Gin and Tonic Cake

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Find out what happen when gin and tonic meet cake with this gin and tonic cake recipe ... it's sure to impress any G&T fans!

about 8 - 10 slices

Easy 30 Minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients

For the recipe  Gin and Tonic Cake

For the Sponge:

175 g Margarine
175 g Golden Caster Sugar
3 Medium Eggs (beaten)
Lime Zest
200 g Self-Raising Flour
30 ml Indian Tonic Water (2 tbsp)

For the Syrup:

50 g Golden Caster Sugar
15 ml Gin (1 tbsp)
30 ml Indian Tonic Water (2 tbsp)

To Decorate:

150 g Icing Sugar
30 ml Gin (2 tbsp)
15 ml Fresh Lime Juice (1 tbsp)
Lime

preparation

Preparation

For the Sponge

Step 1: First up preheat your oven to 180°C/ 160°C/ Gas Mark 4. Grab your 2lb loaf tin and give it a quick grease and line with baking parchment.

Step 2: Pop your margarine and sugar into a bowl and beat together until light and fluffy. 

Step 3: Add the eggs and lime zest and continue to mix until your mixture is smooth, if it begins to curdle don’t worry add a spoonful of flour and it’ll be lovely and smooth in no time. 

Step 4: Sieve over the remaining flour and fold through your mixture until just combined. Pour in your tonic and mix again.

Step 5: Pour your mixture into your prepared loaf tin and smooth the top. Pop in the oven to bake for 45-50 minutes until your sponge has risen and is a lovely golden brown, to double check it’s fully baked pop a skewer into the centre and it should come out clean. 

For the Syrup

Step 6: Whilst your cake is baking lets get the syrup ready; pop the sugar, gin and tonic in a saucepan and gently heat over a low heat to melt to sugar. Set aside. 

Step 7: Once your cake is out of the oven poke a few small hole in the top using a skewer and pour over your syrup and allow to soak in. 

To Decorate

Step 8: Once your cake has cooled, pop the icing sugar, gin and lime juice in a bowl and mix together until your have a smooth, pourable consistency – if it’s too thick add a bit more liquid, if it’s too runny add a bit more icing sugar. Pour your icing over the top of your cake and use a spoon to help tease the icing to cover the top of the cake and drip down the sides. 

Step 9: Finally decorate your cake with some lime slices and sprinkling of lime zest. Ta-dah you’ve just turned a drink into a scrumptious cake!

Nutritional Information for the recipe Gin and Tonic Cake

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 1687 kJ
403 kcal
1440 kJ
344 kcal
Fat 15.59 g 13.32 g
Carbohydrate 57.91 g 49.50 g
Protein 4.60 g 3.93 g

preparation

Preparation

For the Sponge

Step 1: First up preheat your oven to 180°C/ 160°C/ Gas Mark 4. Grab your 2lb loaf tin and give it a quick grease and line with baking parchment.

Step 2: Pop your margarine and sugar into a bowl and beat together until light and fluffy. 

Step 3: Add the eggs and lime zest and continue to mix until your mixture is smooth, if it begins to curdle don’t worry add a spoonful of flour and it’ll be lovely and smooth in no time. 

Step 4: Sieve over the remaining flour and fold through your mixture until just combined. Pour in your tonic and mix again.

Step 5: Pour your mixture into your prepared loaf tin and smooth the top. Pop in the oven to bake for 45-50 minutes until your sponge has risen and is a lovely golden brown, to double check it’s fully baked pop a skewer into the centre and it should come out clean. 

For the Syrup

Step 6: Whilst your cake is baking lets get the syrup ready; pop the sugar, gin and tonic in a saucepan and gently heat over a low heat to melt to sugar. Set aside. 

Step 7: Once your cake is out of the oven poke a few small hole in the top using a skewer and pour over your syrup and allow to soak in. 

To Decorate

Step 8: Once your cake has cooled, pop the icing sugar, gin and lime juice in a bowl and mix together until your have a smooth, pourable consistency – if it’s too thick add a bit more liquid, if it’s too runny add a bit more icing sugar. Pour your icing over the top of your cake and use a spoon to help tease the icing to cover the top of the cake and drip down the sides. 

Step 9: Finally decorate your cake with some lime slices and sprinkling of lime zest. Ta-dah you’ve just turned a drink into a scrumptious cake!

Nutritional Information for the recipe Gin and Tonic Cake

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 1687 kJ
403 kcal
1440 kJ
344 kcal
Fat 15.59 g 13.32 g
Carbohydrate 57.91 g 49.50 g
Protein 4.60 g 3.93 g
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