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Marmalade Cake

Marmalade Cake

I'd been meaning to make some marmalade ever since I saw a box of Seville oranges in our village shop. But before I could get my act together, a lovely consignment of Mackays marmalade arrived. So, a cake it was....

I've been making this marmalade cake for years and it never disappoints, especially with the sweet orangey glaze drizzled on top. If you've got any half opened jars of marmlade then this is the recipe for you.

Marmalade Cake


| Serves: 8 slices | Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 50 Minutes  | Total Time: 1 Hour |


  • 175 Butter, softened
  • 175g Golden Caster Sugar
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 3 Large eggs, beaten
  • 75g Marmalade
  • 175g Self Raising Flour
  • Juice of half an orange
  • Icing:
  • 100g Icing sugar, sifted
  • 3-4 TBSP Orange Juice


  • Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan and grease and line a 2lb loaf tin with baking paper.
  • Step 2: In a mixer (or by hand) cream together the butter and sugar, add in the zest, eggs and marmalade and beat together.
  • Step 3: Fold in the flour and orange juice and pour into the prepared tin.
  • Step 4: Bake for 45-50 minutes (check after 30 and cover with foil if it is browning too much on top) then turn out onto a cooling rack.
  • Step 5: To make the icing mix together the icing sugar and orange juice then spoon over cooled cake.

| Author: Beth Sachs | Date: 12th February 2009 |


  1. Sounds like it would be a wonderful breakfast cake

  2. That looks yummy! Unfortunately the beloved has knocked my loaf tin down the back of cupboard so can't do any loaves until I replace it, hope I don't miss the seville orange season!

  3. Beth, this looks so yummy!! I'm book-marking this, thanks for sharing.


  4. Oh yum. The cake looks amazing - especially with the glaze on it.

  5. This looks so tangy and refreshing, Beth.

  6. Your cake is very tempting! What a lovely gift to receive, I hope you still try making your own.

  7. I love marmalade, this cake looks and sounds divine.

  8. Oh that looks so good, and the marmalade is wonderful too. I am craving citrus at the moment.

  9. That Seville marmalade looks divine and I just know it's going to taste good! I was lucky enough to make batches of my own this week.

    Your marmalade loaf looks amazing and that is an excellent recipe from Nigel Slater.

    Rosie x

  10. You can't go wrong with a Nigel Slater recipe!

  11. This Marmalade cake sounds really good!

  12. Beautiful cake. The funny thing is that I won't ever eat marmalade on toast but...bake it in a cake and ....yum!


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