Pimm’s Drizzle Cake

This Pimm’s Drizzle cake is the perfect treat to serve at a picnic or barbecue on a sunny day. It just smells of summer and looks absolutely beautiful.

 Pimms Drizzle Cake


225g unsalted butter
200g caster sugar
4 eggs
225g self-raising flour, sifted
zest and freshly squeezed juice of 1 orange
zest and freshly squeezed juice of 1 lemon
Handful of mint, finely chopped
150ml Pimm’s no1
Strawberries, lemon and mint to decorate.



1)      Preheat your oven to 160 ºC  for a fan oven,  180ºC or gas mark 4 for standard ovens.

2)      Cream together butter and sugar until smooth and pale, then whisk in the eggs one at a time.

3)      Fold in the flour until smooth then stir in zest, chopped mint and 50ml of Pimm’s.

4)      Put into loaf tin and bake for about 50 mins.

Mix the juice of the orange and lemon with the 100mils of Pimm’s you have left and when cake is baked, prick it over the top and slowly pour the juice on while it is still hot allowing it to soak in.

Allow to cool, decorate and eat.

8 thoughts on “Pimm’s Drizzle Cake

  1. orange

    Just in time for my “summer garden party high tea” birthday at the end of the month! It’s cold and miserable here in Melbourne, but I don’t care — July birthdays are meant to be summery!!

    1. Siobhan Post author

      It’s very hot here at the moment, definitely not the typical British summer 🙂 When’s your birthday? Have a lovely day!

      1. orange

        It’s the 29th of July! I was planning ahead originally because the boyfriend was going to be over from Afghanistan for 10 days, but it was cancelled so now my friends are encouraging me to throw a nice party to make up to myself 🙂

      2. Siobhan Post author

        Same day as my grandmother. Sorry to hear the boyfriend can’t make it, I hope you get to see him soon. Have a lovely birthday.

  2. orange

    I am live-baking this — it’s been in the oven only 30 minutes and is already rising high and brown! I have covered it in foil — hope it survives!

      1. orange

        Delicious!! And thanks to the booziness the leftovers lasted me well over a week… It was the perfect cake for the party 🙂

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