Recipe: Marmalade Cake

My friends J and J make the most delicious marmalade. Just the thing for this quick and easy cake. I’ve had the recipe scrawled in my notebook for so many years I’ve no idea where it came from. It’s my Sunday afternoon “bung a cake in the oven” kind of recipe, no frills, no fuss just 8 slices of lovely cake in time for tea. Equally delicious cold, or serve it warm with a dollop of creme fraiche.


200g plain flour

1tsp baking powder

100g soft butter

75g soft brown sugar

2 large eggs

4 tablespoons marmalade ( a great way to use leftovers or use your favourite)


Put all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz for 15 – 20 seconds. Pour into a smallish loaf tin (lined) and cook at gas mark 5 for 40 mins to an hour (depends on your oven). It’s cooked when it has begun to shrink from the sides and a skewer comes out clean when pushed into the centre. Will keep for several days in an airtight tin –  but to be honest it never makes it to the tin in our house – unless I double the recipe and hide one before the family see it!

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  1. Boy oh boy, this looks incredible!!! I want to eat it right through my screen!!!


  2. I want to try this cake, but what does “bung a cake in the oven” mean? I know all the words in the phrase except for “bung.”


  3. Tracey Todhunter

     /  May 26, 2012

    It’s English slang for “put it in the oven”!!”


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