Saturday, 25 October 2014

Gin And Marmalade Cake

This is not a cake that the children can eat , we will leave the little angels to to their fairy cakes which are lovingly iced.


110g/4oz unsalted butter, softened
110g/4oz caster Sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp baking powder
175g/6oz plain flour
30ml of a good quality gin

4 tbsp of marmalade ( one that doesn't set your teeth or edge.Adjust quantities to suit.


Preheat the oven to 160c or gas mark 4 . You can either grease and line a 2lb cake tin with baking parchment or as I did use cake release from Lakeland.

First mix the sugar and butter together till fluffy .

Add the plain flour , gin and marmalade  and baking powder, 

Next mix in the eggs.

Pour the mixture into your prepared loaf tin .

The bake in the oven for around 35 -40 minutes adjust your cooking time if you have a fan assisted oven.

Turn out the loaf , leave to cool.

Then decorate as you wish .


  1. This looks awesome and a good way to be consuming gin before the kids are in bed. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. Sounds delicious. I'm a fan of loaf cakes - because they never go wrong compared with round cakes which I often find end up too dry in my fan assisted oven.

  3. I like gin and I am sure I would love this cake.

  4. I'm not drinking so it isn't for me but I do love marmalade in cake!

  5. Oh heaven! What a fabulous cake, and with gin! :)

  6. Now this is on my MUST bake list, sounds divine

  7. Yummy a must bake is this love the elements of the cake.

  8. Oh yum yum, I love baking a good cake - though one day I shall descend on yours for tea and cakes ;)

  9. You can cook with Gin too? I flipping love this

  10. Looks delicious, shame I hate gin :) I do however like cake!

  11. I need tottery this - sounds delicious!

  12. Sounds amazing baking with gin. Definitely ones for just us adults. Finally a reason I don't have to share my cake. Hahaha thanks so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  13. It looks delicious but I am not sure I want to use 30ml of precious gin!


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