This Marmalade Cake is Our New Favorite Dessert

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Treat yourself to a delightful burst of citrus flavor with this tempting marmalade cake! Bursting with the zesty tang of orange marmalade and infused with a moist, tender crumb, this cake is a perfect accompaniment to your morning coffee or afternoon tea. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, this simple yet irresistible recipe is sure to become a favorite in your repertoire of sweet treats.


  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup of orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan or line it with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until well combined. Stir in the orange marmalade, buttermilk, vanilla extract, and orange zest until smooth.
  3. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and spread it evenly.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. While the cake is baking, prepare the glaze. In a small saucepan, heat the orange marmalade and water over medium heat until melted and smooth.
  5. Once the cake is done, remove it from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then, transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely. Drizzle the warm glaze over the cooled cake, allowing it to drip down the sides. Slice and serve this delicious marmalade cake as a delightful treat for any occasion!