Thursday, February 17, 2022

Lime and Thyme Mini Bundts

Lime and Thyme Mini Bundts

The Bundt Bakers have a fun theme this month. We are baking with herbs! I decided to try out a sweet herby Bundt using thyme as my herb. This is quite fitting since thyme is the main (perhaps only, honestly) herb in Jamaican cuisine. We add it to everything - rice & peas, soup, chicken, fish - you get the idea. 

I adapted this recipe from My Cake School. I absolutely love their recipes and this one in particular uses the reverse creaming method. Cakes made using the reverse creaming method are said to have a finer crumb and be a bit more velvety. Check out Cook's Illustration's comparison between traditional creaming and reverse creaming here

Thanks for hosting this month, Wendy. Scroll down see what herbs everyone is baking with today.

Lime & Thyme Mini Bundts
Yield: 12 Mini Bundts

285 g cake flour
300 g sugar
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
zest of 2 limes
1/2 teaspoon salt 
2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
169 g butter, soft but still cold, cut into pieces,
4 eggs, room temperature
1 cup milk , room temperature
1/4 cup lime
2 tablespoons oil 
1 cup water 
1 cup sugar
1 sprigs of thyme
2 tablespoons lime juice


Grease 12 one-cup capacity mini bundt pans. Preheat oven to 350 F. 

Combine flour, sugar, thyme leaves, lime zest, salt, baking powder in a mixing bowl. Whisk for thirty seconds. 

In a separate container, combine eggs, milk, lime juice, and oil. 

With the mixer on low speed, add pieces of butter one at a time to the flour mixture. Increase the speed to medium. The mixture should be like coarse sand. 

Add half the egg mixture and beat for 1 1/2 minutes. Scrape and add half of the rest of the egg mixture. Beat for 20 seconds and then add the remaining mixture. Beat again for 20 seconds. 

Scoop into the prepared mini Bundt pans.  

Bake 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a mini Bundt comes out clean. 

While the cakes are baking, prepare the lime and thyme syrup. Add the water, sugar, and thyme to a pot. Heat over low-medium heat stirring constantly until the sugar has completely dissolved. Remove the pot from the heat and add the lime syrup. 

Brush the warm Bundts with some of the syrup while they are still in the pan. When they are cool enough to remove from the pan, remove them and brush them with more of the syrup. 

You can add a glaze if you wish. Reserve some of the lime syrup and add to some powdered sugar until you have reached your desired consistency. 


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  1. Perfect little mini bundts. I have made citrus thyme bundts and they have always turned out great.

  2. I love the flavors of lime and thyme in these mini bundts, looks fantastic!

  3. I like delicious combination of flavors.

  4. Fantastic flavor combinations and would love to try the reverse creaming technique too.

  5. You can't go wrong with rhyming mini bundt cakes. Yum!