March 8, 2021

Blood Orange Gin Glaze Cake

Whitley Neill Blood Orange Gin Glaze Cake with a Whitley Neill Blood Orange Spritz

Richly fruity Whitley Neill Blood Orange Gin Glaze cake matched with Whitley Neill Blood Orange Spritz.


  • 175g soft butter​
  • 175g soft brown sugar​
  • 2 blood oranges if in season, if not normal oranges will do, zest of 2​
  • 4 tbsp of Whitley Neill Blood Orange Gin​
  • 3 eggs​
  • 175g plain flour​
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder​
  • 50g caster sugar​


Pre heat your oven to 160 degrees fan assisted and butter your loaf tin.

In a mixer beat together the butter and brown sugar until soft, creamy and pale in colour. This should take around 4 minutes in your mixer. Beat in the zest of 2 of the oranges, then beat in the eggs, one at a time. If the mixture looks a bit curdled, do not worry, just add a tablespoon of the flour and this will make it better.

Fold in the flour and the baking powder gently, do not over mix, then finally fold through 2 tablespoons of the blood orange gin. Scrape the batter into your loaf tin and smooth the top. Put into your pre heated oven for 45 to 55 minutes. The cake will be ready when the top is firm to the touch and a skewer comes out clean.

For the blood orange glaze, juice 2 of the oranges along with the zest and gin. Pour in the 50g of caster sugar and stir well to dissolve. Make holes in the hot cake with a skewer and then pour over the blood orange glaze, making sure the zest is evenly dispersed on the top of the cake. Leave to cool completely in the tin before serving. ​


Add 20ml Whitley Neill Blood Orange Gin into a rocks glass, top up with soda, lots of ice and garnish with an orange wedge. ​