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Gin Tonic Kuchen | Bake to the roots

Gin Tonic Cake

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  • Author: Bake to the roots
  • Prep Time: 30m
  • Cook Time: 1h
  • Total Time: 2h
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: Cakes
  • Cuisine: German


If you like cakes with some booze – this is the one to make: Gin Tonic Cake!


For the cake:
7 oz. (200g) butter, softened
1 cup (200g) sugar
4 medium eggs
1 1/2 cups (200g) all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
zest from 1 organic lime
1 tbsp. lime juice
1/3 cup (80ml) gin
For the syrup:
1/4 cup (50g) sugar
1/4 cup (60ml) tonic water
1 tbsp. lime juice
1 tbsp. gin
For the glaze/decoration:
1 cup (130g) confectioners’ sugar
1-2 tbsp. gin
lime slices


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and line a 9×5 inches (23x13cm) loaf tin with baking parchment. Set aside.
2. Add the butter and sugar to a large bowl and mix until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one after another and mix well after each addition. Mix the flour with baking powder, baking soda, salt, and lime zest. Add with the lime juice and gin to the bowl and mix until just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared baking tin and bake for 55-60 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
3. While the cake is baking, add the sugar, tonic water, and lime juice to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Let cook for a minute or two until the mixture thickens. Take off the heat and add the gin. Set aside.
4. As soon as the cake is done baking, take out of the oven and poke holes with a wooden skewer into the cake. Drizzle with the gin syrup and let cool down within the tin.
5. For the glaze mix the confectioners’ sugar with the gin until you get a nice and thick glaze (you might not need all of the gin. Take the cake out of the baking tin and place on a serving plate. Pour the glaze over the cake and decorate with some sliced limes. Let dry and serve.


Enjoy baking!