Marmalade Cake

Cozycakes Cottage: Marmalade Cake

I really shouldn’t turn the oven on in this heat, but this marmalade cake called out to me and I wanted to share it with you.  On went the air conditioner and oven, and out came this treat.

(watch the recipe video below)

I made a topping for this one and while it’s very good, if I have to choose, I opt for no topping since the cake has marmalade in it and is just right for tea.  I also use coarse-cut marmalade which I find has a stronger flavor so keep that in mind as well.  But do use the coarse-cut marmalade for the cake (I prefer Duerr’s )–you won’t regret it!  P.S. I always serve slice warm so that’s my suggestion for you! 🙂

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  Marmalade Cake

Marmalade Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert/Cake
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 3 tsp. orange zest
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 Tbsp. thick cut orange marmalade ( I use Duerr's )
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • OPTIONAL: For the topping: 2 Tbsp. marmalade, 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice, 1 tsp. orange zest
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Spray a 1 lb. loaf tin with Baker's Joy (or grease and flour lightly). Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. Cut butter into the flour mix ( I simply use a fork) until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add the sugar and orange zest. Stir in lightly beaten eggs, marmalade, milk and vanilla just until incorporated. Pour batter into loaf pan. Bake for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 to 10 minutes and remove from pan. OPTIONAL: Make marmalade as instructed below and pour over warm loaf.
  2. Marmalade topping: Place topping ingredients in a small bowl. Microwave for about 20 seconds or until you're able to easily whisk ingredients together. Pour over cake.


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19 thoughts on “Marmalade Cake

  1. I adore marmalade and I’m going to make this for a breakfast picnic. Quick question though, why crumble the butter with a fork and not just melt it? Since this is a cake/loaf and not something in which flaky layers are desired.

    1. Hi and thank you for stopping by–You could certainly melt it. In this particular loaf, I prefer the texture with the butter softened, yielding a more cake-like consistency (such as with creaming softened butter) whereas the melted butter can result in a more dense loaf as it does with banana bread for example. So, just a taste preference on my part. Hope you enjoy it!

  2. I love your recipes & don’t tell you every time. I have tried several & they were all delicious. I will definitely be trying this for the weekend. Thanks so much!!

    1. Lynn, that was such a nice comment to read. Thank you! I sometimes wonder if people are trying the recipes so it’s good to hear you’ve enjoyed them! You’re welcome, come back soon! 🙂

      1. I did bake it and it was wonderful-so moist-not too sweet-just perfect! I will be making it again + some of your other ones. I try to bake something every week-there’s only me & my husband at home now but my son enjoys them as well as my grandchildren. Thanks so much-this was delicious!!

        1. Lynn, I’m so happy to read this! Thank you for stopping by to tell me how it turned out for you. That’s also what I love about it–not too sweet, but just right. 🙂 Baking and sharing the product of your efforts is always a bonus–lucky son and grandchildren! Stop by again soon, Lynn! 🙂

  3. Also wondering where I can get Duerr’s marmalade. We have Kroger, Walmart as main grocers but it could be there & I never noticed it. Just wondering if it was something I needed to get from a special site-thanks!

    1. I usually get mine at World Market (Cost Plus World Market) because there is one in my neighborhood. Do you have one of those close by? It is much cheaper there than other places I’ve come across it. I saw it at a specialty store for double the price–yikes! Mine lasts a long time since it’s stronger than other marmalades as well. I have Ralphs (a Kroger store), but haven’t checked the specialty international section although I have not seen it in the regular jam/jelly aisle. Hope that helps a bit!

    1. Devi, thank youuuuuu! The videos are fun and I think I was needing to try something a little different. And thank YOU for watching xoxoxo!

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