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Salcombe Gin and grapefruit drizzle cake

This ruby grapefruit drizzle cake is spiked with Salcombe Gin
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Scott Paton, head chef at Boringdon Hall near Plymouth, shares his Salcombe Gin and ruby grapefruit drizzle cake recipe

www.boringdonhall.co.uk

Serves    8-10
Oven temp    150°c / gas 2

For the sponge

  • Butter 200g
  • Sugar 200g
  • Eggs 4
  • Self-raising flour 200g
  • Baking powder ½ tsp
  • Salcombe Gin 75ml
  • Ruby red grapefruit one, zest

For the drizzle syrup

  • Pink grapefruit juice 75g
  • Caster sugar 75g

For the topping

  • White chocolate 300g
  • Crème fraîche 150g
  • Pink grapefruit juice 100g
  1. Preheat the oven to 150°c / gas 2.
  2. Beat together the butter and sugar in a food mixer then add the eggs, one by one. When combined, gently fold in the flour, baking powder, gin and zest.
  3. Place the mixture in a greased and floured large loaf tin and cook for 40 minutes.
  4. For the drizzle syrup: while the sponge is baking, put the juice and sugar in a pan and bring to the boil.
  5. Remove the cake from the oven when cooked and, while it’s still hot, brush the syrup over the sponge and leave to cool.
  6. For the topping: put all of the ingredients into a plastic bowl and microwave for 2 minutes, then whisk until smooth. Set in a piping bag until firm and pliable. Decorate as desired and serve.

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You will need

For the sponge

  • Butter 200g
  • Sugar 200g
  • Eggs 4
  • Self-raising flour 200g
  • Baking powder ½ tsp
  • Salcombe Gin 75ml
  • Ruby red grapefruit one, zest

For the drizzle syrup

  • Pink grapefruit juice 75g
  • Caster sugar 75g

For the topping

  • White chocolate 300g
  • Crème fraîche 150g
  • Pink grapefruit juice 100g

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 150°c / gas 2.
  2. Beat together the butter and sugar in a food mixer then add the eggs, one by one. When combined, gently fold in the flour, baking powder, gin and zest.
  3. Place the mixture in a greased and floured large loaf tin and cook for 40 minutes.
  4. For the drizzle syrup: while the sponge is baking, put the juice and sugar in a pan and bring to the boil.
  5. Remove the cake from the oven when cooked and, while it’s still hot, brush the syrup over the sponge and leave to cool.
  6. For the topping: put all of the ingredients into a plastic bowl and microwave for 2 minutes, then whisk until smooth. Set in a piping bag until firm and pliable. Decorate as desired and serve.
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For the sponge

  • Butter 200g
  • Sugar 200g
  • Eggs 4
  • Self-raising flour 200g
  • Baking powder ½ tsp
  • Salcombe Gin 75ml
  • Ruby red grapefruit one, zest

For the drizzle syrup

  • Pink grapefruit juice 75g
  • Caster sugar 75g

For the topping

  • White chocolate 300g
  • Crème fraîche 150g
  • Pink grapefruit juice 100g
  1. Preheat the oven to 150°c / gas 2.
  2. Beat together the butter and sugar in a food mixer then add the eggs, one by one. When combined, gently fold in the flour, baking powder, gin and zest.
  3. Place the mixture in a greased and floured large loaf tin and cook for 40 minutes.
  4. For the drizzle syrup: while the sponge is baking, put the juice and sugar in a pan and bring to the boil.
  5. Remove the cake from the oven when cooked and, while it’s still hot, brush the syrup over the sponge and leave to cool.
  6. For the topping: put all of the ingredients into a plastic bowl and microwave for 2 minutes, then whisk until smooth. Set in a piping bag until firm and pliable. Decorate as desired and serve.

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