Gin and Tonic Cake!

Yes.  That’s right.  Gin and tonic…in cake form!  This is ridiculously good, but not child friendly I’m afraid!

My girlfriends and I have an obsession with G&Ts, so I knew I had to bake a cake to complement our favourite drink, and so this cake was born!

It uses quite a lot of limes, but I promise you, it’s worth it.  This is such a moist and zesty cake, with a slight kick of gin and tonic…and what to serve it with? A glass of gin and tonic of course!

G&T Loaf

Gin and Tonic Cake!

Prep Time:  15 minutes     Cook Time: 25 – 35 minutes     Servings: 6 – 8


For the cake:

  • 110g softened unsalted butter
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 100g gluten free plain flour (I use Dove’s Farm)
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthum gum (I use Dove’s Farm)
  • 1 teaspoon of baking flour
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 5 limes, zest finely grated
  • 30ml gin
  • 30ml tonic water

For the syrup:

  • 125g caster sugar
  • The juice of 4 limes from the cake mixture above
  • 15ml gin
  • 15ml tonic water

For the icing:

  • 100g icing sugar, sifted
  • The juice of 1 of the limes from the cake mixture
  • 10ml gin
  • 10ml tonic water


  • Zest from 1 more lime

G&T Cake


  1. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees.  Grease either a cake pan or loaf tin with unsalted butter
  2. Whisk all of the cake ingredients together until pale and fluffy, and spoon the batter into the prepared tin, smooth over the top and bake for 20 – 25 minutes, or until an inserted skewer or cocktail stick comes out clean.  Baking time will alter depending on the tin you use
  3. In the meantime, put the syrup ingredients into a saucepan and stir over a gentle heat until the sugar has dissolved
    G& T
  4. Once the cake is is out of the oven, leave it to cool for ten minutes before upturning onto a wire rack.  Put a sheet of greaseproof paper underneath the rack in preperation for the next step
    (Do not expect your cake to have risen too much.  This is quite a flat cake, but incredibly moist)
  5. Stab the hot cake all over with a skewer and spoon over the syrup and leave to soak in.  Let the cake cool completely
  6. Mix the icing ingredients together and drizzle over the cake.  Decorate with the extra lime zest
  7. Serve with a glass of G&T, and enjoy!

Me and the Girls

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