Gin and Tonic Cake Recipe

8
60 minutes

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 110g of unsalted butter, soft
  • 110g of caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 110g of rice flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 5 limes, zest finely grated
  • 30ml of gin
  • 30ml of tonic water

For the syrup

  • 125g of caster sugar
  • 4 limes, juiced
  • 15ml of gin
  • 15ml of tonic water

For the icing

  • 15ml of gin
  • 15ml of tonic water
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 50g of icing sugar, sifted

Method

1
Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Grease and flour (with GF flour) a 22cm diameter savarin tin or a loaf tin will do the job
2
Whisk all the cake ingredients together until pale and fluffy and spoon the batter into the prepared tin smooth over the top and bake for 20 – 25 minutes, or until an inserted skewer comes out clean
3
In the meantime, put the syrup ingredients in a saucepan and stir over a gentle heat until the sugar has dissolved
4
Once the cake is out of the oven, leave it to cool for ten minutes before upturning on a wire rack. Place a sheet of greaseproof paper underneath the wire rack to catch any drips
5
Stab the hot cake all over with a cake skewer and spoon over the syrup and leave it to soak in. Leave the cake to cool completely
6
Mix together the icing ingredients and drizzle over the cooled cake. Decorate with a little extra lime zest if you like and serve with a gin & tonic