Baking Gin Diaries

Raspberry and X Gin White Chocolate Loaf | Recipe

October 5, 2016

I’ve been into quite simple bakes lately. Things I can cut up easily and don’t get destroyed on the commute to work. This time I decided to spice up a simple recipe, with you guessed it… Gin. Not just any gin, X  Gin. 

Today I’m sharing with you my Raspberry and X Gin White Chocolate Loaf recipe. X Gin is a wonderful gin I got in last month’s Gin Explorer Box. It’s a rich and seductive gin that is served with cocoa nibs and raspberry.


Because of it’s vanilla and cocoa hints I thought this would be the perfect cake to bake and share with friends. I only used a little of my X Gin (so the raspberries weren’t too soggy) so I managed to have a small G&T with the rest. It was rather delicious! I definitely got the sweeter hints from this gin.



Raspberry and X Gin White Chocolate Loaf
A sumptuous and boozy cake covered in white chocolate.
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For the loaf
  1. 225g Butter, softened
  2. 225g Caster sugar
  3. 4 Eggs, beaten
  4. 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  5. 225g Self-raising flour, sifted
  6. 150g Fresh raspberries, soaked overnight in a little X Gin, then drained
  7. 175g White chocolate chips
For the topping
  1. 150g White Chocolate, melted
  2. Some White Chocolate Buttons or Chocolate Chips
  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Line a loaf tin with baking parchment or use a silicone loaf tin (I did but remember to reduce the cooking time).
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Then add the eggs, along with the vanilla, stir through.
  3. Fold in the flour until you have a smooth mixture. Then stir in the fruit and white chocolate chips.
  4. Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  5. Leave to cool in the tin for a few mins, then turn out on to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.
  6. When cool, melt the white chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot water. Drizzle the chocolate over the top of the loaf and decorate.
  7. Enjoy!
  1. Omit the gin, it works just as well without it if booze isn't your thing.

The cake is best served with a few fresh raspberries and an X Gin & T, but I think a brew would be alright if you preferred. Mr W’s colleagues really rather enjoyed the cake, which he took to work with him for a charity sale.




If you’re interested in trying new gins, the Gin Explorer Box is available on a month to month subscription of £24.99 a box, or 3 months at £69.99 pre pay. I believe it’s quite wonderful to go on a gin journey so I highly recommend checking this box out!

Have you baked with gin before? Are you a boozy baker? Let me know in the comments,


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P.S. Thanks to Gin Explorer for sending me my wonderful Gin Explorer Box. As ever all words, opinions and photos are my own.


  • Reply Bec October 8, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    that looks a great cake – we just drank the gin 😉 love bec

    • Reply MissPond October 26, 2016 at 9:58 pm

      Haha I was asked to bake a little something 😉

  • Reply Jennifer October 5, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    This sounds delicious. I’ve made G&T cake before, but hadn’t thought of adding raspberries. I think I know what my next bake will be!

    • Reply MissPond October 26, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      It was wonderful. I love a G&T with raspberries in too, adds sweetness.

  • Reply Jessica October 5, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Oh wow! Not only does that look incredibly yummy, it looks quite easy too!

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  • Reply Latoya October 5, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Wow, love the uniqueness of this. I would never have thought to put gin in a cake! It looks fab. x

    • Reply MissPond October 26, 2016 at 10:01 pm

      Thank you 🙂 Gin and tonic lemon drizzle is a common bake, I thought I’d try something new.

  • Reply LilyLipstick October 5, 2016 at 11:14 am

    This sounds amazing – I love both gin and cake so combining them is the best idea!

    • Reply MissPond October 26, 2016 at 10:01 pm

      It worked really very well. Went down a treat 🙂

  • Reply Nikki October 5, 2016 at 10:15 am

    This sounds really nice. I am not a huge gin lover but the raspberry and chocolate sounds a good combo!

    • Reply MissPond October 26, 2016 at 10:02 pm

      It definitely works fine without the gin 🙂

  • Reply jaklien van Melick October 5, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Did I read that correctly? Gin in a cake? Brilliant!!

    • Reply MissPond October 26, 2016 at 10:02 pm

      Yes you did!

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