Yoghurt Lime-syrup Baby Cakes

There is something very special about baby cakes… little cakes….small cakes. Baby cakes charm us. They evoke a certain sentimentality. They are incredibly inviting and downright irresistible.

These baby yoghurt cakes are soaked in a scented lime syrup that will transport your senses and leave you wishing you had made an extra batch. Enjoy them with tea, as a snack or take one to bed with a special book to read.

150g butter, melted and cooled down

200ml fresh breadcrumbs

500ml yoghurt

4 eggs

10ml grated lime rind or lemon if you don’t have lime

700g sugar

20ml baking powder

500g semolina or you may replace it with cake flour

20ml lime juice or lemon

20ml rose water

Preheat your oven to 180℃.

Prepare your mould (or muffin tin) by greasing it with butter and then dusting it with the fresh breadcrumbs. I added fresh cranberry hibiscus leaves to the bottom of my baking moulds as they have a wonderful citrusy flavour and add a beautiful colour and texture to the finished cakes.

Add the yoghurt, eggs and lime rind to the bowl of a stand mixer. Add 200g of the sugar and run the mixer for 2 – 3 minutes until the ingredients are well blended and the sugar dissolved.

Add the cooled butter and give it another good mix-through.

Add the semolina and baking powder and mix until incorporated.

Spoon the mixture into the baking moulds and bake for 30minutes.

Prepare the syrup while your cakes are in the oven:

Pour 750ml water and the remaining 500g sugar into a saucepan.

Turn on the heat and stir the mixture so that the sugar dissolves. Let the mixture come to the boil and keep it on a slow simmer for 5 minutes.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the lime juice and rose water.

Once your cakes are done, leave them to stand for 2 minutes, remove from the baking moulds and spoon over generous amounts of the syrup.

Let it cool slightly and soak up the scented sweetness before serving.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s