Everybody loves a just baked treat. Add in your favourite gin and tonic, however, and you’ve got a boozy delight that is perfect for lazy afternoons or special occasions alike.
Gin and tonic cake is the perfect update to a simple sponge. What could be more delicious than the taste of a classic G&T to balance out the sweetness of the icing sugar and frosting?
Finally, the addition of Wilton Shot Tops Martini Glasses on top makes a fun reference to cocktail-making. Simply fill them with your favourite G&T, give them a squeeze and boost the booze content in your cake at will!
For the cake:
260g caster sugar
150g softened butter
3 eggs, beaten
260g self-raising flour, sifted
11/2tsp. baking powder
6 tbsp. milk
Green food colouring
Yellow food colouring
For the filling:
100g butter, softened
200g icing sugar, sifted
Dash of gin and tonic
- Preheat the oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan/gas 4. Grease and line all five pans from the Wilton® Easy Layer 15cm Cake Pan Set.
- To make the sponges, beat together the caster sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs, flour, baking powder and milk and beat until smooth and well combined.
- Divide mixture between two bowls in a two fifths, three fifths split. Add a few drops of green food colouring to the smaller portion, and a few drops of yellow food colouring to the larger portion.
- Divide green mixture between two pans and yellow mixture between three pans. Place all the cake pans into the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes, then remove and leave to cool.
- To make the filling, beat together the butter, icing sugar and gin and tonic. Starting with a yellow sponge on the base, build up your cake with alternating yellow and green sponges, adding a layer of buttercream between each.
- Using a spatula, cover the whole cake in Lakeland Gin & Tonic Flavoured Frosting. Decorate the top with Wilton® Martini Shot Tops filled with gin and tonic, then finish with a sprinkling of lime zest.
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