Gin & Tonic Layer Cake – Quick Fix

Makes one 15cm dia. layer cake

If you want a showstopping boozy bake in a hurry, this quick-fix version stacks up in a single session. Made using Lakeland Gin & Tonic Flavour Frosting


For the cake

  • 260g caster sugar
  • 260g self-raising flour, sifted
  • 150g softened butter
  • 1 and a half tsp. baking powder
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 6 tbsp. milk
  • Green food colouring
  • Yellow food colouring
  • For the filling
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 200g icing sugar, sifted
  • Dash of gin and tonic (optional)

To decorate & serve



  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4. Grease all five pans from the Wilton Easy Layer 15cm Cake Pan Set, line with baking parchment and set aside.
  2. To make the sponges, beat together the caster sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs, flour, baking powder and milk and beat until smooth and well combined.
  3. Divide the mixture between two bowls in a two fifths, three fifths split. Add a few drops of green food colouring to the smaller portion, and a few drops of yellow food colouring to the larger portion.
  4. Divide the green mixture between two pans and the yellow mixture between three pans. Place all the cake pans into the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes, then remove and leave to cool.
  5. To make the filling, beat together the butter and icing sugar. Starting with a yellow sponge on the base, build up your cake with alternating yellow and green sponges, adding a layer of buttercream between each.
  6. Using a spatula, cover the whole cake in Lakeland Gin & Tonic Flavoured Frosting. Decorate the top with Wilton® Martini Shot Tops filled with gin and tonic, then finish with a sprinkling of lime zest.