Miniature Gin & Tonic Cakes

This is a fab ‘grown ups’ cake recipe which is super simple yet sophisticated. This Miniature Gin & Tonic Cakes 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)

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 3×2.5 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!


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3 thoughts on “Miniature Gin & Tonic Cakes

  • 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! 😉

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

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