Lime Daiquiri Sponge Cake

    1 hour 45 min

    If you love cake and daiquiris, this is the recipe for you. This delicious glazed cake is flavoured with key lime juice and rum. A special treat for afternoon tea or dessert.

    20 people made this

    Makes: 1 26cm tube cake

    • 225g butter
    • 100g margarine
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 5 eggs
    • 375g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 250ml milk
    • 2 tablespoons rum
    • 1 tablespoon grated key lime zest
    • 2 teaspoons key lime juice
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 50g butter
    • 2 tablespoons key lime juice
    • 3 tablespoons rum

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Grease and flour a 26cm tube cake tin. Mix together the flour and baking powder.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together 225g butter, 100g margarine and 400g sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing just until incorporated. Stir in 2 tablespoons rum, key lime zest, 2 teaspoons key lime juice, vanilla extract and lemon juice.
    3. Pour batter into prepared tin. Bake in the preheated oven for 90 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool in tin 10 minutes. Turn it out onto wire rack.
    4. Meanwhile, make the glaze. In small saucepan, combine 4 tablespoons sugar, 50g butter and 2 tablespoons key lime juice. Bring to the boil. Continue to boil, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in 3 tablespoons rum.
    5. While cake is still warm, prick the top with a skewer. Pour glaze all over warm cake. Cool completely.

    Key limes

    Are available at some speciality markets. If you can't get your hands on any, use regular limes.

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    Reviews in English (17)


    While this cake certainly had it's good points, overall I was a little disappointed. The flavor was certainly delicate, and would have appreciated a stronger lime taste. Maybe next time I will double the amount of lime zest I put in. The glaze was delicious, but I think I would also double the amount of glaze to make the cake more flavorful overall. As per other reviews, the cake was actually ready after about 75 minutes. It was a little dry I felt also. Sour cream as a replacement for milk may remedy this. I think I will try again and make some alterations as the cake does have potential.  -  30 Jun 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this cake for my grandaughter's 18th birthday. She wanted a mexican meal and this cake was perfect for dessert. My daughter-in-law said this cake was refreshing. It is a pound cake with a light but distinguished flavor. It is added to my recipe box, a definate keeper.  -  07 Mar 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My boyfriend really enjoys key lime pies, so I put this together for him. Great recipe! Reminds me of my grandmother's pound cake, but with a key lime zing. He loved it!  -  30 Nov 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)