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I am a 30 something single mom from D.C. who likes to cook, hike, play games, make cards and watch movies. I tend to love making stews, one-pot meals, desserts for breakfast and breakfast for dinner!

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I'm 11 years old, love food and my mom says I need practice writing! I am a Star Wars loving, circia 1940's comic book collecting math nerd who plays electric guitar. I play Halo Reach and Call of Duty: Black Ops II with my friends and am in the 6th grade.

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Vanilla Lime Loaf Cake

Um… YUM!  I originally found this Vanilla Lime Loaf Cake recipe at How Sweet It Is while I was searching for a relatively easy Lime Loaf Cake to try.  Definitely check out her recipe too – she takes prettier pictures than I do.  In fact, I didn’t take any until the end because I was making this cake at the same time I was providing technical support to my parents who recently overhauled their entire PC network to a new all mac network.  (finally!)  So yes, I was troubleshooting time capsule network problems at the same time I was zesting my limes!

Lime Loaf Cake

Lime Loaf Cake

I was so excited to share this, that I haven’t even iced it yet!  I’m debating, icing or powdered sugar.  I often times don’t like icing loaf cakes because they are more difficult for me to store.  I like to wrap them in saran wrap to keep them fresh.  Then when I have the munchies, I slice off a little piece, sprinkle some fresh powdered sugar on top and viola.  But I do like icing and because I had forgone the vanilla bean, I wanted to put a little vanilla in the frosting to make up for it.  I guess by the time you read this, you will know which route I had chosen!

I reposted her recipe because I had changed the fats in it… if you prefer all butter, definitely use her recipe.  I switched and did 1/3 cup olive oil and 1/2 stick of butter.  I also left out the vanilla bean.  I didn’t have any and I’m not very familiar with working with them (yet!).

Vanilla Lime Loaf Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
  • 1½ cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 limes zested and juiced
  • ½ stick of unsalted butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup of olive oil
  • 3 large eggs
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and prepare a 9×5 loaf pan with parchment paper or non-stick spray.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  3. Place milk, vanilla extract, lime zest, lime juice, olive oil and softened butter into the bowl and mix (hand mixer or stand mixer work great here).
  4. Next, add in the three eggs and mix again, taking care not to over mix.
  5. Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

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