Gin & Tonic Lime Drizzle Cake

Gin is one of the most popular alcoholic drinks at the moment and as its popularity grows, more and more flavours and serving styles are being created. This has begun to include food and with this in mind I've created this very grown up bake, a Gin and Tonic Lime Drizzle Cake!

Look how yummy it looks!

A picture of the gin & tonic cake and a cup of tea

Do you want to give it a try? 

Here's what you'll need -

  • Sponge mix - 22p @ Asda
  • 1 egg - 89p a half dozen @ Asda
  • 1 lime - 30p @ Asda
  • Lime marmalade - 55p @ Asda
  • Icing sugar - 88p @ Asda
  • Gin and tonic flavouring - £1.00 @ Sainsburys
  • Water
  • Tablespoon
  • Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Greaseproof paper
  • Baking tin
  • Small saucepan 
  • Tablespoon
  • Wire rack or plate for cooling
A picture of the ingredients listed, egg, sponge mix, gin & tonic flavouring, lime, icing sugar and lime marmalade

First, I know that many of you will gasp in horror by the fact I have used a packet mix, and a cheap one at that, but as with most of the crafts, activities and bakes, I try to do them as cheaply as possible so anyone can try them, regardless of budget. Paying 22p for a packet mix is by far cheaper than buying the separate ingredients, so let's make a start!

Preheat your oven to 180c. Then, add the packet mix to the mixing bowl, adding the egg and water as required, along with around half of the flavouring.

A whisk mixing the ingredients

Whisk well, until there are no lumps. Line your baking tin with the greaseproof paper. I chose a loaf tin. 

A lined baking tin

Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

A baked cake, still in its tin

When cool enough transfer from the tin to a wire rack of plate to cool.

A cake cooling on a wire rack

When fully cooled, make up the icing and drizzle over the cake.

Icing made up in a bowl

Slice the lime and place on top of the cake. 

Chopped limes

Gin & tonic cake with drizzled icing and slices of lime

When it is close to setting melt two tablespoons of lime marmalade.  

Lime marmalade being melted in a pan

As it begins to cool and thicken drizzle it over the cake.

Gin & tonic cake drizzled with icing, marmalade and decorate with lime

Once the marmalade has set you have finished.

Sit down, put your feet up and relax with a cup of tea and a slice of you homemade Gin and Tonic Lime Drizzle Cake!

Gin & Tonic Lime Drizzle Cake with a cup of tea

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