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Vodka & Coke Drizzle Cake (#GBBOBloggers2016 Week 1)


Mummy Mishaps

It’s that time of year again – the Great British Bake Off is back on the telly which means the Great Bloggers Bake Off is back on CFHW!

I was a little pleased to hear that they are taking things back to basics a step with this series as last year things were getting a bit scary – though I still did the best I could.

First week was Cake Week and the challenges were Drizzle Cakes, Jaffa Cakes and Mirror Glaze Showstopper Cakes – all of which are things I have never made before.

Mirror Glazes looked a bit terrifying so I wrote that off, Jaffa Cakes are potentially my least favourite type of cake in the world ever (chocolate and orange, bleurgh!) so they were never going to happen – which left me with a Drizzle Cake.

Never one to make things easy for myself, I decided that for my very first Drizzle Cake ever, I would make one up. The tablets I am currently taking mean I am currently going sober which means I am missing my favourite tipples – this may have inspired me to try the cake I did:

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It was actually very simple to make and is very yummy – although I think I could have used a bit more vodka in the drizzle to give it a bit of a kick. The sponge was evenly baked and for the first time ever I managed to make the icing to the right consistency on my first try which I may have done a little dance about in the kitchen.

 

Vodka & Coke Drizzle Cake

Ingredients For The Cake:

  • 175g Self Raising Flour
  • 175g Caster Sugar
  • 60g Ground Almonds
  • 125g Butter, softened
  • 2 Medium Eggs
  • 3 tbsp Milk
  • 2 tbsp Vanilla Vodka

Ingredients For The Drizzle:

  • 125ml Coca-Cola
  • 25ml Vanilla Vodka

Ingredients For Decoration:

  • 100g Icing Sugar
  • 2 tsp Cold Water
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Vodka
  • Fizzy Cola Bottles
  • Popping Candy

Method:

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180°C/160°C Fan
  2. Grease and line a loaf tin
  3. Mix all the cake ingredients together until they form a smooth batter
  4. Spoon batter into loaf tin and smooth the top
  5. Bake for approximately 1 hour (start checking after about 55 minutes)
  6. Once cake has cooled slightly, remove from tin to a wire rack
  7. Place wire rack over a tray with sides
  8. Spike top of cake all over cake with a skewer
  9. Pour the vodka and coke drizzle over the still warm cake and leave to soak in and cool
  10. In a small bowl mix the icing sugar, cold water and vanilla vodka
  11. Drizzle icing over the top of the cooled cake and decorate with fizzy cola bottles and popping candy
  12. EAT!

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The Great Bloggers Bake Off 2016 is hosted by Jenny at Mummy Mishaps and is sponsored by Tesco.

If you want to see what all the other GBBO Bloggers have been baking this week then CLICK HERE to see them.

13 thoughts on “Vodka & Coke Drizzle Cake (#GBBOBloggers2016 Week 1)

  1. i think this is a very clever flavoured drizzle cake and i love the addition of the sweets on the top. Did it taste as nice as it looks?
    I also love seeing your drawings every week 🙂
    Thank you for linking up #GBBObloggers2016 xx

  2. What a fun cake. Vodka and coke used to be my favourite drink when I was younger so I may just have to give this a go!

    1. Their designs are a little better drawn than mine! I reckon if I make it again I will add an extra shot of vodka to the drizzle to give it more kick 😄

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