I found this recipe on amazing Pinterest (great website for recipes and loads of inspiration) by a great blog milk-and.blogspot.com.au I have to tell you it is extremely easy and super tasty. It is gluten free and can be combined with some fresh sour cream or fig marmalade, as one of my dear friends suggested. Instead of flour you use freshly ground almonds and pistachios, which elevates the cake into a heavenly level! If you try this recipe let me know at the comments below.
150g unsalted butter, at room temperature
165g golden caster sugar
Lime zest from about 2 limes
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 eggs at room temperature
180g ground almonds
130g ground pistachios
Preheat the oven to 160C. Grease and line a rectangular loaf pan with baking paper. Set aside.
In a bowl beat with an electric mixer the butter, sugar, lime zest and vanilla for about 10 – 12 minutes, until it gets soft and creamy.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat for about 4 minutes more. Add in the ground almonds and ground pistachios and combine good till all ingredients are mixed good.
Transfer the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake for approximately 1 hour until a skewer inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Allow the cake to cool completely in the loaf pan at room temperature before slicing it.
Serve with some sour cream.