Passionfruit and Lime Drizzle Cakes

Today is Father’s Day in the UK – providing the perfect excuse for making some cakes… not that I really ever need an excuse!

I’ve been eyeing up these cute little loaf cases in Waitrose for a while – perfect size to make tempting little loaf cakes. Somehow summer isn’t the time for buttercream – instead it makes me think of fresh and sherbety drizzle cakes. And what could be more summery than a tropical combination of passionfruit and lime? These little loaves will certainly get your tastebuds dancing with delight.

Passionfruit and Lime Drizzle Cakes (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, vegetarian and vegan)


makes 6 mini-loaves, or 12 cupcakes

  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 80-100g sugar
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 100ml sunflower oil
  • 150ml oat milk
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

– Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade/gas mark 4
– Line a cupcake tray with pretty wrappers
– Combine the oat milk, 1 tsp lemon juice and bicarbonate of soda. Set aside.
– Sift together the flour and baking powder.
– Stir in the sugar and lemon zest.
– Then add the oil and extra lemon juice to the oat milk, and pour into the flour.
– Gently mix until fully combined and no raw flour remains.
– 1/2 fill the cupcake cases and bake for 20 minutes, until lightly golden and a knife comes out clean.
– Whilst still warm, make little holes in the top with a skewer/knife and drizzle with the hot syrup, recipe below.

Lime and Passionfruit Syrup


  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 3 passionfruit, sieved.
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar

– Place all the ingredients in a small saucepan and simmer gently until the syrup has thickened. I added a spoon-full of the seeds back in after sieving.


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