Marmalade cake

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We had Sophie and Alex around on Friday afternoon to play so I thought I’d better make a cake! Robin had some lovely vintage marmalade for Christmas in a hamper from Lynne and James so I thought I would use some of it and make a marmalade cake. This recipe is based on the recipe for “Thick Cut Marmalade Loaf with orange icing” in the Peyton and Byrne British Baking book.

Ingredients:
150g margarine/butter plus extra for greasing
150g caster sugar
50g soft dark brown sugar
zest of 2 oranges plus juice from 1/2 an orange (the rest of the juice can be used for the topping)
3 large eggs
75g orange marmalade
175g self raising flour

You will also need a 900g loaf tin

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 180 degrees and grease and line a loaf tin.

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Beat the butter/margarine and sugars in a large bowl until light and fluffy

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Add the orange zest and mix well. Crack eggs into a jug and beat then slowly add to the butter and sugar mixture beating until well mixed.

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Add the orange juice and marmalade and mix well.

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Sift the flour over the top and mix until just combined making sure there is no butter stuck to the bottom of the bowl.

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Spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and cook for 40-50 mins depending on your oven.

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Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10-15 mins. To make a sticky orange glaze heat a couple of table spoons of sugar, a dollop of marmalade and the remaining orange juice in a pan. Heat until thickened and sticky. Poke some holes in your cake with a skewer and then pour the glaze over the cake. You can either leave the cake in the tin to do this or put it on a plate or on a wire rack with newspaper underneath to catch the over flow.

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leave to cool then slice and eat!

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