I read the other day that Marmalade Cakes originated here in Scotland and that the first Marmalade made with Oranges was made in Dundee in the 1700’s….before that it probably was a spread made with Quinces. In my 70’s recipe collection, that I found the other week, I have a Marmalade cake recipe which I will try out again and put on here if I’m happy with it, but today I made this one, which I made because Vicki is allergic to Oranges.
MARMALADE CAKE …with a twist (Lime and coconut)
1lb loaf tin …170C …I hour .... in middle of oven
200g SR Flour Pinch salt 115g Margarine or butter 30g desiccated coconut 2tsp boiling water 85g Caster Sugar The finely grated peel/zest of a lime 2 eggs 2tbs Milk 2-3 rounded tablespoons Lime Marmalade
Pour the boiling water over the coconut stir to moisten and set aside Add the grated lime to the eggs, milk and marmalade and whisk together …set aside Rub in the margarine to the flour and salt until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the sugar and then the coconut , rubbing gently for a few seconds, in between the additions so that they are well mixed. Finally stir in the milk mixture and as soon as the batter has formed , spoon into the lined loaf tin.
Cook for 1hour middle of the oven ….check at about 50mins if going a dark golden….mine was ready about 10 mins early today Always check to see if cooked with a thin wooden skewer .. Leave in the tin for 5 mins before removing it to cool on a rack .
While warm the top can be topped with a lime drizzle….Just dissolve a little caster sugar in the juice from the lime and brush it all over the top….I tend not to bother but it does enhance the lime flavour. My tin is a smallish 1lb tin so it just goes over the edge …I think I might try it in a 6” round cake tin next time. If you try this, I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Take Care xx
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