Mojito Loaf Cake

Mojito Loaf Cake

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.
  • Preparation:
  • Cooking:
  • Total:
  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a loaf pan or line with parchment paper.
  2. Step 2

    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.
  3. Step 3

    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.
  4. Step 4

    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.
  5. Step 5

    Cool in the pan for 5 to 10 minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack set over a baking sheet.
  6. Step 6

    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.
  7. Step 7

    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.
  8. Step 8

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