So this is my take on the standard lemon drizzle. I like citrus based drizzle cakes as the ingredients and be virtually all thrown into the bowl together and don't really need a lot of technique. It makes it an easy and quick make to make. Perfect if your new to baking (lemon drizzle was the first cake I ever made). I made this lemon and lime version for the first time as part of a present for a 70th birthday and it got rave reviews. The birthday girl is young at heart. I wanted to make a cake that was light, zingy and fresh but felt that a lemon drizzle wouldn't quite be enough. To make it really stand out it's imprtant that you use the zest as well as the juice. It makes the cake taste like all of those famous fizzy lemon and lime soft drinks that we all know and love! I also firmly believe that there should be multiple layers of icing and that it should also be lovely and messy with the icing dripping and running down the sides....This is not a cake for tidy people!
In all honesty you don't need to use the lemon and lime concentrates if you don't want to. I only use them to enhance the flavour because I like the extra zing that comes with them The icing also doesn't really need to be 3 layers but I think it adds the the playful element of the cake when its thick and running down the sides. In reality one layer will do if your in a hurry Also, adding a little pinch of salt will help combat the sweetness if you find it too much