Tuesday, June 29, 2010

TWD - Lime Drenched Loaf Cake


This week’s TWD recipe is rum drenched vanilla loaf cakes and was chosen by Wendy of Pink Stripes (one of my favourite bloggers). I don’t like rum at all, so I decided to make a variation of one of the suggested variations – I made lime drenched vanilla loaf cakes. Actually, I made a loaf cake, singular. I only have one loaf pan and only needed one cake so I easily halved the recipe to make just one loaf.
This was an interesting recipe as the liquid ingredient was cream. I didn’t have any cream and forgot to get some on the way home from work, so instead just used milk, which worked just as well. The recipe called for a vanilla bean instead of vanilla extract – I used some vanilla sugar that I always have on hand. I have a jar that I throw any used vanilla pods into and keep topping it up with sugar. The sugar is beautifully infused with vanilla fragrance. The flavouring of choice (in my case lime juice) was also added to the cake mix.
Once the cake came out of the oven, a cooled syrup (in my case lime syrup) was poured over the cake. We ate a slice of loaf each while it was still fairly warm and delicious. It was incredibly moist and the vanilla and lime flavours worked so well together – I think lime goes with vanilla even better than lemon does, as limes have quite a floral undertone. I am sure that the loaf keeps well, but ours didn’t get the chance, as we ate the whole loaf the next day. This would have to be one of my favourite TWD recipes. See what the others thought here.

12 comments:

Cakelaw said...

The lime would have been wonderful - and using milk saves on calories!! I really liked this cake too - I'd make it again.

pinkstripes said...

What?! You don't like rum? Pour me your shot! :P
The lime variation sounds delicious. I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for baking along with me!

Jules Someone said...

Glad you liked it! I think I would prefer a glaze to the syrup. The lime and vanilla sounds yummy!

Anonymous said...

I love the tips I pick up from you.I would have dutifully bought the cream or deferred until I had it.I really need to have more confidence and just go for it!

Rosa said...

This looks fantastic - I will have to try it sometime. Always good when you can replace less healthy ingredients with an alternative without ill effect! And I don't like rum, either, lime sounds much better. ;-)

steph- whisk/spoon said...

it's one of my favorites from the book, too! your sub of lime sounds divine!

Zeetra said...

Could you use Orange or Lemon oe even maybe Kahlua in stead of Limes?

Tammy said...

Hi Zeetra

Orange and lemon are the substitutes referred to in the book. Yuo could try kahlua - let me know if you do!

jillbert said...

Your lime version sounds wonderful! I used milk too, and I think it worked fine.

Peggy said...

I think I would like the lime more than rum. I'm not a rum fan. I have not made this yet, but hopefully by the end of the week. I've had a rough week so far! I'm glad to see the lime worked well.

PheMom said...

What a great version! I actually tried the recipe 2x and bombed on it both times - still can't figure out what I did wrong. Anyway, thanks for your sweet comment about Kayla. We are doing good and are so happy to have her - just blogging my way through it for therapy :) Email me if you get the chance - I'd love to hear all about how you are doing and life as a Mom for you!

Hugs,
Holly

Leslie said...

Tammy, you're the first one I've seen that used lime and I'm happy to know it was such a smashing success. You had me salivating by the end of your post!