We had guests for dinner last night and I made a very yummy and refreshing lemon cream dessert. I thought that serving just the cream dessert would be a bit boring so I wanted to bake something to go with it.
Why not with limes and maybe chocolate? So I stumbled upon this week's recipe.
Oh, and I originally wanted to cut the cake into rounds and serve them like that but when I took out my circle cutters in 3 different sizes, I was inspired to make mini 3 tiered cakes.
And they looked very cute. Definitely something I should do more often.
White Chocolate-Lime Cake
Adapted from About.com
190 g (1 1/2 cups) flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
160 g (3/4 cup) sugar
2 tablespoons lime juice
175 ml (2/3 cup) buttermilk
5 tablespoons white chocolate cocoa powder
130 g (1 cup) powdered sugar
- Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
- In another bowl, whisk together oil and sugar, add eggs, lime juice, and buttermilk.
- Fold in dry ingredients until just combined. Pour into prepared cake pan.
- Bake at 175°C (350°F) for about 20-25 minutes.
- Let cool completely and glaze.
I used oil instead of (the same amount of) butter. Cut down the flour and the sugar by 1/4 cup. Omitted the lime zest but doubled the juice. Replaced 1 cup of white chocolate chips with the white chocolate cocoa powder.
Very citrussy. Not very chocolatey. Nothing out of the ordinary but yummy nonetheless.
What do you usually serve guests for dessert?