Marmalade Cake

An authentic Scottish recipe from
Keiller made marmalade in Dundee since 1797, and the Scots have tried to do many things with it - here is one !


- 8 oz self-raising flour (one cup flour with baking powder)
- 2 beaten eggs
- 3 oz caster sugar (three tablespoons sugar)
- 4 oz margarine (4 tablespoons)
- 1 drop vanilla essence / extract
- 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
- 1 teaspoon orange rind, finely grated
- 2 tablespoons milk
- pinch of salt


  • Sift the flour and salt into a bowl
  • Rub in the margarine till the mixture is fine crumbs.
  • Stir in the sugar and half the orange rind.
  • Add the eggs, marmalade, milk and vanilla.
  • Mix to a thick batter.
  • Grease a 6 inch round cake tin and add mixture.
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven at GasMark4/350F/175C for one hour and twenty minutes till brown.
  • Check with a skewer near the time until it comes out clean.
  • Sprinkle remaining orange rind on top and allow to settle for a few minutes before turning on to a wire rack to cool.

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