Home baking is on the rise and what better way to join the baking revolution than to add gin into the mix.
This recipe, from Irish gin makers Rademon Estate Distillery, uses a dose of Shortcross Gin in both the glaze and the cake itself. You could replace Shortcross Gin with a good quality London Dry if you don’t have it.
A gin and tonic cake may look and sound like heaven but the proof is in the pudding as to whether it tastes like heaven. If you follow this recipe we reckon you’ll be pretty pleased with the results.
Gin and Tonic Cake with Lemon Glaze
For the syrup glaze:
- 30ml Shortcross Gin
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 30ml tonic water
- 250g sugar
For the cake:
- 350g sugar
- 350g butter
- 350g self raising flour
- 6 eggs beaten
- 100ml – Shortcross Classic Gin
- Pre-heat oven to 180°C and flour a cake tin.
- Combine sugar and butter until pale, then add flour.
- In a seperate bowl, add eggs and 100ml of Shortcross Classic Gin.
- Add the egg mixture to the flour and fold together.
- Place mixture in cake tin and bake for 30-40 mins.
- Once baked, pierce holes into top of the cake and leave to cool.
Recipe from Rademon Estate Distillery.