Lindsey’s Lime Loaf

The lovely Ms. King dropped off a bag of limes on my desk this week.  So I made this up.  If I had coconut I would have added it. The homemade raspberry jam was the topper.


2/3 cup butter, softened

2 cups sugar

4 large eggs

2 tablespoons grated lime peel

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups all-purpose flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

½ cup fresh lime juice (4-5 limes) plus 1 to 2 tablespoons

½ cup milk

2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 to 2 tablespoons lime juice

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Beat in lime peel and vanilla. Combine lime juice and milk (it will curdle and that is fine) set aside. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with milk/lime juice mixture, beating well after each addition. Transfer to loaf pan. Bake 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Combine confectioners’ sugar and enough lime juice to achieve desired consistency; drizzle over warm bread.

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