Summer entertaining, cooking and baking is so much fun! With an ever expanding list of fresh ingredients available now is the time to browse through the many recipes for summer and start creating some delicious seasonal food.
I recently entered a competition to suggest a cake recipe to help celebrate the 2nd birthday of a local cookware and kitchen shop. For me a cake to serve at a party needs to be light and refreshing and to look fantastic to tempt everyone there to have a piece. Anything too heavy or rich will put off many who have eaten well with the appetizers and entrees.
One cake that I’ve made before on a few summer occasions back in England was a gin and tonic cake. I thought it would be perfect but with my recipe in metric and a few ingredients not readily available in America it was a gamble to enter this cake!
I’m delighted to say that the ladies at Honeycomb Kitchen Shop in downtown Rogers, Arkansas were able to see past the minor adaptations that needed to be made for this recipe to work in the USA and they chose my cake as the competition winner!
Melissa Turpin, co-owner of Honeycomb Kitchen Shop (213 W. Walnut St, Rogers, AR) made some fantastic adaptations to the recipe. The original recipe needed juniper berries but Melissa substituted these for rosemary. I can’t wait to try the adapted American version very soon!
Here is the new updated Gin and Tonic Cake recipe as posted on The Scout Guide – Northwest Arkansas.
I hope you enjoy reading and trying this recipe – happy baking!
Honeycomb Kitchen Shop
The Scout Guide – Northwest Arkansas