Sensationally Sticky Orange Marmalade Loaf Cake


Prep time
10 mins
Cooking time
55 mins
Serves 8
120g softened unsalted butter (allowed to soften)
100g caster sugar
2 eggs (lightly beaten)
120g plain flour
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp Orange Marmalade
2 tbsp milk
50g icing sugar
Zest of one orange

Cooking Method

  1. Butter a 15cm loaf tin, and line it with baking parchment. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4.

  2. Beat butter and sugar together with an electric whisk until pale and fluffy.
    Whisk the eggs into the butter and sugar mixture.
    Sift the flour. Fold in the remaining dry ingredients – the flour, salt and baking powder.
    Fold in 3 tbsp marmalade and milk. Work gently to form a batter.
    Transfer the mixture to the loaf tin.

  3. Bake for around 55 minutes. Check after 40 minutes with a skewer. If the top has browned but the cake isn’t fully cooked, then cover it with foil.
    Allow cake to cool for 10 minutes. Sift the icing sugar into a bowl, add the warm water and mix. Stir in 1 tbsp marmalade. Spoon the mix over the cake, letting it run down the sides. Leave to set before cutting. Sprinkle over zest.

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