Bake of the Week: Gin and Tonic Cake

Gin and Tonic Cake
Gin and Tonic Cake

GIN AND TONIC seems more popular than ever so this cake is a real treat.

The recipe uses the Wilton Easy Layer Cake Pan Set but you can also bake the mixture in batches. To decorate, you can use Lakeland’s Gin & Tonic Flavoured Frosting along with Wilton Shot Tops Martini Glasses, or as you please.

Thanks to Lakeland for this week’s showstopping bake.


You’ll need

For the cake:

260g caster sugar

150g softened butter

3 eggs, beaten

260g self-raising flour, sifted

11/2tsp. baking powder

6 tbsp. milk

Green food colouring

Yellow food colouring

For the filling:

100g butter, softened

200g icing sugar, sifted

Dash of gin and tonic


Preheat the oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan/gas 4. Grease and line all five pans from the Wilton® Easy Layer 15cm Cake Pan Set.

To make the sponges, beat together the caster sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs, flour, baking powder and milk and beat until smooth and well combined.

Divide mixture between two bowls in a two fifths, three fifths split. Add a few drops of green food colouring to the smaller portion, and a few drops of yellow food colouring to the larger portion.

Divide green mixture between two pans and yellow mixture between three pans. Place all the cake pans into the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes, then remove and leave to cool.

To make the filling, beat together the butter, icing sugar and gin and tonic. Starting with a yellow sponge on the base, build up your cake with alternating yellow and green sponges, adding a layer of buttercream between each.

Using a spatula, cover the whole cake in Lakeland Gin & Tonic Flavoured Frosting. Decorate the top with Wilton® Martini Shot Tops filled with gin and tonic, then finish with a sprinkling of lime zest.

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