It’s always exciting to try out a new cake recipe, especially when gin is one of the ingredients going into it, and this recipe, from Hello Cuppies, for a Gin and Pink Rose Lemonade Cake sounds absolutely scrumptious!
Hello Cuppies is an amazing baking, food and travel blog and this recipe was created as part of a recipe creation campaign with Fentimans. Producers of craft beverages since 1905, Fentimans produce botanically brewed soft drinks and mixers.
Their range of soft drinks include delicious flavours such as Sparkling Raspberry, Gently Sparkling Elderflower, Mandarin and Seville Orange Jigger and Rose Lemonade – which is the one we see here going paired with gin into this wonderful gin and lemonade cake.
Gin & Pink Rose Lemonade Cake
• 270g caster sugar
• 270g unsalted butter (at room temperature)
• 4 large eggs
• 270g sieved self-raising flour
• 1 large splash of milk
• 20ml of Fentimans Rose Lemonade
• 20ml of gin
• Pink food colouring
• 250g Unsalted butter (at room temperature)
• 450g icing sugar
• 1tbsp of gin
• 1tbsp of Fentimans Rose lemonade
• sprinkles or similar
1. Grease & line 3 x 6” round cake tins with parchment paper
2. Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4
3. Add the 270g butter and caster sugar to a bowl and beat until pale and creamy – this can take around 3-4 minutes
4. Add your eggs one at a time mixing each one until smooth
5. Add in the milk, gin and tonic and stir in slowly until combined
6. Sieve your flour and add in two parts mixing until smooth.
7. Add some pink food gel, split the mixture equally into three bowls and add a little more to each one to create three different shades of pink.
8. Fill each tin and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes – test the cake after 30 minutes, a skewer should come out clean, remember everyone’s ovens vary slightly.
9. Once baked, remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 30 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
10. In a bowl, mix together the icing sugar and 250g butter until pale and smooth. Add the gin and lemonade and pipe between each layer and smooth around the top and outside.
This recipe was created by hellocuppies.com
If your gin loving friend has a birthday coming up, what could be better than presenting them with this as a gift – and even better that it’s homemade and not store-bought. Alternatively, if you want to treat your gin loving friends to an afternoon tea, just imagine how impressed they’ll be with this delight presented to them!
If you’re looking for more delicious baking recipes with Fentimans, they can be found here on the official Fentimans website.