gin cake

Gin Cake Recipe


Ensure that all your ingredients are at room temperature.

  • self-raising flour. Not available in the Philippines, see how to make.
  • caster sugar
  • 4 eggs, weighed in their shells
  • equal weight of:
  • 8-10 shots of your favourite gin
  • 2 lemons
  • 150g granulated sugar




  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Weigh your eggs in their shells, and make a note of the exact weight. Weigh out this much butter and caster sugar, and cream together until light, fluffy and pale.
  3. Crack in the eggs, and beat until combined.
  4. Sieve in the flour, mix again, then grate in the zest of both lemons.
  5. Stir through the juice of 1 lemon and 3-4 shots of gin, then pour into a lined 1kg loaf tin.
  6. Bake in the centre of the oven for 45 minutes, or until the cake passes the knife test.
  7. Remove from the oven, and set aside while you make the drizzle.

Make the Drizzle

  1. Combine the sugar, gin, tonic and remaining lemon in a bowl.
  2. Prick the surface of the cake with a fork, then pour over the drizzle.



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