By now you'll know that I'm partial to a gin or two so when I was thinking of a boozy cake to bring into work for a birthday celebration; it was always going to be gin (or amaretto but that is a very different cake!) .
Essentially this is basically a standard drizzle cake but the addition of gin to the bake enhances the flavour that the standard drizzle would lack.
Preheat the oven to 180 C (160 C for fan)
Grease and line bottom and sides of a 900g loaf tin
Cream the buter and sugar together until pale and creamy
Add the eggs one at a time and beat in
Add your gin and mix
Fold in your flour, baking powder and lemon zest
Spoon into the prepared loaf tin and pop in the oven for about 60 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean
Start on the drizzle now and add the Caster Sugar and Tonic to a pan and bring to the boil and keep going ontil its got a syrup like consistancy.
Add the gin to the syrup and allow to cool
When the cake is ready and out of the oven, poke holes in it with a skewer
Add icing sugar to the gin and sugar syrup and drizzle over the cake