Gin Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe
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Gin Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe

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I love gin, well you might have guessed from this recipe. I also love a lemon drizzle cake and that’s why I combined the two and I have to say, it worked out amazingly! I’ve seen loads of overcomplicated recipes for lemon drizzle gin cake and I have to say, the best way is to keep it fun and simple. It’s also the best way to have a very tasty lemon gin cake!

If you’ve never made a gin and tonic drizzle cake, minus the tonic, you’re in for a treat. I know a lot of people like to make a gin and tonic lemon drizzle cake but a lot of the gin bakes out when the cake is baking so by adding tonic, you really aren’t getting any of the gin flavours in your bake. I like my boozy cake recipes and this one is just that. If you want a cake with a punch, I’ve made it.

You can skip on down to the gin lemon drizzle cake recipe card at the bottom if you want but this post has some helpful tips and amazing kitchen equipment you can use. Also, if you love the look of the lemon drizzle gin I’ve used in this post. I’m always trying to keep it updated with the best prices so my readers can get cheap gin that tastes great. Now on with the lemon drizzle cake gin recipe!

Lemon Drizzle Cake Ingredients

One thing I will say, if you’re making this gin lemon drizzle cake you don’t need to spend a fortune on ingredients. I like to buy my ingredients at Aldi, it’s so much more cost effective, especially if you’re buying eggs at the moment. The only thing you’ll have to spend big money on is the lemon drizzle gin. I don’t like making recipes if they cost a fortune because I’m all about saving money when and where I can.

Gin Lemon Drizzle Cake Tips and Tricks

As I said before, there are super easy ways that you can make baking a lot easier. I used some of these ways when I made this lemon drizzle gin cake and they worked like a charm. I know a lot of people use non-stick pans, they don’t always work and sometimes you will be using a knife to get your cakes out, STOP!

You can either use cake tin liners as I did or go for the much more eco-friendly version and get a silicone cake tin mould which is super affordable, easy to use and you don’t need liners for them. I would also point out that if you’re using tin liners in a metal cake tin, use some butter or even spray cooking oil to grease the sides so that the liner sticks to it. I forgot once and the liner collapsed into the mixture, it was a nightmare!

If you make this gin lemon drizzle cake, melt the butter! I forgot to melt the butter with this recipe and you might be able to see some of the butter lumps in the mixture, that was my mistake and hopefully, you won’t make the same. Even if you microwave it till it’s soft and not totally liquid, that’s fine but I’d suggest doing so.

That should be enough tips and tricks with this lemon drizzle cake gin included. If you have any tips that I might need to try, let me know in the comments and I’ll be sure to check them out! Who wants to see some amazing kitchen equipment?

Gin Lemon Drizzle Kitchen Equipment!

I probably spend way too much time and money looking for and buying kitchen equipment. I’ve had some terrible equipment in the past and by trying them out, means I can suggest some of the best to my readers. The links below are affiliates, I make a tiny, tiny bit of money when you buy something to make your gin and tonic drizzle cake with, it doesn’t cost you a penny more.

I will also include the amazing lemon drizzle gin that I used for this recipe. I don’t recommend anything that I don’t like so hopefully you’ll find something amazing to make your gin bakes with!

Gin Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe Card

So you’ve made it to the end of my gin and tonic lemon drizzle cake recipe. I really must stop calling it that as there’s no tonic in it, I guess you can drink some while you enjoy a slice though so that works. I’d love to know if you liked this gin lemon drizzle and what you thought of it. Was there too much gin or did you want a little more in it?

I’m going to be making this gin lemon drizzle again in the future and I also want to make a gin orange drizzle cake which sounds totally delicious, I’m going to be using some Sipsmith Zesty Orange gin like I used the Sipsmith lemon drizzle gin for this recipe. Let me know if I should make any more gin drizzle cakes with other gins, how can you go wrong with cake?

The recipe is more than enough for a big lemon drizzle cake gin loaf although if you want to make more than one, just double the recipe and you should have any issues. It’s not a low-calorie gin lemon drizzle cake but who cares, the diet starts tomorrow, right? Enjoy!

Gin Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe

Gin Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe

Gin and Lemon Drizzle Cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 12 Slices
Calories 303 kcal


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Silicone Spatula
  • Silicone Loaf Tin/Mould


  • 225 g Low Fat Spread
  • 225 g Caster Sugar
  • 250 g Self Raising Flour
  • 2 Lemons Juice and Zest
  • 4 Eggs
  • 100 ml Sipsmith Lemon Drizzle Gin or milk


  • 150 g Icing Sugar
  • Lemon Juice


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350℉/Gas Mark4. Beat together the Low Fat Spread, sugar, flour, lemon zest, chopped rosemary and eggs until pale and creamy, using an electric whisk, then gradually mix in 100ml gin (or milk), to give a mixture that drops easily from a spoon.
  • Mix together the butter, sugar, flour, and lemon zest. Once this is combined, add the eggs one at a time. Now add the gin and mix until you have a smooth cake batter.
  • Pour the mixture into the silicone loaf tin or lined loaf tin. Bake in the oven for 1hr-1hr 15 mins. The cake should be golden brown in colour. Using a cake tester, check to make sure the cake is fully cooked and comes out clean from the centre of the cake.
  • Mix the lemon juice with the icing sugar. Gradually drizzle the lemon icing all over the cake. Leave the cake to cool completely in the tin. Slice and enjoy.


*Prices correct as of May 2023
Low Fat Spread 225 g 743 kcal £0.75
Caster Sugar 225 g 900 kcal £0.30
Self Raising Flour 250 g 832 kcal £0.07
Lemon 2 22 kcal £0.30
SipSmith Lemon Drizzle Gin 100 ml 250 kcal £3.25
Egg 4 288 kcal £0.60
Icing Sugar 150 g 600 kcal £0.25
TOTAL   3635 kcal £5.52
PER SERVING   303 kcal £0.46
Keyword Gin

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