Sunday, 18 September 2011

Miniature Gin & Tonic Cakes

This is a fab 'grown ups' cake recipe which is super simple yet sophisticated. This recipe uses a marmalade created by the hugely talented Suzanne at Baked In Belfast. Suzanne has created a super marmalade using Gin & Tonic. What could be better?! You can buy online from her store here. Alternatively use your favourite lemon or lime marmalade.


The Ingredients:
175g Caster Sugar
175g NEILL'S®Self Raising Flour
175g Butter
3 Eggs
2tsp Lemon Extract/Essence
1/4 Jar of Gin & Tonic Marmalade (or similar)
50g Shredded Coconut (optional)

 How-To:
Preheat oven to 180c
Prepare either your favourite miniature cake tins (I use Dr Oetker mini bread tins)
Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth
Beat in the 3 eggs one at a time until well combined
Beat in the lemon flavouring
Sieve the flour into a separate bowl and fold this into the mixture
Continue to mix until all ingredients are combined but do not over mix
Pour the mixture into the tins. (with this recipe I can make 6 small 3x2.5 inch cakes)
Bake in the centre of the oven for 20 mins or until a skewer inserted comes out clean
Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 mins before turning out
While still warm spread some marmalade on top
For extra indulgence preheat a small pan on low heat and toast some coconut until light golden brown and sprinkle on top of the marmalade covered cakes.

You're Done!

3 comments:

  1. Yum! I love G & T. I think I might have to try the marmalade first and then decide whether to make it into the cakes or just eat it like that, right out of the jar! ;-)

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  2. What a fun post. Nice looking marmalade and cakes.

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  3. G&T is by far my absolute favourite drink!! I can only imagine how amazing the marmalade is ... and this cake - it's probably out of this world!!

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