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Are your favourite two words 'Gin' and 'Cake'?

By Sarah Groves, also posted in News on

Adnams Copper House Dry Gin mint and lime cakeIf so, then you're going to love this! John Baker (real name, honest!) at our Southwold store has created a mouth-watering range of cake recipes all featuring an Adnams spirit for Southwold store café customers to enjoy this summer. They look, and taste, amazing. The Adnams Copper House Gin, mint and lime sponge cake is the first of a series of recipes John will tempt you with over the next few weeks. If you can't make it to the Adnams Southwold store café to try a slice, then why not try making the recipe at home? John explains how it's done:

Adnams Copper House Gin, Mint and Lime Sponge

If this looks like too large a cake for you, then tray bake for a smaller cake and use half the quantities stated. I would usually use half the quantities for a normal round sponge, then you could fill the middle with a lime or lemon curd, mix with Copper House Dry Gin and top with the icing specified. 500g unsalted butter 500g caster sugar 8 eggs 200ml Adnams Copper House Dry Gin Juice of 4 limes 4 rinds of lime Small handful of mint 500g self-raising flour Topping 250g unsalted butter 250g Philadelphia cream cheese 250g caster sugar 100ml of Adnams Copper House Dry Gin Method Preheat the oven to 190-200 degrees C Cream together the unsalted butter with the sugar, add the eggs, beat well then add the Copper House Gin, mint and lime juice with the rind. Sieve in the self-raising flour and fold into the mixture. Cook for around 30-35 minutes. Adnams Copper House Dry Gin mint and lime cakeFor the icing Cream together the butter and sugar until they are a fluffy consistency. Add in the cream cheese and beat. Slowly add in the Copper House Gin, just making sure that the consistency doesn’t get too runny. Add a pinch of chopped mint to give it a splash of colour and a fresh minty note. Have fun!  


Sarah Groves