Super Boozy Gin and Tonic Cake

A drunken cake seeped in gin and plenty of sunny lemon makes for a great combination of my two loves: cake and gin. This cake can hold her booze, that's for sure, perhaps a little more than you can.

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(Recipe adapted from Pudding Lane, makes one large 2lb loaf)

265g unsalted butter, softened
265g caster sugar
4 eggs
265g self raising flour
2 lemons
8 shots of gin
Dash of tonic water
150g caster sugar

  • Heat the oven to 180 degrees and line a 2lb loaf tin with baking paper. 
  • Cream together the butter and sugar until light and creamy. 
  • Beat in the eggs, gently one at a time, add in a few spoons of flour after each addition. 
  • Add the flour, lemon zest of both lemons and juice of 1 and half the gin and stir together. 
  • Pour into the prepared loaf tin and bake for 45 minutes until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. 
  • In the last few minutes of baking, prepare the drizzle. Whisk together the remaining gin, tonic, caster sugar and juice of the remaining lemon until well combined. 
  • Once the cake is cooked, remove from the oven and poke lots of holes into the surface. Pour over the drizzle and leave to cool fully before serving. 


  1. This combines so many of my favourite things! I can't wait to try it.

  2. Oh lord this looks absolutely delicious!
    A Story of a Girl

  3. 8 shots of gin!? Yes yes yes! My kinda cake!x

    1. I know, right?! Super, super boozy :) x

  4. Oh my this looks so good!! Totally need to try, can't beat a good gin and tonic!

    Jasmin Charlotte

    1. Thanks Jasmin...I love it even more now I can combine it with cake ;) x

  5. Oh my oh my oh my! I need to make this *drools*


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