|Cake and gin in one - what's not to like?|
6oz self raising flour
2 large eggs
one lemon -juice and zest of half, shred rest for decoration
tub of mascarpone cheese
Beat the butter with the sugar then add in the beaten eggs. Add the flour gradually, giving a stiff doughy mixture; add gin to give a loose dropping consistency, add in zest and juice, beat well together. Divide between ten muffin cases in a tin and bake in a hot oven until well risen and golden.
Transfer to wire rack to cool.
Whilst cooling, make icing by sieving icing sugar and mixing with the mascarpone. Make a gin and tonic, and when the cakes are cool, prick well with fork and drizzle over 2 tbsp of g&t per cake. Add a little g&t to the icing, making sure it's not too runny, top the cakes with it and decorate with lemon zest shreds. Put feet up and enjoy with the leftover g&t because you made it FAR too large to all be used in the cakes, didn't you? ;) lol
Monday, 3 December 2012
Gin and tonic cupcakes
Posted by MrsL at 18:32