lime cake

basic butter cake with lime juice, zest and lime syrup

prep 10'
bake 30'
10 slices

Easy to remember lime cake with butter cake base.


  • 150g (3/4 cups) caster sugar
  • 150g (1 cup & 1tbsp) flour
  • 150g (2/3 cup) butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) milk
  • 4g (1tsp) baking powder
  • 2g (1/2 tsp) sugar vanilla
  • 2gr (1/2 tsp) salt
  • *all the ingredients should be at room temperature

ingredients for the syrup

  • 45g (1/3 cups) caster sugar
  • juice and rinds of 4 limes


  • preheat oven to 180°C/350°F
  • coat a 23cm/9-inch springform pan with cooking spray or line the bottom with parchment paper
  • sift together the flour, salt, vanilla and baking powder
  • beat the butter and the sugar for 5 minutes or until fluffy and light in colour
  • add the eggs one at a time, beat well after each addition
  • add the sifted dry ingredients to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk
  • stir until just blended
  • pour batter into prepared pan
  • bake for 30 minutes for until cake springs back when lightly touched
  • let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely
  • as this is a lime cake, add in the zest of one lime when creaming the butter and sugar together

preparation of the syrup

  • boil all the ingredients in a saucepan for 5 minutes over medium heat


  • while the cake is hot and still in the tin, pour over the cold syrup
  • let it penetrate the cake for 30 min before cutting

 more information

You can find many recipes on this website. In case of questions, please don't hesitate to email me at or follow me on Instagram.

 cookbook & workshops

All workshop participants get a €5 discount on Parisa's Persian Kitchen cookbook.

 discover Iran

Read some travel stories of how I experience my country.
Ontdek samen op reis met Leila Besharat, Iraanse in Vlaanderen, de rijkdom en de schitterende schoonheid van de Perzische cultuur. Bekijk haar reisaanbod op