now combine your ground almonds and cocoa powder. Add this to your egg and sugar mixture and mix this in with a spatula. Now fold in the cooled, melted chocolate. And then the last ingredient can be added: your lime zest and the juice can go in.
Pour this mixture in your cake tin and bake it for 35 minutes. Start checking your cake after 30 minutes. You don't wat this cake to be cooked trhough but still a bit gooey on the bottom. So take a toothpick and take your cake out of the oven if it comes out with only a few pieces of batter on it.
Let the cake cool for a few minutes and sprinkle some icing sugar on top befor serving. Ready to enjoy!


  1. Your lime cake looks beautiful! Saw your photo on FoodGawker.

  2. Just wondering when you fold in the melted chocolate mixture? Doesn't say in the instructions. Thanks! Sounds delicIous!

    1. Hello Megan!
      Thank you for your comment. I forgot to write it down! I've corrected it now; you must fold in the melted chocolate after you've added your eggs and sugar mixture! I hope it will work out well.

  3. Hi,
    Have just found this beautiful-sounding recipe- BUT information about tin, please? 9" or 20cms, or other? Springform best? Turn out immediately, then cool? Or loosen, leave a bit, then turn out?

    Sorry to query, but have managed to wreck a few treasures post-baking!

    Can't wait to get at it, for a birthday treat. Thanks a lot,