Gin and Tonic Cake

June 12th

Gin and Tonic cake
This has been a weekend that here in the UK many of us have celebrated all that is British and are trying hard to ignore the embarrassment that is taking place in Marseille this weekend. And so out came the Gin & Tonic cake that has gone down a storm in our household.  Think Lemon drizzle cake with a twist and you won't be far off.

Gin is having something of a revival here in the UK again with this summer I see several gin tasting evenings scheduled and the supermarkets starting to roll out a huge variety of different gin houses.  This is all good news me thinks, but I still cannot get away from the bog standard and very British Gordon's.

The cake itself is incredibly moist, the end drizzle really makes a difference so don't skimp out and poke lots of fork holes in the top of the cake before you drizzle.  As is mentioned in the recipe this cake will not win you any prizes in it's looks but boy does it make up for it in taste...

The recipe I used came form the very clever and talented baker Lucy Burton from the blog Pudding Lane (as I write, the latest offering are for lavender scones, ooh quite fancy having a go at those, the lavender is just starting in my garden but I digress...)

So having just discovered Lucy and knowing that I needed to a) find a new cake recipe for my crochet class and b) that the Queen's birthday celebrations were coming up wanted to bake something British and thought a G & T cake brought with it a certain modern twist.

It's almost a store cupboard make so if you have the following in your home you are ready to begin...


4 eggs, weighed in their shells
equal weight of:
butter
caster sugar
self-raising flour
2 lemons
8-10 shots of your favourite gin
dash tonic water (optional)
150g granulated sugar


For full instructions on how to make it see Gin and Tonic Cake
 
And ENJOY!




G and T cake ready to be served



Celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday
in style with Gin and Tonic cake


♥   Enjoy   ♥

25 comments:

  1. Sure looks different : ) but alas for me gin is one of thoses drinks I canot stand. Thanks for sharing your recipie

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    1. Faith, I too do not normally partake of gin but it was lovely. Am sure you could substitute it for another white spirit

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  2. I know what you mean about Marseille, sometimes I feel so ashamed of my countrymen. That cake looks moreish.

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    1. I can't bear to think about it Fiona and now the MP here in the UK

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  3. It looks delicious, Happy Birthday to the Queen, again!
    Meredith

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    1. Thanks Meredith. Hope all is well with you

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  4. It looks wonderful. I've printed out the recipe and I'm going to make one. Thank you Selma! Pat xx

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    1. Great Pat. I'm so pleased. Let me know how it goes

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  5. Ideal cake for me ha ha!I've had the recipe for ages but have yet to make it. It really does look good x

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    1. Jo I'm like that j either note something down thinking I will do it soon as and then it's weeks or months till I get round to it if ever or I rush and do it immediately. There seems to be no I between with me !

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  6. The perfect grown celebration cake, I will certainly be giving it a try.

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    1. It really was a great celebration cake mamas mercantile x

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  7. You had me at G&T. What a fun cake!

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    1. You're a girl after my own heart Jen x

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  8. Sounds very delicious!! Very British too!!

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  9. Thanks for the recipe, looking forward to making it!

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  10. the cake sounds wonderful! I can't get on with gin as a drink, the few times I've managed to get over the taste of it and drink a fair bit it tends to make me somewhat emotional! lol hope you had a great weekend

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    1. So many people become emotional on him. It's really strange. Such you could substitute vodka though Carly

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  11. G&T in cake! What could be better!!!
    Jillxo

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