INGREDIENTS

  • 100gr wholemeal flour
  • 100gr organic plain flour
  • 4 brown eggs
  • 200gr organic lightly salted butter
  • 150gr light brown sugar
  • zest of 2 limes
  • juice of 2 limes (1/2 for the cake- 1/2 for the syrup)
  • 2-3 tsp ground ginger
  • 1tsp madagascan vanilla liquid
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh trimmed ginger
  • 1tsp greek cognac (or any good quality cognac)

FOR THE SYRUP

  • 1tbsp greek honey (or any good quality honey)
  • 1/2 of the lime juice mentioned previously
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1tsp ground ginger

PREPARATION

  • Mix sugar & melted butter together in a large bowl & stir well
  • Separate the yolk from the white 
  • Add one by one the yolk from the eggs in your large bowl (of sugar & butter) and stir well until fluffy
  • Zest the two limes & add the zest in the mixture of sugar/butter/yolk eggs
  • Add in the same mixture the vanilla , the ginger (fresh & ground ginger) & stir well
  • Whisk the whites separately in a different bowl to create your fabulous marenga
  • Add the two different types of flour in your main mixture
  • Lastly add the marenga (egg whites) in the mixture & stir well
  • Then add the liquids (cognac, juice of 1 lime) & continue stiring
  • Finally add the baking powder & give a final soft stir

BAKE TIME

  • Grease a rectangular cake tin with some olive oil (or some sesame oil: NB not if you are allergic!)
  • Add the mixture in the cake tin & place it in the oven (approximately 45-50 minutes: 180*
  • When the cake is almost ready, prepare the syrup

SYRUP

  • In a small pan or small pot dissolve the honey in water 
  • Add the juice of one lime & 1tsp of ground ginger & stir
  • Heat to simmer for 2 minutes

FINAL TOUCH

  • When the cake is ready, remove it from oven, slightly slice it & drizzle it with the syrup all over
  • Let it cool down &

ENJOY!

7LittleRubbers' lime & ginger cake is the perfect cake for lovers- it will take you through the week of Valentine's & you will crave for a year of love & bitter-sweet cake bites...