Lemon Lime Chia Cake

 

Lemon Lime Chia cake Feature

Chia seeds and I have formed a close relationship of late, mainly due to the fact that there’s about 1 kg of them sitting in my pantry and I don’t want to see them go to waste. They’ve been added to smoothies here, cookies here and now a yummy cake.

If chia seeds aren’t your thing or you don’t have any in the pantry that’s fine all these recipes will still turn out perfectly without them.

I love lemons and limes, particularly in baking and my vodka, they are so refreshingly deeeelicious!

This lemon lime chia cake would have to be one of the easiest cakes I make, everything gets thrown into the mixing bowl together and there’s NO noisy electric mixer required, just a wooden spoon with some easy mixing (the perfect cake to whip up when you have sleeping babies!). My baby slept through the cake creating part but woke just in time to help mix up the icing.

Mum popped out while I had this little treasure baking last weekend, once it was iced and prettied up with some shredded coconut I slid a slice in her direction, she commented how light, fluffy and moist it was, her eyes lit up even more when I told her no electric mixing services had been employed.

Simple recipes are always winners and this little treasure certainly fits that bill.

Here’s your How-To:

Lemon lime chia insructions

Lemon Lime Chia Cake

Lemon Lime chia cake slice

lemon lime chia cake slice 2

5.0 from 1 reviews
Lemon Lime Chia Cake
 
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Recipe type: Cakes
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups self raising flour
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • ½ cup coconut
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
  • ½ teaspoon finely grated lime rind
  • 125g melted butter
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ICING
  • 1½ cups icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 160C (fan forced)
  2. Grease and line a 20cm round cake tin.
  3. Combine SR flour, sugar, coconut, chia seeds, rinds, butter, eggs, milk and juices in a large bowl.
  4. Mix well with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes or until lightly golden and a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  6. Cool in tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. ICING
  8. Combine Icing sugar, butter and juice in a medium bowl and mix well with a wooden spoon to combine. Spread over cooled cake. Sprinkle coconut over the top.
  9. Store cake in an airtight container 4-5 days.

Do you have a favourite recipe only needing wooden spoon action?

Have you an abundance of chia seeds like me in your pantry? What’s your favourite way to enjoy them?

Until the next time…..

Zamamabakes

PS – I hope everyone affected by the crazy cyclonic weather in QLD & Northern NSW is fairing okay, fingers crossed there’s not too much damage. Stay high and dry lovelies.

 

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Lemon Lime Chia cake Feature

Chia seeds and I have formed a close relationship of late, mainly due to the fact that there’s about 1 kg of them sitting in my pantry and I don’t want to see them go to waste. They’ve been added to smoothies here, cookies here and now a yummy cake.

If chia seeds aren’t your thing or you don’t have any in the pantry that’s fine all these recipes will still turn out perfectly without them.

I love lemons and limes, particularly in baking and my vodka, they are so refreshingly deeeelicious!

This lemon lime chia cake would have to be one of the easiest cakes I make, everything gets thrown into the mixing bowl together and there’s NO noisy electric mixer required, just a wooden spoon with some easy mixing (the perfect cake to whip up when you have sleeping babies!). My baby slept through the cake creating part but woke just in time to help mix up the icing.

Mum popped out while I had this little treasure baking last weekend, once it was iced and prettied up with some shredded coconut I slid a slice in her direction, she commented how light, fluffy and moist it was, her eyes lit up even more when I told her no electric mixing services had been employed.

Simple recipes are always winners and this little treasure certainly fits that bill.

Here’s your How-To:

Lemon lime chia insructions

Lemon Lime Chia Cake

Lemon Lime chia cake slice

lemon lime chia cake slice 2

5.0 from 1 reviews
Lemon Lime Chia Cake
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Recipe type: Cakes
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups self raising flour
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • ½ cup coconut
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
  • ½ teaspoon finely grated lime rind
  • 125g melted butter
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ICING
  • 1½ cups icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 160C (fan forced)
  2. Grease and line a 20cm round cake tin.
  3. Combine SR flour, sugar, coconut, chia seeds, rinds, butter, eggs, milk and juices in a large bowl.
  4. Mix well with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes or until lightly golden and a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  6. Cool in tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. ICING
  8. Combine Icing sugar, butter and juice in a medium bowl and mix well with a wooden spoon to combine. Spread over cooled cake. Sprinkle coconut over the top.
  9. Store cake in an airtight container 4-5 days.

Do you have a favourite recipe only needing wooden spoon action?

Have you an abundance of chia seeds like me in your pantry? What’s your favourite way to enjoy them?

Until the next time…..

Zamamabakes

PS – I hope everyone affected by the crazy cyclonic weather in QLD & Northern NSW is fairing okay, fingers crossed there’s not too much damage. Stay high and dry lovelies.

 

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28 Comments on “Lemon Lime Chia Cake

  1. Perfect. Thank you. I have someone coming over for morning tea this morning and I don’t have anything for her to eat and it’s to wet to take the kids out. Fortunately I have all of the ingredients at home for your cake. Lemon lime chia cake it is today!! Hope the weather is not too wild where you are xx

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Oh yay you are welcome Renee! Enjoy
      Very wet here too will be interesting to see how the day pans out! Hope your Dad got home ok.
      You should send me a picture of your cake when you make it!
      Have a fun morning. Xx

      Reply
  2. Lemon and lime are some of my favourite flavours so this is right up my alley! Looks deeeelish!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Liz.
      It really is a refreshing little cake.

      Reply
  3. This looks fantastic. I love a simple mix cake and I love chia seeds. I add them to most things- a little extra omega 3 never hurt anybody 🙂

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Nicole.
      Do you think because it’s a little healthyish I could get away with eating 2 slices instead of ,hehehe.

      Reply
  4. Oooh lovely lemon lime cake! Like a little slice of sunshine. It looks so light and fluffy – YUM!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Jessica. Maybe I need to make it again this weekend, we need some sunshine!

      Reply
  5. I am all for quiet baking! And anything with chia is a winner with me too. I’m watching the rain drizzle down and the wind is starting to pick up …

    visting from #FFF

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      You know Malinda I think there should be a recipe book dedicated to quiet baking, as much as I love to make a noise too I think there would be a lot of Mummy’s out there and partners of shift workers that would like a few options for quiet baking.
      Stay safe lovely lady.

      Reply
  6. Quiet baking is always a winner! This looks lovely, would you believe I’ve never made a lemon and lime cake before? Such a great combination x

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Always!
      Would you believe I hadn’t either until I decided to create this little treasure. A lady up on the sunshine coast gave me my inspiration when she suggested I should try lemon and lime juice combined together in my Vodka (I’ve always done them singularly not the combo), planning to give that a go too! x

      Reply
  7. Oh that looks lovely, sounds like the perfect cake for this weekend.

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Lila. I hope you get to test it out this weekend. Definitely a winner here.

      Reply
  8. The perfect match! I like it! And the coconut frosting… yummy!
    xx
    cathy

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

  9. I wish I had this recipe last week when I had a lemon and lime surplus and was wondering what to make! This looks divine and who doesn’t love a recipe that needs little more than a bowl and a spoon! You’re a genius!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Sammie. Sorry to be out of sync lovely lady, next time

      Reply
    1. Dannielle

  10. Oh yum! Like using poppy seeds really hey.
    I have a 1kg of chia seeds too got them from Costco… So cheap $9! Awesome.
    I’ll have to make this one, I love a mix that u can whip up quick without a mixer too. x

    Reply
  11. This looks so good! Another great recipe I will have to try. I am craving cake at the moment. I can’t get enough cake!!
    Thanks for linking up in The Ultimate Rabbit Hole 🙂

    Reply
  12. I love a cake that is easy to bake. Lemon and chia seeds sounds like a good combo to me. Will file this away for later. xx

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      You’ll love it Fleur. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by. xx

      Reply
  13. I love any cake that doesn’t requite creaming the eggs and sugar, I always mess that part up somehow and end up with a flat cake. Boo. Your cake looks perfect Dannielle, I don’t have any Chia seeds but I do have poppy seeds so I think I’ll use those instead. Thanks for sharing the recipe x

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Poppy seeds would be a delicious alternative Pearl. Enjoy!

      Reply
  14. Oh this looks good. Definitely on my ‘to bake’ list!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

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