West African Lime Cake Recipe

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

Posted for ZWT II - Africa/Middle East, as taken from Epicurean.com. This is such an easy cake that even the kids can make it with some adult supervision.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream the sugar and butter, add the well beaten eggs and the lime juice, then the flour and baking powder.
  2. Pour into greased and floured 8" square cake pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, or until straw stuck into center comes out clean. Sprinkle chopped peanuts on top for garnish if you like.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is cooling as I type. I snagged a piece from it because it smelled so good and I couldn't resist. I also made it in a loaf pan and I have put a lime glaze on top after poking holes in it so it could soak in. I didn't use the peanuts just out of personal preference. You have to try this one if you like Limes!!

5 5

This is a very easy cake to do since i usually have everything on hand. I used key limes and added about 3 tsp of zest in for looks. I also double glazed it with a lime glaze I found on another site. Like some of the others, I made it in a loaf pan. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

4 5

this cake was so great! it wasn't as fluffy as some other reviewers said theirs was, but that's probably because i hand beat the batter....very delicious lime taste :)) my lime gave 3 tbs of juice and a very delightful light 'crust' baked on the outside--- will definitely make again THANK YOU! ^^