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I was curious how I might flavor a loaf cake with the key ingredients of a mojito: lime, mint, and rum. It was a delicious experiment! Decorate the loaf with lime slices and mint leaves, if you like.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
50 mins
40 mins
1 hr 50 mins
1 loaf


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Mojito Glaze:


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a loaf pan or line with parchment paper.

  • Combine sugar, lime zest, and mint in a medium bowl. Rub together with your fingers until moist and fragrant. Add lime juice and rum; whisk until dissolved. Whisk in yogurt, oil, and eggs.

  • Stir flour, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Slowly add the wet ingredients, mixing until smooth. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Tent loaf with foil if it starts browning too quickly.

  • Cool in the pan for 5 to 10 minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack set over a baking sheet.

  • Prepare the glaze while the loaf is cooling. Whisk powdered sugar, lime juice, and mint leaves in a small saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat until glaze is smooth and mint has wilted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in rum until completely combined.

  • Strain glaze into a measuring cup with a spout, pressing against the mint leaves to extract as much flavor as possible. Let sit until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.

  • Pour the glaze over the cooling cake, letting excess drip down the sides. Let loaf cool and glaze firm up before slicing.

Cook's Note:

After 1 day at room temperature, I moved the remaining slices to the fridge. It's good cold or slightly rewarmed.

Nutrition Facts

400 calories; protein 5.5g; carbohydrates 52g; fat 18g; cholesterol 38.7mg; sodium 294.7mg. Full Nutrition