I love baking, it is one of the most easiest form of cooking food. Although I bake cookies often, baking cake is quite occasional as it takes me atleast 2 weeks to finish off a 9 inch cake, but recently I bought a ‘cute’ loaf pan so that I could experiment different cakes in smaller quantity.
Now, that I am addicted to my loaf pan and started baking a variety of loaf cakes every week. This week I made these lovely sweet and sour lemon cake. They are super soft and just melts in your mouth. I have used key lime in this cake which is the green variety of lime which is more sour compared to the yellow lemon.
9 Inch loaf pan
All purpose flour – 1.5 cups
White Sugar – ½ cup
Eggs – 2
Butter – 6 tbsp ( at room temperature)
Buttermilk – ½ cup
Baking Soda – ½ tsp
Salt – ½ tsp
Raisins or cranberries – ⅓ cup[Dust them with some flour]
Lime zest – 2 tbsp
Lime juice – ¼ cup( Can increase or decrease as per your taste)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Coat the inside of the pan with butter or oil and sprinkle some flour all over it. This would ensure that the cake does not stick to the pan and would come out easily.
Sift all purpose flour, baking soda and salt together, such that they all get mixed up well.
Mix the butter and sugar together such that the texture becomes creamy.
Add in the eggs, butter milk, lime zest and add this wet mixture into the flour mixture.
Finally add the lime juice and raisins. Mix them all well and add it to the loaf pan.
Bake this in the oven for 50 mins. Keep an eye on the batter after 40 mins as everyone’s oven is different, insert a toothpick in the center and if it comes out clean, the cake is ready.
Allow the cake to cool for some time and take a butter knife and slowly move it around the sides of the pan, this step is just to make sure the cake doesn’t stick to the pan.
Now, flip the cake slowly out of the loaf pan.
Slice it and serve it with some chocolate sauce.