A zesty mix of Lemon & Lime to make a refreshing cake, perfect for a treat!

Being from a family of bakers who have spent years perfecting artisan baking, I am proud to bring you my first baking mixes range. Using high-quality British ingredients where possible, I have meticulously developed this range to my own recipes. They give consistent results and will enable you to easily create hand-crafted, artisan-inspired baked goods at home.

Get creative and enjoy baking.
Paul's Signature
Lemon & Lime Zesty Sponge Cake Mix - product packaging

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You Will Need:
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 175g unsalted softened butter
  • 4 tbsp semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 lime - zest and juice
  • 2 x 7" greased and lined cake tins

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°C Fan / Gas Mark 4 and line the cake tins with non-stick baking paper. To a large bowl add the eggs and whisk until doubled in size and are light and fluffy. Add the cake mix, butter, milk and lime juice and zest to a separate bowl and beat until combined. Fold in half of the whisked eggs to the cake batter, followed by the other half, until combined.

Step 2

Divide the mixture evenly between the two cake tins.


Step 3

Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 20-25 minutes. To test when baked, a skewer inserted into the middle of the cakes should come out clean. Remove the cakes from the tins and leave to cool on a wire rack.

Step 4

Once cooled, sandwich the two halves together with your favourite filling, covering the top as well.

A buttercream would work very well with this cake.

Paul Hollywood

My Hints & Tips to Bake Bold

To customise: Sprinkle the top of the cake with lemon zest for extra zing!

Mixing: Be careful not to knock all the air out when folding the eggs into the cake mixture. Using a metal spoon or spatula to fold will help.

Well baked!

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Per 61g slice
  • Energy
    1034 kJ
    247 kcal
    12 %
  • Fat
    13.6 g
  • Saturates
    8.1 g
  • Sugars
    15.7 g
  • Salt
    0.27 g


Sugar, Wheat Flour (with added Calcium, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Concentrated Lemon Juice Powder (Maltodextrin, Concentrated Lemon Juice), Raising Agents (Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Lime Juice Powder (Maltodextrin, Lime Juice)

For allergens, including Cereals containing Gluten, see ingredients in bold

Nutrition info

Typical Values
as prepared
Per 100g Per 61g slice
Energy 1695 kJ 1034 kJ
406 kcal 247 kcal
Fat 22.3 g 13.6 g
- of which Saturates 13.2 g 8.1 g
Carbohydrate 45.2 g 27.6 g
- of which Sugars 25.8 g 15.7 g
Fibre 0.6 g <0.5 g
Protein 5.7 g 3.5 g
Salt 0.45 g 0.27 g
*Reference Intake of an adult(8400kJ / 2000kcal). This pack makes a cake with 12 slices.
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Suitable for Vegetarians