Gluten free gin and lemon cake
One of my favourite drinks is gin. My Grandmother for as long as I can remember has been a gin drinker. When visiting her in Spain she always had a glass of gin and tonic while preparing dinner, 6 o’clock in her house was gin o’clock.
As a very young child I was fascinated that this drink not only included cubes of ice to keep the drink cool, but it had to be served with a wedge of lemon.
I remember asking my Grandmother at about the age of 10 if I could have a sip and she replied that I would not like it as it was a grown up drink. I did have a sip and I remember pulling a face as I had expected the drink to be sweet more like lemonade rather than having a sour undertone.
20 years later I no longer pull a face when drinking gin as my pallet has matured and I now can’t resit a tipple of gin. I often joked to my friends that I should incorporate it into a cake. A couple of weeks ago one of my friends spotted a gin and tonic cake recipe and suggested that I should give it ago.
The original recipe came from the Pudding Lane Blog. Reading through the ingredients list I was shocked by the amount of gin specified. I did not use the full amount, but can assure you that the amount I used will suit any gin drinkers pallet.
The result. A beautifully moist cake that really tastes of gin. It is not overpowering and is perfect with a cup of tea in the afternoon. My Dad, who like me, is a big gin fan thought that it was a very good cake. A smile crept across his face as he started to eat his slice. He is now bursting to share my recipe with his friends.
I should warn you that you might only want to eat onc slice if you are driving. The alcohol content does not get burnt off in the syrup and I am sure one slice too many could take you slightly over the limit.
The cake has inspired me to try and incorporate a couple more spirits into cake. So what this space.
For now, gin lovers, enjoy.
Posted on July 15, 2014, in Food and tagged baking, caster sugar, food, Food allergies, gin and tonic, gin and tonic cake, Gin cake, gluten free, gluten free baking, gluten free cakes, gluten free food, Gluten free gin, gluten free gin and lemon cake, gluten free gin cake, gluten free lemon cakes, icing sugar, lemon, lemon cake, Samantha pidoux. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.