|Gin and Tonic cake|
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:
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
|G and T cake ready to be served|
|Celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday |
in style with Gin and Tonic cake
♥ Enjoy ♥