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Just di­vine — and so easy

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AT the mo­ment this is my ab­so­lutely favourite cake. Only a lit­tle bit sweet, it has a sharp, cit­rusy tang and is rap­tur­ously good.

The poppy seeds add a de­light­ful crunch and the lemon and lime syrup ten­derises and helps keep the cake fresh for a few days longer. The fat and sugar con­tent is rea­son­ably low which is a big plus.

Some­times, when brows­ing through cook books, I gasp when

I read the amount of choco­late, but­ter, cream, con­densed milk and sug­ary in­gre­di­ents all com­bined in one recipe.

I find cakes like these toothachin­gly sweet and rather cloy­ing. Not the cake I want to bake.

Mak­ing my lemon and lime syrup cake is a breeze — sim­ply a matter of lightly beat­ing a few in­gre­di­ents to­gether and then into the oven for 30 min­utes. Once cooked and cooled, a hot bub­bling syrup, mouth­puck­er­ingly tart, is trick­led over the cake.

When limes are not in sea­son I use bot­tled lime juice from the su­per­mar­ket.

‘‘Light’’ olive oil de­scribes the flavour of the oil and has noth­ing to do with the calo­rie count. ‘‘Light’’ olive oil has a mild flavour.

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