Gin and Tonic cake, cake and alcohol, does it get better than that? At uni, my housemate Connie and I spent many a time baking various alcoholic baked goods. From Corona cupcakes, to Guinness cakes and Pimm’s icing. When I recently visited her, we decided to make this loaf cake.
We followed the Good Housekeeping recipe, as long as you have gin and lemons in the house, the rest of the ingredients are pretty standard! We did also add in some orange zest to the batter, to compliment the gin we were using. My advice, whatever garnish you would add for a straight gin and tonic, add that to the cake itself!
Creating the candied limes leaves the best smell in a kitchen. Sugar and citrus fruit can’t really be beaten. We had a lot of left over syrup, so bottled it, and then used it as a base for the gin and tonics themselves. Depending on the size of your loaf tin, you might not need as many limes as called for!
Icing a cake will always be the best bit! I am a buttercream convert, but you can’t beat the simplicity of icing sugar and gin.
The finished Gin and Tonic cake, oh so simple, a hybrid version of the classic lemon drizzle. I will definitely be making this with various combinations of gins and fruit!