Mrs Darlington’s Sticky Orange Marmalade Cake

Serves 8

Preparation 10 minutes, plus 30 – 40 minutes cooking time.

This is an excellent recipe to finish off any sunday lunch. This thick, sticky sponge served warm is divine served with creamy custard, fresh cream or ice cream.

  • Ingredients

  • Cake ingredients:

  • 250g of soft unsalted butter

  • 75g caster sugar

  • 75g light brown muscovado sugar

  • 150g Mrs Darlington’s Medium Cut Orange Marmalade

  • 225g plain flour

  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 4 large eggs

  • 2 tablespoons of Cointreau liqueur

  • Zest of an orange

  • Juice of half an orange.

  • Glaze ingredients:

  • 75g of Mrs Darlington’s Medium Cut Orange Marmalade

  • The juice of half an orange

  • 2 tablespoons of Cointreau liqueur.

Method to Success

Preheat the oven to 170 degs/gas mark 4/350degs F.

Butter a 24cm/8 inch square ovenproof dish. Line the bottom of the dish with baking paper and grease again.

Place all the ingredients for the cake into a mixer and beat until creamy. Scrape the cake batter mixture into the buttered dish making sure the top is smooth. Place in the oven and cook for 30 – 40 mins. To make sure the cake is cooked place a skewer into the centre and if it comes out clean the cake is ready. If it is not just give it a few more minutes in the oven and repeat the process.

Whilst the cake is cooling slightly, place the glaze ingredients into a pan and warm until melted together.

Turn the cake out onto a serving dish whilst still warm and drizzle the warmed glazed ingredients over the cake before serving.

Absolutely delicious served with thick, creamy custard.