Ginger and Lime Slice

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins


125g wholemeal plain flour
100g oatmeal
5 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp baking powder
Zest and juice of a lime
150g soft brown sugar
175ml Donegal Rapeseed Oil
2 medium eggs, lightly beaten
1 tbsp golden syrup
50ml semi-skimmed milk
To decorate:
25g icing sugar
Lime zest


  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees celsius/gas mark 3. Lightly grease a 16cm square cake tin and line with baking parchment.
  2. Mix together the oatmeal, flour, ginger, baking powder and lime zest and stir in the sugar.
  3. Place the oil, eggs, syrup and milk into a small bowl and lightly whisk.
  4. Make a well in the centre of the flour and then pour in the oil mixture and gently fold in.
  5. Pour into the cake tin and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the cake feels firm. Test with a skewer to be sure, the skewer should come out clean.
  6. Allow to cool slightly in the tin before turning out onto a cooking rack.
  7. Once cooked, mix together the icing sugar with lime juice to form a glace icing. Drizzle the icing over the cake and finish with extra lime zest.
  8. Cut into slices and serve.

Top Tip

Add some drained and finely chopped stem ginger to the cake mix before baking.

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