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Gin and Tonic Cake

about 8 - 10 slices
Easy
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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!
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Recipe Tips
Your cake should keep in an airtight container for about 5 days, the syrup will help keep the cake moist. 
Recipe Tips
If you’re feeling experimental why not have a go at using oranges instead of limes for a fruity twist! 
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Ingredients

For the Sponge
175 gMargarine
175 gGolden Caster Sugar
3Medium Eggs (beaten)
Lime Zest
200 gSelf-Raising Flour
30 mlIndian Tonic Water (2 tbsp)
For the Syrup
50 gGolden Caster Sugar
15 mlGin (1 tbsp)
30 mlIndian Tonic Water (2 tbsp)
To Decorate
150 gIcing Sugar
30 mlGin (2 tbsp)
15 mlFresh Lime Juice (1 tbsp)
Lime
1

For the Sponge

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.

2

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

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. 

4

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

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. 

6

For the Syrup

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. 

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. 

8

To Decorate

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. 

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!

  • Your cake should keep in an airtight container for about 5 days, the syrup will help keep the cake moist. 
  • If you’re feeling experimental why not have a go at using oranges instead of limes for a fruity twist!