Gin & Lemon Drizzle Cake

Ingredients

225g Butter
225g Golden Caster Sugar
4 Large Eggs
275g Self Raising Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
4 tbsp Milk
3 Lemons (zest for cake, juice for drizzle)
Drizzle:
200g Granulated Sugar
100ml of your favourite gin! (Mine is Darnleys View Spiced Gin but whatever takes your fancy!)

Grease and line a 22cm square cake tin (loose bottom preferable for ease but not essential)

Pre-heat oven; Fan 150C/ 170C/ Gas 3/ 325F

Method

Put all the ingredients in a bowl and beat until you have a smooth cake mix, put the cake mix into your cake tin and use a palette knife, or the back of a spoon!, to level the mix.

Bake for 40 – 45 minutes.

When the cake is baking put the lemon juice, Gin & Granulated sugar in a bowl and mix, then set aside.

When the cake is ready remove from the oven and leave in the tin on a cooling rack for a few minutes. Using a cocktail stick pierce holes evenly all over the cake, don’t push the cocktail stick to the bottom, only half way, or all the juice will just run to the bottom of your cake. Then spoon over the drizzle mix and leave the cake to cool in the tin.

Once cooled remove the cake from the tin, pour yourself a G & T and enjoy a slice!

Many thanks to Stacey at East Neuk Cooks  for the recipe.

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