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55Total Time
15Prep Time
40Bake Time

Paddington's Marmalade Cake

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About the bake

Paddington Bear particularly enjoys marmalade in his cake as well as spread in his sandwiches. This is a really simple fruity marmalade loaf cake recipe which is great for the kids to bake along with. The tangy orange mixed with the sweet cake dough make for a great twist to any loaf cake. If you fancy a grown-up version, you can make our homemade whisky marmalade recipe to go into the cake. Treat yourself.

55Total Time
15Prep Time
40Bake Time


  1. 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. Step 2:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Step 4:

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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. Step 7:

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

  8. 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.


    • 150g Butter (unsalted) (softened)
    • 150g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 2 Egg(s) (free range) (large)
    • 75g Orange marmalade
    • 1 Orange zest (from 1 orange)
    •  Orange juice (from 1 orange)
    • 150g Allinson's Self Raising Flour
    • 100g Almonds (ground)
    • 1 tsp Baking powder (sifted)
    • 2 tbsp Silver Spoon Icing Sugar


  • Baking tin
  • Wooden spoon
  • Electric whisk
  • Cooling rack
  • Baking parchment

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