#36 Marmalade Cake {Baking Bible Challenge}

I don’t actually like marmalade, but I thought surely one tablespoon of it in a cake can’t be too overpowering can it?

Luckily I was right! To be honest, I don’t think you’d know this cake had marmalade in at all, it just seems like any other fruity loaf cake to me. The recipe gives the option of topping the cake with either warmed marmalade or caster sugar, and I opted for the sugar.

I’ve been pleasantly surprised by all the fruit cakes I’ve made so far as part of this challenge; before I would have said that I definitely am not a fruit cake person, but you know a cake with fruit in does not a fruitcake make! This cake is not dark and it’s not heavy and you can still taste cake between all the fruit.

Oh, and by the way, this cake has cherries in it and although as always Mary tells you to quarter, wash and thoroughly dry them, after consulting my mum following a previous recipe, I did not wash my glace cherries, I simply chopped them and dumped them in along with the other dried fruit. And you know what? I think the fruit distribution in this cake is pretty good.

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    Vickie Rich
    April 17, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Yum! I think you made the right decision with the caster sugar and the cherries. I wonder how this would fare with lime marmalade (my fave)?

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    Jess Eliot
    April 17, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    I think it would definitely work with lime marmalade!

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    Carie
    April 18, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    I think sheer laziness is always going to make me follow your Mum rather than Mary when it comes to cherries! It looks like a great cake!

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    Vickie Rich
    April 18, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Then I'm definitely going to give it a go. πŸ™‚

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    www.mummyofboygirltwins.com
    April 19, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Yum!! Love the look of this although I am not sure mine would look that good. Maybe you could send me a piece πŸ˜‰ Jess x

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    Katy F
    April 19, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    I have not had marmalade in YONKS! This looks yummy! xx

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    Jess Eliot
    April 20, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    It's always good when the low-effort route actually works better!!

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    Jess Eliot
    April 20, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Ooh, do let me know how it goes Vickie!

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    Jess Eliot
    April 20, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    If only you were nearer Jess you could pop in for tea and cake πŸ˜‰ x

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    Jess Eliot
    April 20, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Thanks Katy, the marmalade flavour in this is subtle, but it's definitely yummy xx

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