Who doesn’t love cake?
And once you’ve tried our gin you’ll be mad for it too. So I thought, what if we combine the two?
We set out to make the most beautiful gin and I am 100% positive we did just that. So I couldn’t resist trying to make a gin cake with our scrumptious gin. Not only is the cake amazing but it tastes exactly like our gin. If you want to impress your friends and family with a spectacular cake follow the recipe below. We hope you enjoy just as much as we do!
Ingredients for the Cake
- 8oz Butter
- 8oz Caster Sugar
- 8oz Self-Raising Flour
- 4 Eggs
- Zest of 1 Lemon or Lime (it’s your choice)
Ingredients for the Syrup
- 75g Caster Sugar
- 10 tbsp of Sir John Conyers Dragon Slayer Gin
Ingredients for the Lemon/Lime Slices
- Finely sliced lemon or lime
- 150g Sugar
Ingredients for the Icing
- 150g Icing Sugar
- 3-4 tbsp of Sir John Conyers Dragon Slayer Gin
- Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan
- Grease and line a 900g loaf tin
- In a mixing bowl beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Beat in the eggs one at a time until fully incorporated into the batter.
- Gently fold in the flour and the lemon/lime zest. And squeeze in the juice of that zested fruit you used.
- Pour the batter into the loaf tin and bake for 45 to 50 minutes.
- Meanwhile make the syrup by adding the caster sugar and gin to a small saucepan.
- Dissolve the sugar gently and then boil briefly for a minute.
- When the cake has been removed from the oven reduce the temperature to 110C.
- Take the lemon/lime slices and coat them in sugar.
- Place them on a lined baking tray and bake in the oven for around an hour.
- Keep your eye on them in case they start burning!
- When the cake is cooling carefully remove the cake from the tin and baste the cake with the syrup until it is well coated.
- By doing this to a warm cake will mean that the cake will soak up all the syrup.
- Place the cake onto a plate and leave to cool fully.
- Whilst the cake is cooling, mix the icing sugar with the gin.
- Once the cake is cool, cover the cake with as much of the icing sugar as you wish.
- Personally I like to have a dripping effect on the edges.
- To finish, cover the top of the cake with the crystallised lemon/lime slices.
We’d love to see your recreations. Tag us on Facebook and Instagram @dragonslayerdistillery