Marmalade Cake

If, like me you got carried away and made too much marmalade or still have lots left from last year why not make a marmalade cake.

A friend of mine picked up a flyer from Waterstones Bookshop for me with a recipe from  The Great British Bake Off: How to Bake. It is very easy, literally a sponge cake with three generous dollops of marmalade in it.

The recipe recommended a topping of warmed marmalade spread over the cake, covered with an icing sugar and water frosting. But as my children preferred the sound of the orange flower water version from a Nigel Slater sticky marmalade recipe, I did that one instead. 

The cake was absolutely delicious - even the children who HATE marmalade were holding plates out for a second slice. Next time I would like to try  the Nigel Slater cake to go with the frosting......

List of ingredients: 175g butter, caster sugar, and self-raising flour, 3 large free range eggs, baking powder, 3 tablespoons of Seville orange marmalade, 2 tablespoons of milk. Bake at 180C/350F/gas 4) for 50 minutes until golden brown and firm to the touch.

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