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Thursday, 5 September 2019

Low Carb (Keto) Cake Recipes : Lime and Lovely

Many of us enjoy using lemon and/or lime in recipes, it really adds to the taste. 
These three recipes all use lime.
Those cup cakes look delicious, mind you so does the cheese cake!
Of course a slice of coconut and lime cake will go well with an afternoon cuppa !
Oh, goodness which one to choose?
Have you got a favourite here?
They are all low carb.


Coconut Lime Cupcakes - Low Carb / Keto
see recipe/details here



Lime and Vanilla Low Carb Cheese cake
see recipe/details here


Coconut and Lime Low Carb Cake
see recipe/details here


Limes are the same shape, but smaller than lemons, with a bright green, fairly smooth skin, limes are a highly aromatic fruit. Like lemons, limes are high in vitamin C. 

There are three main types:
Tahitian, which is the largest, with the most acidic flavour;
Mexican, slightly smaller, very aromatic, and with a particularly bright green skin;
Key lime, which have a paler skin, a high juice content and a strong flavour.

Limes are available all year round, when buying them look for unblemished, firm limes that feel heavy for their size as they will be the juiciest. If you intend to use the zest, buy them unwaxed (shops should state this clearly). If you can't find unwaxed limes, scrub the limes thoroughly before zesting.

To extract the maximum amount of juice, make sure the limes are at room temperature, and firmly roll them back and forth under your palm a couple of times - that helps to break down some of the flesh's fibres. Alternatively, microwave them for around 30 seconds, depending on the size of the lime - warming them up also helps them give up more juice. 

You can store limes in a perforated bag in the fridge (for a couple of weeks); in a fruit bowl (for around a week). Once cut, wrap in clingfilm and keep in the fridge for up to four days.


A variety of recipe ideas/articles are found within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

33 comments:

Rain said...

Interesting about the limes! We can't get key limes here. Oh I'd go for the cupcakes, hands down!!! :)

Sandi said...

Yum!

Christine said...

Oh yummy!

CJ Kennedy said...

Oh, these all look so good. Especially the ones with coconut. ๐Ÿ˜‹

Valerie-Jael said...

These all sound very delicious, thanks for sharing. Valerie

Chatty Crone said...

They look good and I didn't know that about limes.

Sharon Wagner said...

Suddenly, low carb seems delicious!

Chris Lally said...

Thanks for this yummy recipe, Jan:)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Limes are grown here and are super cheap in the stores. We squeeze some into our bowl of chili when we cook a pot of homemade chili! Makes it so good!

William Kendall said...

These sound good!

Elephant's Child said...

Mmmm, limes. Love them (and buy them when the price is right).

Evi Erlinda said...

So yummy low carb!
I love cheese cake and thank you for the recipe.

Icy BC said...

I am not a good baker, so this is mouth watering! Your photography is amazing!

happyone said...

That bread sure looks good!!

Tom said...

...Lime and Lovely looks and sounds great.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

We get the Mexican limes here. I wish I could get key limes. If so, I'd make a key lime pie.

Rose said...

They all look and sound delicious...

Pam said...

Interesting. I don't do a lot of lime however I had some in water the other day and it was good. But that first pic....wow, looks yummy.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Must I choice a favorite? I love coconut almost as much as I love lemon and lime, so #1 and 3 for me!

Sara - Villa Emilia said...

Thank you for the interesting post, Jan! The recipes look lovely and the tips you gave are very useful.
Have a happy weekend! xx

Sami said...

I would go for the Lime Cheesecake. Having no limes but plenty of lemons in our garden I would probably have to swap limes for lemons. The Coconut lime cake looks delicious too.
Have a lovely weekend Jan

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ahhhhhh you can't beat key lime

...cake, beer, tacos...mmmm

Sussi said...

interesting!

Ygraine said...

These look absolutely stunning!!
I can't wait to get baking.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
Great tips too...thank you so much.

Hugs xxx

Jan/JFM said...

I will take them all...yummmmmmmm!!!

kathyinozarks said...

thank you for the recipes-off to check them out
Happy Friday and weekend Kathy

Sally said...

Wow - all the recipes look and sound so good. I'm thinking to try the lime/coconut cake.

Thanks so much, Jan!

xoxo

A Casa Madeira said...

Lemon has many health properties.
It is used a lot here.
Loved the pictures, they are delicious.
Good weekend.
Thank you for your presence at the house.
PEACE AND GOOD.
janicce.

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

Cheesecake for me please!

Caty said...

These cupcakes may be delicious, and the cheesecake with lime too. Thank you very much for sharing the recipes, an interesting post, as always.
I wish you a very nice weekend,
Big hugs,Caty

Teresa said...

Me gustan todos. Un beso.

sandy said...

these look so good. thanks for the delicious post.

Lowcarb team member said...

Teresa said...
Me gustan todos. Un beso.

Google translate:
I like them all. A kiss.