Iced Lime Tray Bake by Mary Berry

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    • Nut free
    • Vegetarian
  • 3 Reviews

    3 star rating


Mary Berry's iced lime tray bake recipe as featured in Mary Berry's Pudding and Desserts book published by DK Books. Beautifully light, this is a perfect recipe for the Summer time.


  1. Lightly grease a 23cm x 30cm (9in x 12in) traybake tin or small roasting tin with baking parchment.  

  2. Combine all the cake ingredients in a bowl and beat well for about 2 minutes or until smooth and thoroughly blended.

  3. Turn into the prepared tin and level the surface. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (fan 160°C, gas 4) for 35-40 minutes until the cake is well risen, springy to the touch and beginning to shrink away from the sides if the cake.

  4. Leave to cool slightly in the tin, then turn out on to a wire cooling rack, peel off the lining paper, and cool.

  5. To make the icing sift the icing sugar into a bowl. Mix in enough of the lime juice to give a runny consistency. Pour over the cooled cake and leave to set. When cool, cut into squares and serve.

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  1. 4 star rating

    An easy bake with a good flavour! Not overly ‘limey’ but I prefer it like that!

  2. 4 star rating

    This was so quick and easy to make. I did make a few adaptions though as I thought it might need something extra! As Sian says above, the cake itself didn't have a zingy lime flavour, but the icing had a real kick. I made holes in the tops of all 12 pieces and added whipped fresh cream, then I covered it in the lime icing and then drizzled some Green & Blacks dark chocolate over the top. Looked amazing and tasted amazing!

  3. 1 star rating

    Frankly dissappointing, was hoping for a zingy lime flavour, but hardly any at all. Just a plain sponge with icing on top. While very easy to make I would have been better going for baking it in a loaf tin and then putting a lime and sugar syrup over the hot sponge to bring out the taste. I'd suggest not bothering and finding a different recipe.

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