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.

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Ingredients

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

Directions

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

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  • 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

399.5 calories; protein 5.5g 11% DV; carbohydrates 52g 17% DV; fat 18g 28% DV; cholesterol 38.7mg 13% DV; sodium 294.7mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2020
No changes. I enjoyed the cake. Yes, I will make it again. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/27/2020
I had high hopes for this. I mistakenly only added 1/2 cup of yogurt and it came out like a brick. Not sure the whole cup would have made a huge difference. Read More
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
06/27/2020
I had high hopes for this. I mistakenly only added 1/2 cup of yogurt and it came out like a brick. Not sure the whole cup would have made a huge difference. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2020
Some in the family LOVED it because it wasn’t too sweet, more like a pound cake loaf. Two family members disliked it because it wasn’t sweet enough for their tastes.......but, I WILL MAKE IT AGAIN!!! I’m one of the ones who loved it, of course:-) Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/21/2020
Not overwhelmingly great but good limey taste. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2020
No changes. I enjoyed the cake. Yes, I will make it again. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/22/2020
It was just ok, Not a lot of flavor Read More