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Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Lemon & Lime Marmalade Cake


Today I thought I would bake a cake using some of my lemon & Lime Marmalade I made the other day. Now I wanted to give myself a little challenge in using self-raising wholemeal flour in this bake. What did I think of the outcome I hear you ask in using different flour? The texture I thought was more of a crumbly one but it gave good flavour to the cake. Just think of lemons and how your mouth waters well adding citrus marmalade into the cake and icing gives that sweet and sour edge. I thought this would give me a chance to show you how I have incorporated some of my preserve in a bake. I wouldn’t call this a fancy cake but then the proof is in the taste. Personally I think this would make a great dessert cake without the icing and served with lashings of custard.





Lemon & Lime Marmalade Cake
175g (6 oz) softened butter
50g (2 oz) soft light brown sugar
5 tbsp golden syrup
2 eggs
150g (5 oz) lemon & lime marmalade
275g (10 oz) self-raising whole meal flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp ground ginger
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp lime juice
For The Icing
225g (8 oz) icing sugar, sifted
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp lime juice
You will need 20cm (8 in) springform cake tin greased and lined with greaseproof paper.

Method

Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/350°F/gas mark 4.

In a large mixing bowl beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the golden syrup and beat through until combined. Beat in one egg at a time until all incorporated then beat in the marmalade. Sieve the flour baking powder and ground ginger together and fold gently into the mixture in the bowl. Add both lemon and lime juice and fold through gently until all combined and of a good dropping consistency. Place into the cake tin and smooth the top over with a spatula. Place into the preheated oven and bake for 1- 1¼ hour(s) or until the top feels firm to the touch and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Leave the cake to cool in the tin for at least 15 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to completely cool.

Make the icing by sieving the icing sugar into a mixing bowl and add both lemon and lime juice. Mix to a smooth mixture remembering you want the icing to dribble down the sides a little, so add a little more citrus juice if the icing is to stiff.

Place the cake onto a serving plate and spoon the icing on top of the cooled cake letting some of the icing dribble down the sides.


Pixie at You Say Tomahto, I Say Tomayto has posted a lovely Clementine Curd and her thoughts of being new to preserving. Pixie and I hope to post different preserves and recipes up to the end of the closing date for ‘Putting Up” I wonder who will be the lucky winner in the raffle at the end for a gorgeous preserve book. You can find out more about the event on one of my earlier posts [link here].

25 comments:

Maria said...

Rosie this is absolutely beautiful, I've never used wholemeal flour in a cake recipe but often wondered what the difference would be, so thanks for that ;o)

Maria
x

Donna said...

This is Beautiful!!! And looks Great!hughugs

Sylvie said...

I've already had the munchies anyways, and then I saw this, now I'm drooling.

Deborah said...

What a delicious cake!!

Dhivya said...

wow!this is so beautiful rosie:))0looks so tempting..love the pictures

Kevin said...

That cake looks so good with the frosting running all over! I like the sound of a lemon and lime marmalade cake.

Rhyleysgranny said...

Looks lovely Rosie. You really are clever about baking.
xxx

Rosie said...

Hi Maria, I don’t normally bake with wholemeal flour but I thought I would take a gamble and see what it would turn out like. The crumb to the sponge as I said is more crumbly but the favour was good. Thanks sweetie your such a gem :D

Hi Donna, awe thanks :D Passing you a slice over now ;)

Hi Sylvie, bless you I will cut you a slice off to try :D

Hi Deborah, thank you :D

Hi Dhivya, awe thanks sweetie :D

Hi Kevin, thank you :D The cake had a lovely sweet & sour taste and the icing did enhance the flavour. It’s like thinking of a lemon and how your mouth waters would be how best to describe eating a slice of this cake.

Many thanks for calling by and best wishes Rosie x

Rosie said...

Hi Granny, welcome and lovely to *see* you here!! :D

I do adore my baking it really is such a passion of mine. Of course I cook every day for the family but some how I don't quite get that buzz like I do when baking.

Best wishes Rosie x

Happy cook said...

Did you say you will serve with lashings of custards, a huge piece for mz please.
I love the icing too on the top
I've never seen here wholewheat selfraising flour here

Rosie said...

Hi Happy, I don't normally bake sponges with wholewheat self-raising flour but I thought I'd try it out for a change. It's like cakeflour I can't get that in the U.K.

You are most welcome to a slice too sweetie :)

Best wishes Rosie x

ruthEbabes said...

This looks so delicious! Great cake.

Rosie said...

Thanks Ruth, I stil have soome left if you want a slice ;)

Best wishes Rosie x

Bellini Valli said...

This is a great use for the marmalade you made the other day fro the Putting Up event. I have somethimg in the works as well for the event:D

Ivy said...

I love anything that has lemon in it. This is so good.

RecipeGirl said...

This looks drippy good!

White On Rice Couple said...

Please Rosie, add more of that icing on the cake so that it drips over here to California! Love the combination of both citrus!

Rose said...

Lovely cake Rosie!

culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

Looks stunning Rosie. Well done, you are very talented :)

Antonia said...

I adore citrus cakes and just know that this would be delicious. All that lovely dribbly icing - yummy!

Kelly-Jane said...

Looks lovely, and good to see how your marmalade has moved on!

Rosie said...

Many thanks everyone for your lovely comments and you really have put a spring into my step with a huge smile to go with it :)

W.O.R. couple, I will be sure to add more icing to the cake for it to drip all the way to California heehee..

Can't wait to view your preserve Val

Many many thanks for calling by I always value your wonderful feedback :D

Best wishes Rosie x

Rosie said...

Many thanks everyone for your lovely comments and you really have put a spring into my step with a huge smile to go with it :)

W.O.R. couple, I will be sure to add more icing to the cake for it to drip all the way to California heehee..

Can't wait to view your preserve Val

Many many thanks for calling by I always value your wonderful feedback :D

Best wishes Rosie x

Jerri said...

now that looks good! great job once again, Rosie!

Rosie said...

Hi jerri, thank you sweeetie and lovely to *see* you as always :D

Best wishes Rosie x