I remember as a kid, there was some cartoon that me & my sister used to watch. I don’t exactly remember what cartoon it was, but all I remember is that in that cartoon the main hero of the cartoon was totally in love with “Marmalade Cake”. That was a time when I had no clue what marmalade was. All I knew was Jam.
Last week I made some marmalade from scratch, and it turned out amazing!! Absolutely delicious! I will be posting the recipe for that really soon!
Once the marmalade was ready, I just had to make the marmalade cake. I did some net-surfing and came across this recipe that was published in the New York times. I tweaked it a little bit to make it eggless, and the end product was just fabulous! If you love oranges, this is THE CAKE for you. Have it with a cup of my Hot Chocolate Mocha. Perfect Spring time cake!
Orange Marmalade Cake
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup buttermilk ( I used 1cup milk and added 1 tbsp lemon juice to it, and allowed it to sit for 5 minutes)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda (baking soda)
- 1 tbsp orange juice
- Zest of 1 medium sized lemon (about 1/2 tsp)
- Zest of half an orange (about 1/2 tsp)
- 1/2 cup orange Marmalade
For the glaze
- 3 tbsp icing sugar
- 1 tbsp Orange juice
- 2 tbsp Orange Marmalade
- 1 tsp butter
- a drop of orange food colour (optional)
How to make it
- Cream the butter and sugar till light and fluffy!
- Add 1/3 cup of buttermilk and beat again till fluffy! Repeat again!
- Add the lemon and orange zest and mix well!
- Sift the flour, baking powder and the baking soda.
- Add to the butter mix!
- Mix the orange juice, marmalade and the remaining buttermilk and add this to the cake mix. ( if you want you can chop the peel pieces in the marmalade, I left them as such as it added to the visual appeal of the cake)
- Mix carefully using a spatula, just so that there are no lumps. (DO NOT OVERMIX)
- Pour into a greased cake tin and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 20-25 minutes or till a skewer comes out clean! It will have a rich golden coloured crust!
- Allow it to cool on a wire rack.
- Melt the marmalade in a saucepan. Take it off the flame.
- Add the butter and let it melt.
- As the butter melts, whisk in the juice, food colour and the icing sugar. Whisk well to get a smooth sauce.
While the cake is still a little warm, pour the glaze over the warm cake and allow it to drizzle down the sides. Let it stand for 2-3 minutes. Your cake is now ready to eat!