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Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Marmalade Cake

Well as I stated in my previous post, Rosie is back, oh yes, armed to the teeth for combat with whisks, spoons, bowls etc at the ready to bake and share with you! I am absent the combat jacket I must add *giggle*.....


I adore citrus flavours as much as chocolate *oh the words citrus and chocolate send my taste buds into salivating ecstasy*. Peeking out at me from my kitchen shelf was a jar of wonderful homemade marmalade just waiting to be used! So here I present you a moist sponge cake with orange flavours running through each bite, which take you on a journey of tantalisation for your taste buds. Enjoy!



Marmalade Cake


Ingredients
Cake
175g (6 oz) self-raising flour, sifted
175g (6 oz) softened butter
175g (6 oz) soft brown sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten
Grated zest of 1 orange
Juice ½ orange
2 tbsp thin-cut marmalade

Icing
200g (7 oz) icing sugar, sifted
Juice of 1 orange
Orange edible food colouring (optional)
A few sprinkles (optional)

Method


Grease and line with baking parchment a 900g (2 lb) loaf tin. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan160°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.

In a mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add a little of the egg at a time until all incorporated and beaten well in at each addition. Beat in the orange zest then add the orange juice and marmalade and stir through thoroughly. Fold in the sifted flour gently folding through to combine thoroughly.

Spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and level the surface off with a spatula. Place into the preheated oven to bake for 40 – 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Lave to cool for 5 – 10 minutes in the tin before removing to completely cool on a wire rack.

To make the icing; add the sifted icing sugar a little edible orange food colour (optional), and enough orange juice to make a spreadable icing for coating the top of the cake. Spread over the top of the cake and add sprinkles if using.

Lastly enjoy!



57 comments:

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

That looks SO good!
We made ginger and orange marmalade last year, I used some in a cake, if you like ginger and orange, yummy.
Happy Burns Night to you and yours too. x

Maria said...

Rosie, this is definitely my kind of cake. I adore citrussy cakes, especially marmalade! Welcome back, I'm sure everyone will agree you've been sorely missed.

Maria
x

Lisa said...

Welcome back! Both cakes look delicious.

natalia said...

mmm this cake certainly is wonderful !!

Cakespy said...

Wow--you really are back with some sweetness! This marmalade cake looks wonderful. The icing is just gorgeous!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I made such a cake once and it was delicious! Yours looks really good...

Cheers,

Rosa

Ingrid said...

MMMM, that looks wonderful! Love that you always put on plenty of frosting & icing!!!!

Btw, thank you VERY MUCH for your kind and thoughtful comments. I do appreciate!
~ingrid

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm glad you're back!

Jules said...

Good to see you back :) I have a small amount of marmalade sitting in a jar and this cake would be a great reason for using it up.

Beth said...

The topping looks fantastic. Sounds yummy

tartasacher said...

Hello dear Rosie:

Also New year for you. Delicious marmalade cake. Thank you for your lovely comments.

Best regards

Sally said...

Rosie, I must make this but the size of the tin confuses me. Can you give the size in inches please. I am sure I have something that would do it. Thank you.

Coby said...

You know the way to my heart Rosie! Orange is higher up on my list than even lemon in cakes:) Not sure what it is, but that is the way to go for me:):) Your cake looks beautiful and a great new begining!! YUM.

Maria said...

That cake looks too pretty to eat! Love the icing Rosie and the orange flavor sounds delicious. The perfect snack cake for my afternoon coffee/tea!

Grace said...

what a unique cake! and if i'm being honest, that icing/glaze/gooey mound of deliciousness makes me weak in the knees. :)

J.Danger said...

Oh Rosie this looks absolutely delicious! The icing looks so pretty! I am going to try this one myself, I love marmalade! THen, I am going to stop reading your blog until I have this baby!


yea right!

Namratha said...

Ahh, Chocolate and Orange, as I always say...a match made in food heaven :D Looks delicious Rosie!

Passionate About Baking said...

Welcome back sweetheart. I do hope you are feeling a lot better! It's good to have you back...& sweetly so. The cake looks moist & delicious; anything citrus makes me feel happy too!

Ann said...

Yummy yummy bake..just fallen for Rosie..

Aparna said...

I really like maramalade, probably because its not very sweet. :)

I also made a cake like this (without the icing) and know its good. Of course, it looked no where as good as this one.

Vij said...

Moist n perfecf! yummy.

sowmya said...

wonderful cake..will try it sometime..

Magnolia Wedding Planner said...

Rosie dear! wow this cake looks delicious and I adore citrus too! triple wow!! :-D how are you sweety? I hope everything is fine and I wish you a wonderful new year! a big kiss
Silvia

Ivy said...

Welcome back Rosie. It's nice to see you back on the battlefield. Your cake and icing look scrumptious.

Happy cook said...

Yummy yumm cake rosie. I had heard so much about this marmalade cake.
Looks so morrish.

Anne said...

That looks delicious Rosie, though I have to admit I originally saw it and thought ooh custard on cake! I am a custard fiend though!

Orange icing sounds lovely, have bookmarked :)

Faery said...

Oh Rosie I am so sorry that you were sick :( but thanks God you are back and healthy and ready to confront the kitchen utensils, I am so glad for that because we are the beneficiaries of that confrontation he he he :9 yummm
This cake looks Delicious.
By the way I am looking for your chilli jam recipe

glamah16 said...

You have been busy back in the kitchen. Good to see this!

Maria said...

The cake looks fantastic! I love the topping drizzling down!

Jeena said...

I love marmalade Rosie and you used your homemade one too yum. :-)

Bridgett said...

The frosting is what is calling to me. It just looks so decadent and what a gorgeous color.

farida said...

Rosie, this is a great recipe. I love loaf cakes and this yours sounds pretty interesting with the addition of marmalade. I am saving it. Thanks for sharing. Happy belated New Year to you!

Antonia said...

So pleased that you are back, Rosie. I hope your back doesn't give you too much more trouble - you really have had a bad time with it.
THis cake is right up my street. Like you, I adore citrus and would love to sink my teeth into a slice of this!

Donna said...

Oh YUM!!! This looks DELICIOUS!! Hope you're feeling better Sweetie!!hughugs

Dee said...

Ooh, this does look good! I'm going to try this with my homemade grapefruit marmalade - once my wedding cake hell is behind me! Do you think grapefruit juice would render the cake too bitter?

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

This cake looks very exciting - now I have a Marmelade cake to make as well. Have never tried one before.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Hi Rosie
The marmalade cake looks perfect to me and very nice pictures..surley you are armed to the teeth for combat with whisks, spoons, bowls etc and ready to bake and share...welcome 2009.

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

I wonder how good this would be with key lime marmalade..... :P

Anna said...

That cake looks so good. I'm drooling now.

David Hall said...

Rosie, I swear your cakes get better! Do you do mail order?

Cheers
David x

JillyB said...

It's great to see you back. I love the look of the cake and the icing is so pretty.

Gloria said...

Dear Rosie, look wonderful I really love it!! Gloria

Margaret said...

I've always loved marmalade cake and yours looks delicious.

Lore said...

I love citrus flavours very much, this days even more than chocolate :).
The icing looks like a million bucks and I bet the cake tasted great.

RecipeGirl said...

My husband is absolutely mad for orange marmalade and would love this cake. Perhaps a surprise is in order!

Joanne said...

I was wondering about using marmelade in one of my cake "inventions" but didn't know how the rind would fare with peoples texture preferences. Has anyone had a problem with it or is is all a matter of how much you use?

Cakelaw said...

Oooh, lovely - I love marmalade. My last marmalade cake using a Nigel Slater recipe sank dreadfully - I will try yours and see how I go.

Gigi said...

This looks good! I have never tasted a cake like this before. I just have to get a hold of orange marmalade. :-) YUMMY!

Dhanggit said...

this looks absolutely delicious! i cant wait to try, i have a marmalade sleeping in the fridge! i love the frosting on the top too! yummmmy

Ruth E said...

This looks so good.... check out that icing! Yummmmmmm

Desmone007 said...

Wow that cakes looks amazing...as usual you have another great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

n33ma said...

I love marmalade and this is so beautiful and moist.

Joie de vivre said...

What a lovely loaf! This is my first time on your blog and I must say, I enjoyed it!

Rosie said...

Thank you, thank you everyone for all your lovely comments.

Hi Sal measured my loaf tin - Length 9 inches - 23cm
Width 5 inches - 13 cm
Dept 2 inches - 5cm

I hope this helps sweetie :)

A huge warm welcome to anyone's first time here - it’s lovely to *meet* you :0)

Hi David, if only ;0) I would be in sweetness heaven!!

Hi Joanne, my peel in my marmalade was quite soft but as you rightly say it is personnel preference...

Hi How To Eat A Cupcake, Oh my oh my *Yummy -slurp* Key Lime Marmalade would be perfect!!

Hi Dee, I'm always game to try new things out and homemade grapefruit marmalade sends a wonderful *suck in the mouth* deliciousness to me. I adore sour as much as sweet ;)

Hi Farey, the chilli jam is under the post "Monday, 5 January 2009
http://rosiebakesapeaceofcake.blogspot.com/2009/01/chilli-jam-for-chilly-day.html
Chilli Jam For A chilly Day"! Enjoy :0)

Also thank you all for all your kind wishes in my latest illness with my back.

Hugs and best wishes to you all!

Rosie x

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

I've never had this before, but it sounds awesome! I love the colors too! This would be a great dessert to submit...although I have to admit I am partial to that pound cake!

Amy Jemima said...

Looks great! I have a jar of pink grapefruit marmalade, and you've given me just the recipe I need to use it. Thanks for sharing!

Ruth E said...

Hey, I made this today - blog post appearing tomorrow