Cooking with Gin

Gin Tonic Cake

I’m full… Oh, cake. Cake with gin!

There aren’t many things you can eat even though you’ve already had enough. But no matter how full you are, a piece of cake is always good! A few forks of chocolate cake, raspberry slice or a small cupcake? Not bad. But you can still top all that. How? Well with a dash of fine gin, of course! The result is a delicious gin and tonic cake!

Alcohol in the cake dough, we know that above all in the form of delicious egg liqueur cake. Various liqueurs are also used to spice up creams or soak floors. But not only fruit or egg liqueurs make an excellent cake. An aromatic gin can also trigger a true taste experience. With this tasty Gin Tonic cake in box form the coffee party will definitely be a pleasure!

You need the following ingredients for the Gin Tonic cake:

  • 250 g soft butter
  • 325 g sugar
  • 350 g flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 limes
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 packet baking powder
  • 100 ml milk
  • 5 EL Gin
  • 75 ml Gin
  • 50 ml Tonic Water
  • 200 g icing sugar
  • 50 g sour cream
  • Fat and flour
  • aluminium foil

Of course you can change the suggested amount of gin individually. If you only want a very tender Gin-Gaste, add a little less of the delicious drop to the dough.

How to make a Gin Tonic cake?

This is how you prepare the Gin Tonic cake:

  1. For the cake you need a large box shape from which circa 20 pieces of cake emerge. You have to grease this form well. Then you need some flour, so that the box is perfectly spread. The oven is preheated to 175 degrees circulating air.
  2. starts with one of the most important ingredients in Gin Tonic cake, the limes. The fruits must be washed and rubbed dry. Then rasp off the peel and put it aside. Later you will need some of it for decoration. Now press out the limes. Now stir the butter with the sugar until foamy. The butter should not come directly from the refrigerator, but should have at least room temperature. Add the skin of a lime and a pinch of salt. Then gradually stir in the eggs. In a new bowl mix your sifted flour and baking powder. Mix milk, the juice of a lime and 4 tablespoons of gin into a clear mixture. Now add a little flour-baking powder mixture and gin-mix, alternating with each other, and stir until a nice, homogeneous mixture without lumps is obtained.
  3. The dough of our Gin Tonic cake is now ready. Fill the dough into the greased form. In the preheated oven the cake must now bake for 50 to 55 minutes. After 40 minutes take the cake out of the oven and cover the surface with aluminium foil.
    Now the syrup is made, which gives again the special Gin-Kick. Now you need 75 g sugar, 75 ml gin (of course you can also use a little less and use more tonic water or lime juice instead), some tonic water and the remaining lime juice. Put everything in one pot and heat the mixture. Wait until the mix boils and let it simmer for a few minutes. As it boils, make sure the sugar doesn’t burn.
  4. When the cake is baked, use a wooden skewer to make some holes in it. This will make it easier for the syrup to draw in. Now pour the sugar-gin-mixture evenly over the cake. Now you can throw the cake onto a grate and let it cool down completely.
  5. What’s missing? Of course the casting, which you can never get enough of. It can be made in no time at all. You mix the icing sugar with the sour cream and a tablespoon of gin. The result is a smooth, slightly thick glaze. If you like a little more gin, carefully add a few more drops. But be careful: In order for the icing to retain the right consistency, you have to dose very carefully. The glaze will now be applied to the cake. The cake can now be sprinkled with the remaining lime peel. As an alternative it is also possible to use candied lime slices.
  6. For four limes you need the following ingredients: 350 g sugar and 350 ml water. Cut the limes into fine slices. Sugar and water are boiled up in a saucepan, and must be stirred regularly. Now place the lime slices in the mixture. Candle the fruit for about 15 minutes. Then let them cool down and place them on the cake.
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A simple sponge cake and yet so tasty! Besides marble cakes and chocolate muffins, our Gin Tonic cake makes a wonderful figure on the cake buffet. A must to taste here one or better two pieces!

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