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5 from 3 votes

Lime Loaf Cake

A humble, everyday cake. Perfectly zingy & moist.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 8
Author: Vicki | Passionate Baker


for the cake:

  • 225 grams plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 200 grams granulated sugar
  • 1.5 limes, zested
  • 150 grams full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 100 grams salted butter, melted & cooled slightly

for the glaze:

  • 100 grams icing sugar, sifted
  • 1.5 tablespoons lime juice


  • Preheat the oven to 170C. Butter & flour a 9x5 loaf tin; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour & the baking powder. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar & the lime zest, ensuring the zest is evenly dispersed. Add the eggs, yogurt, & melted butter to the sugar and whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Add the flour mix to the egg mixture & stir until just combined.
  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared loaf tin & bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the loaf is golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Leave the cake to cool in the tin for 10-minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To make the glaze, in a small bowl, use a fork to combine the icing sugar and lime juice - using more lime juice for a runnier glaze. When the cake is cooled, use an offset spatula or spoon to spread the glaze evenly over the top.