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By Sarah Groves, also posted in News on

Adnams gin and lime drizzle cakeAdnams Gin and Lime Drizzle Cake

Inspired by The Great British Bake Off or looking for something delicious to make over the Easter break for friends and family? Rory and the Chefs at The Crown in Southwold have created a luscious Gin and Lime Drizzle cake for you to try at home. It's simple to make and tastes wonderful - it's light, zesty and refreshing with a nice sloosh of gin too. Ingredients for the sponge cake: 4 eggs 280 gm castor sugar 120 gm double cream 5 limes - just the zest is needed for the cake 20 ml Adnams Copper House Dry Gin 80 gm melted unsalted butter 220 gm plain flour 6 gm baking powder Gin and lime drizzle syrup 125 gm castor sugar 4 juiced limes (use the limes need for the cake - you only need the juice for the syrup - no zest!) 15 ml Adnams Copper House Dry Gin 15 ml tonic water Dissolve the sugar in the lime juice over a gentle heat. Add the gin and the tonic, stir and remove from the heat. Gin and lime icing 15 ml gin 15 ml tonic water 1 lime, juiced (again, use one of the limes you have already zested). 300 gm icing sugar Mix all of the above ingredients until smooth. You can then pipe this over the top of your cake. Adnams Gin and Lime Drizzle cakeHow to make the cake: Cream the eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the cream and finely grated lime zest (reserve a little of the zest for decoration) until smooth, do not over-mix. Add the gin and melted butter. Put the baking power and flour through a sieve and fold into the mixture. Pour the mix into a greased round loose-based cake tin and bake at 180 degrees C for approximately 45 minutes. When the sponge is cooked, let it cool for 10 minutes. remove from the tin and stab all over with a skewer and then spoon the syrup over. Leave to completely cool. Decorate with drizzles of icing and decorate with some of the fine lime zest you reserved earlier. Serve with a G&T and invite your friends over! If you have a go at baking your own, why not share your pictures with us on Instagram, twitter or facebook - we'd love to see them. Cheers!  

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