Marmalade Cake with Orange Icing

Hasn’t it been lovely to see blue skies and sunshine this past week, it is making me feel like slowly emerging from my blankety sofa and netflix cocoon and start to get back outside in the world. Oranges always seem to suit sunny days, so when I was deciding what cake to bake this week they sprung to mind, I also had a jar of marmalade in the fridge, almost full but heading for the end of it’s lifespan – so I decided to make a marmalade cake and top it with icing made with fresh orange juice.


slice of marmalade cake


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Marmalade Cake with Orange Icing
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A lovely orangey cake with fresh zingy icing.
Recipe type: Cake
Serves: 12 slices
  • 175g butter
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 75g orange marmalade
  • 1 large orange
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • FOR THE ICING: 100g icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of orange juice
  1. Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy
  2. Beat in the eggs 1 at a time
  3. Finely grate the zest of the orange, and add to the mix along with the marmalade
  4. Fold through the flour
  5. Pop into a deep 9 inch tin that has been lined and greased
  6. Bake at 180 degrees for 35-45 mins until a skewer comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool a little then remove from tin and pop onto a cooling rack until completely cooled down.
  8. To make the icing add the orange juice a little at a time until you have a smooth mix with a thick pouring consistency.
  9. Pour over the cake and smooth out towards edges, allowing a some to drip down the sides.

Iced Marmalade Cake


And it was really delicious, light and with a nice zing to the icing, subtler than lemon but fresh nonetheless. Perfect with a cup of something in the mid-afternoon, I even managed to enjoy mine in the garden for the first time since Autumn!

Love Miss Cisco XXX




  1. March 18, 2016 / 11:25 am

    Im not keen on marmalade cake but love sound of the Orange icing.

  2. March 18, 2016 / 11:51 am

    Ooh Sonya, this looks amazing! Love the photos too, I’m now sat here wanting cake. Loving your little print out too. Fab idea 🙂

  3. March 18, 2016 / 12:07 pm

    Fab recipe. I’ve never made a cake like this before. I tend to stick to Victoria sponge!

  4. March 18, 2016 / 12:10 pm

    Oh I’m a huge fan of lemon cake so will most definitely be making this too.

  5. March 18, 2016 / 9:30 pm

    Oh my goodness!! This is my kind of cake. I shall be trying this one out soon, it looks absolutely delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe 🙂

  6. March 19, 2016 / 8:57 am

    I don’t think I have ever tried maramalde cake but I need to

  7. March 19, 2016 / 10:01 am

    This sounds absolutely delicious!! I need to try it x

  8. March 19, 2016 / 3:41 pm

    I adore marmalade and anything with oranges in it, so this is definitely for me x

  9. March 20, 2016 / 1:26 am

    This sounds like a very tasty cake! Great flavours combined, I love baking so I will give this a try

  10. March 22, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    I really want some now, I wish I could bake so I could just head downstairs and whip some!xx

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