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Marmalade cake

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A delicious light, moist and perfect tea time treat that even Paddington bear would be jealous of.

Key Information

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  • Serves:12
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

  • 150g 5⅜ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
  • 150g 5⅜ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we like Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 2 2 Egg(s) (free range) large
  • 75g 2¾ oz Orange marmalade
  • 1 1 Orange zest from 1 orange
  • Orange juice from 1 orange
  • 150g 5⅜ oz Self-raising white flour (we like Allinson) Self-raising white flour
  • 100g 3½ oz Almonds (ground)
  • 1tsp 1tsp Baking powder sifted
  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Unrefined golden icing sugar (we like Billington's) Unrefined golden icing sugar

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, gas mark 4). Grease and lin the tin with baking parchment or use a ready make loaf tin case.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Beat the softened butter and sugar with a wooden spoon or an electric whisk until pale and fluffy.

    Ingredients for this step

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Whilst still beating, gradually pour in the beaten egg until well combined. Follow with the marmalade and orange zest ensuring it is thoroughly mixed in.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 2 2 Egg(s) (free range) large
    • Marmalade
    • 1 1 Orange zest from 1 orange
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Fold in the flour, ground almonds and baking powder into the egg mixtures until just combined.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 150g 5⅜ oz Self-raising white flour (we like Allinson) Self-raising white flour
    • 100g 3½ oz Almonds (ground)
    • 1tsp 1tsp Baking powder sifted
  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Stir in 1 tbps orange juice and spoon the mixture into the prepared tin. Spread out evenly and bake in the middle of the oven for 40 – 45 minutes or until when checked with a skewer it comes out clean.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Orange juice from 1 orange
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Remove from the oven, leave to cool in the tin on a wire rack. It is a moist cake, and may sink a little while it is cooling.

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    For the icing, mix together the sieved golden icing sugar and 2 tsp orange juice.

    Ingredients for this step

  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Once the cake has cooled to room temperature, carefully remove the baking parchment from the cake and drizzle liberally with the icing. Leave to set for 15 minutes.