The texture of the cake is very moist and rich. It smells like lemon since the beginning, every one could tell it was a lemon cake because the smell was so strong (in a good way). It's light and refreshing, great for brunch.
Even though I used white flour for this one, the cake turned out tan because of the sugar. If you want a paler cake, use white sugar. It will end up with a yellowish color because of the lime and lemon.
I hope you enjoy it!
Step 1: Ingredients
2 large Lemons (or limes)
2 tbsp Lime Peel (2 or 3 limes)
1 1/2 cup flour (you can use whole wheat)
1 cup Sugar (I used Turbinado, but use whatever you have on hand)
1 tsp Baking Soda
5 tbsp Oil (I used Canola)
1 tsp Vinegar
1 tsp Vanilla
3/4 cup Water
For the Icing:
2 tbsp Lemon or Lime Juice
3/4 cup Confectioners Sugar
Step 2: Cake Preparation
Then grate the lime until you have at least 2 tbsp of peel. Juice the lemon to get 3 tbsp of juice. Mix that with water in a separate bowl from the flour mix.
To that add the oil, vanilla and vinegar. Mix very well.
Then pour the wet ingredients into the flour and mix well with a whisk. It will foam a little but keep whisking.
Pour into your baking dish and bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.