Tray bakes often remind me of kid’s birthday parties or cakes from the school canteen however this does not do them justice! Baking a cake in a larger tin makes the cake itself more dense, yet incredibly moist and flavourful. It also provides a good ratio of cake to icing, as I’m personally not a fan of too much sweet icing. So you can probably assume that this will be the first of many tray bakes being added to the blog, watch this space! And of course, if there any particular flavour combinations you would like me to try, let me know in the comments below.
This recipe makes 12 slices of cake that bring about the taste of summer! The zesty lime is so light and refreshing and it is very more-ish. Two slices were immediately consumed after the photograph was taken… Actually, I don’t even think one slice made it to the photography stage, I just had to try it! This recipe is super easy, yet fun to make as you can decorate with lime zest or you could even get a little creative with some green food colouring. I’ve made it gluten and dairy free so that many of you can enjoy it, and it’s a great activity if you’re looking for baking ideas this summer holiday.
Lime Tray Bake
For the cake:
- 175 g Butter (dairy free)
- 175 g Caster sugar
- 175 g Gluten free self-raising flour
- 3 Eggs
- 2 Limes (zest)
For the icing:
- 225 g Icing sugar
- 2 Limes (juice)
- Line a 23cm x 30cm tray with baking paper and preheat the oven to gas mark 4 or 180 degrees Celsius.
- Beat together the butter and caster sugar in a bowl
- Gradually add the egg and self-raising flour while folding, until you have combined all the ingredients.
- Add the lime zest, mix well then transfer the cake mixture tthe tray.
- Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, then leave to cool.
- Prepare the icing by mixing icing sugar with the juice of two limes. Spread across the cake, then sprinkle with lime zest. Leave to set, then cut into squares to serve.
If you’ve enjoyed making this recipe, you will love my Lime & Coconut Loaf Cake, it’s delicious! If you are keen on citrus bakes, you might like to try my Lemon & Elderflower Cupcakes or my Lemon Drizzle Loaf. Or even my recent bakes, Lemon Meringue Cupcakes or Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes. You really can’t go wrong with a summery citrus bake.
As always, let me know if you give this recipe a try, I love to see how your bakes turn out. You can tag me on Instagram (@lowfodmapinspiration), and I’ll give it a share!