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Gin and Tonic Cakes

No your eyes are not deceiving you! We have a recipe for Gin and Tonic Mini Cakes (or a big cake if that takes your fancy!). This will hopefully be something you’ll have ingredients in the cupboard for, if not maybe order online! Something to do if you’re self-isolating or quarantined. If you’re reading this in years to come and don’t get the last point just google ‘Corona’ ‘Covid-19’ or ‘The Great Toilet Roll Shortage of 2020’.

For this cake it needs a little gin, any gin will do but we enjoyed making it with Hendricks Gin which we found is available as a gift set actually as well as many other alcohol gift sets. We have some rum cakes too if you search on our website you’ll find the recipes! 🙂

We also use some Gin and Tonic marmalade made by BakedInBelfast but this is optional as a topping and you can simply use icing (with a tsp of gin if you wish) or a dusting of icing sugar. Up to you!

The Ingredients:

175g Caster Sugar
175g Self Raising Flour
175g Butter
3 Eggs
2tsp Lemon Extract/Essence
1tbsp Gin of Choice
1/4 Jar of Gin & Tonic Marmalade (optional)
50g Shredded Coconut (optional)


Preheat oven to 180c
Prepare either your favourite miniature cake tins (I use Dr Oetker mini bread tins but you can use any tins or a full cake tin, just adjust the cooking time, check with a skewer snd if it comes out clean its done)
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 and gin
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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