Bill Granger's lime and mango cake recipe

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Looking for easy cake recipes? Fresh lime zest, juicy mango and homemade icing make this delicious, fruity Bill Granger cake utterly irresistible.


Fresh lime zest, juicy mango and homemade icing make this delicious, fruity Bill Granger cake utterly irresistible.


  • 300g (10½ oz) plain (allpurpose) flour
  • 2½ tsp baking powder
  • 180g (6oz) unsalted butter, softened and roughly diced
  • 250g (9oz) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1½ tsp finely grated lime zest
  • 4 eggs
  • 200ml (7fl oz) plain yogurt
  • 1 large mango, diced

For the lime icing

  • 185g (6½ oz) icing (confectioner's) sugar
  • 2tbsp lime juice
  • 1tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled

To decorate

  • Shredded lime zest




  1. Pre-heat the oven to 170°C (325°F/gas mark 3) and grease a 26cm (10½ inch) ring tin.
  2. Sift the flour and baking powder together. Beat together the butter, sugar and lime zest until pale and creamy.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in the flour, alternating with the yogurt, in two batches. Gently fold the mango through the batter and pour into the tin, smoothing the surface.
  4. Bake for 45 mins or until a skewer poked into the middle comes out clean.
  5. Meanwhile, make the lime icing. Beat together all the ingredients for 30 secs, or until smooth. The icing should be of a pouring consistency.
  6. When the cake is baked, leave to cool in the tin for 5 mins before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Drizzle generously with lime icing and decorate with shredded lime zest.
Top Tip for making Bill Granger's lime and mango cake

Bill's tip: 'If the icing is too thick, add a touch more lime juice.'

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Bill Granger
Australian chef, food writer and restaurateur

Bill Granger is an Australian chef and food writer who started his early career training as an artist in Sydney but his passion slowly moved to food and he became a self taught chef. By 1993, Bill decided to open his first restaurant, Bill's, in Sydney, that serves legendary breakfast. By 1996, he had opened two restaurants in the city which were both huge immediate successes, creating a name for himself as one to watch in Australia's food industry. Since then Bill is now the brains behind worldwide restaurant chain Granger & Co. with restaurants all over London, Australia, Tokoyo, Seoul and Hawaii and has written 11 best-selling cookbooks and recorded five cookery series, where he explores the produce, cuisines and locations across the world. It is apparent that Bill's sunny, relaxed approach to food is one of the reasons for his popularity across the world and also his love for making recipes that are hearty as well as  super quick and easy to follow. Like the sound of Bill's recipes? Check out our Bill Granger recipe collection. (opens in new tab)