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Saturday, 17 January 2015

Marmalade Cake..

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Last week, a big box of goodies arrived from Baking Mad, with an invitation to try out some of their recipes. There is just so much to choose from on the website and it all looks amazing - waffles for breakfast, anyone?

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I decided to give the Marmalade Cake a go. so got all of my ingredients together and dusted off my stand mixer. To begin with, I mixed the butter and brown sugar together, before adding the orange zest, marmalade and eggs. After that, I added the flour, baking powder and ground almonds, before pouring into a loaf-shaped tin.

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Despite making sure my over-zealous oven was set at a lower temperature than the recipe suggests, and covering the cake with foil, I still had to bring it out a little earlier than the instructions state. I do think this is more to do with my oven than the recipe, though. 

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I used the rest of the juice from the orange to mix up some orange icing which I drizzled over the top. I tried a slice, and the flavour was great. I took the rest into work the next day and it was gone in no time, so I think it's safe to say it was a success!

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Have you tried any new recipes lately?

11 comments:

  1. Im not keen on Marmalade itself, does it taste strongly of that? It certainly looks delicious! I'm a hopeless baker. Rarely happens!!!x

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    1. It does taste fairly orangey due to the marmalade and the orange.

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    1. It was a new one on me, but it was great.

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  3. Ooh I love Baking Mad and this sounds ace!

    Maria xxx

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    1. It's a great site - can't believe I'd never heard of it before.

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  4. Ooo that looks delicious! Never tried a marmalade cake but I do enjoy marmalade to this would suit me just perfectly! I baked my first Victoria sponge last week, i've been baking for years but never baked this firm favorite of mine!

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    1. Ooh yum, Victoria Sponge - such a classic!

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  5. I love the pastel-ness of your kitchen, so pretty! I'm planning on trying to make some ginger loaf cake this week if I find the time.

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    1. Aw, thanks! It's a bit of a mish-mash of things. Ginger cake sounds great.

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  6. Ooh I love the pairing of orange marmalade and almond. I also love all the pastel colours of your kitchen pieces. It looks similar to when I lived with my best friend at uni - everything was pretty and pink!

    It might be worth buying an oven thermometer if your oven temperature is a bit wonky...? They're fairly inexpensive. I bought one after changing cookers last year and it has helped me to get to grips with the new oven.

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