Gin And Tonic Drizzle Cake

Monday, 21 May 2018

Gin And Tonic Drizzle Cake

Gin and tonic drizzle cake. The perfect excuse to have gin at any time of day!

It was only recently that I discovered gin. Next came gin cocktails and the natural progression was then gin in cake form. After having tried some Pimm's cakes last year and them not really tasting of Pimm's, I was concerned that this wouldn't work. However, this cake is even yummier than I imagined. My husband, who is not a cake person, loved it and suggested I should make it again. There is no doubt in my mind that I will.

I based my recipe on a lemon drizzle cake, but added gin, tonic and lime. One of the things that made me realise that I enjoy gin, is buying the right tonic. Personally, I enjoy Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic and this is what I used in the cake. I am imagining any tonic would work, but this has a lovely sweet flavour as well as the tonic kick.

I used a small loaf (18cm x 14cm x 6cm) tin for this recipe (mainly as if I bake cake I eat cake) so if you have a larger tin you will want to double the recipe.

Gin And Tonic Drizzle Cake

For the cake
  • 115g caster sugar
  • 115g butter
  • 115g self raising flour
  • 2 medium eggs
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 50ml Fever Tree Elderflower tonic
  • 25ml Gin
For the drizzle
  • 100ml Fever Tree Elderflower tonic
  • 25ml Gin
  • 50g caster sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • Icing sugar
  • Lime Zest To decorate
  1. Mix all the cake ingredients together and place in a greased loaf tin and into a pre warmed oven at 180C
  2. Bake until a skewer comes out clean. 
  3. Mix the tonic, caster sugar and lime juice in a pan and heat to make a syrup. Take off the heat and add the gin.
  4. Pour half of this mixture over the cake.
  5. Mix the other half of the mixture with some icing sugar. The amount will depend on how much you reduced your syrup and how thick you want your icing. I like it quite runny. Drizzle this over your cake and add lime zest to decorate.
  6. Enjoy!
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A perfect cake for gin lovers. This gin and tonic drizzle cake is light and moist and a real treat


  1. And I'll have a triple ;-) Sitting here reading this with a gin and tonic in hand, would you believe! Definitely like the idea of having it in cake form :-D Eb x

  2. Ideal to enjoy in the evening when the kids are asleep! Looks awesome!

  3. Yes please! I'll have a huge slice please! This has to be my ideal cake ever, love it! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

  4. this looks amazing Louise. I know how many mums would be gagging for a slice or two (darn, it the entire cake LOL) it looks so moist too. yummy! thank you for sharing with #bakeoftheweek xx

  5. Can you believe 've never tried a G&T before but I'd darly love to try a slice otr three - it sounds so good as well as looking fabulously light. Thankyou for sharing with #BakingCrumbs,
    Angela x

  6. So perfect for eating outdoors in the summer! I've only recently discovered Fever Tree elderflower tonic - Doesn't it really perk up a gin? Great recipe - Thanks so much for joining in with #BakeoftheWeek

  7. There's been a lot on social media recently about gin and I've got serious FOMO! I really need to up my game and see what all the fuss is about. Luckily I've seen your post on #BakinngCrumbs so now I have no excuses and can make your bake.

  8. could it be made into a fondant COVERED CAKE??

    1. personally I wouldn't as you want the drizzle to soak in