Lime Marmalade Cake

Lime Marmalade Cake

Some of you might remember just over 12 months ago I found myself with a massive stash of limes, and consequently a huge batch of lime marmalade on my hands.   The good news is that the stocks are starting to dwindle, but there is still a few jars lurking in the back of the pantry.  I’m starting to tire of marmalade on my toast in the mornings, and generally err towards the savoury for breakfast over the sweet, so when I saw this recipe it looked like an appealing way to use up some of the marmalade.

This recipe is very simple to follow, really doesn’t need any fancy tools or equipment and the result is delicious.  The cake is light and moist and zinging with citrus from the lime zest and the marmalade that eeeks into the cake.  To be honest, I may find myself making the cake again, and skipping the marmalade syrup over the top.

Make this with any flavoured marmalade that you might have in your kitchen as I think the flavour would be divine as orange (what the original recipe was made of), ruby grapefruit or lemon.

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Lime Marmalade Cake

based on a recipe found on taste.com.au

  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup greek style yoghurt
  • grated rind of 2 limes
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 5 tbl sp. lime marmalade, melted with 1 tbl sp. hot water

Lime Marmalade Cake

Pre-heat the oven to 180c.  Grease and line a 13cm x 23cm loaf pan.

Lime Marmalade CakeIn a large mixing bowl, sift the plain flour and baking powder.

Lime Marmalade Cake

To this add all the remaining ingredients except the marmalade and combine well until a smooth batter.

Lime Marmalade Cake

Pour into the baking tin and bake for approx 45 minutes or until a skewer returns clean from the loaf.  Once cooked, remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool slightly in the tin for a few minutes.

Lime Marmalade Cake

Then turn the cake out onto a cooling rack, making sure you have a baking tray underneath.

Lime Marmalade Cake

Skewer the cake all over the top and then pour the marmalade mixture over the cake and allow to cool completely.

Lime Marmalade Cake

Serve with a dash of double cream as a lovely dessert.

Lime Marmalade Cake

Happy Baking & Happy Eating,

Leah

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. thehungrymum says:

    this looks so moist & yummy. I love citrussy cakes.

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    1. Leah says:

      Thank you, it definiately was. I’m the same as you, love citrus full stop, but there is something about mixing in with the sweet that is a special alchemey. 🙂

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  2. bitsofnice says:

    Ooh this sounds so delicious

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    1. Leah says:

      Thank you, it was gorgeous, and so easy to make.

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  3. I love the simplicity of the recipe. This is a lovely cake and really like the idea of your marmalade topping. And most definitely…a splash of double cream. 🙂

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    1. Leah says:

      I can’t quite believe how easy it was. No electric mixer required on this one which was a bonus. And yes the cream is the perfect contrast. 🙂

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  4. ohlidia says:

    Love cardamom in cakes and breads. That glaze sitting atop your cake… priceless!

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    1. Leah says:

      Thank you. I love cardamom too and it added that extra element in this cake which I loved. The glaze, so simple you could do it on anything 🙂

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