Recipe Review

Look! Gin and Tonic Cake

published May 9, 2012
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I can be a bit of a dessert purist, often reaching for fresh fruit desserts or good, dark chocolate rather than an over-the-top confection. But when I hear the words gin icing and gin glaze in connection with a warm lemon-lime cake, things change pretty quickly.

On the beautiful blog How Sweet It Is last week, Jessica wrote a funny post about bringing this Gin and Tonic cake to her grandfather’s birthday party and chronicles each family member’s reaction and whether or not they could taste the gin (a resounding “yes” consensus).

So while I can be a dessert purist, I love people who take the time to recreate something that blows them away at home. Jessica did that here and the result is on my “to-bake” list. Big time. The gist of this cake is that it’s a fluffy, soft lemon-lime cake that you poke holes into and drench with gin glaze so it stays incredibly moist. Then you top the whole thing with a simple gin frosting and a few decorative slices of lime. It’s pretty, snappy, fresh, and accurately conveys the taste of a gin and tonic at the dessert table. It’s the marriage of two of my very favorite things in this world: a fluffy cake and a good gin and tonic.

Get the Recipe: Gin and Tonic Cake

Other Cocktail-Inspired Cake Recipes:
Mint Julep Cake – One Perfect Bite
Mojito Pound Cake – Erin Cooks
Rum and Coke Cake – Serious Eats
Pina Colada Cake – Smitten Kitchen
Whiskey Sour Bundt Cake – Restless Chipotle

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