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11 August 2013 @ 04:10 pm
Yesterday I tried out this recipe for gin-and-tonic cake, which a Twitter friend passed on to me. As the name suggests, it contains both gin and tonic, as well as lime and crushed juniper berries. It may sound a bit weird, but the results are fabulous: a deliciously moist citrussy cake that tastes EXACTLY like gin and tonic. It’s almost magical. (Well, if you like gin and tonic. WHICH I DO.)

A whole gin and tonic cake

A slice of gin and tonic cake

It’s a US recipe with measurements in cups, so I used this conversions page to work out the quantities. My only problem was that something went slightly wrong when I made the glaze: I should probably have let it cool down more before pouring it over the cake, so it doesn’t look as aesthetically pleasing as it should. It tasted fine, but if I make the cake again, I might use a simple water icing with lime juice instead.

Eat you heart out, Mary Berry...
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