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Easy Orange Marmalade Cake

Easy Orange Marmalade Cake

So here’s to a new cake for you –  Easy Sticky Orange Marmalade Cake – which I always make in a loaf tin (I love a loaf cake) 

We love a cake at Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy HQ and it seems you do too! 

Trust me it tastes as good as it sounds!

The 2 most popular cakes on this blog are Cherry Madeira  and Freda’s Apple & Fruit Loaf  along with many others that I’ll pop around this post.

It seems that we all still love a slice of traditional cake on Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!

What I have realised recently is that we have nothing really that orangey on the blog do we? I know odd isn’t it?

I do have my lovely individual Clementine Upside Down Puds but that’s about it 

And they are more of a lovely little orange pudding.

Clementine Upside Down Puddings

So back to the Cake

But I’m talking full on cake here!!

So here goes, I thought I’d share with you my Easy Orange Marmalade Loaf Cake. I really hope you like it?!

Do you like Marmalade?

If you do,  you’ll love this, it certainly packs a marmalade punch in a cake form. It also looks so pretty with the orange slices along the top!

Easy Sticky Orange Marmalade Loaf


Marmalade Loaf Cake

So what actually is Marmalade? Well the official Wiki definition:

Marmalade is a fruit preserve made from the juice and peel of citrus fruits boiled with sugar and water.

The best-known version is made from bitter orange, but it is also made from lemons, limes, grapefruits, mandarins, sweet oranges, bergamots, and other citrus fruits, or a combination.

All I know is it really works so well in this cake! Can you see the lovely pieces of peel in the batter?


Easy Sticky Orange Marmalade Loaf

To serve your Marmalade Cake 

You can eat it warm with custard, ice cream or cream. Or you can let it cool completely and have it cold with a nice cuppa!

Not sure it’ll last very long in the cake tin as it’s so good!

Let me know if you try this lovely lovely cake.

I so love to get your comments, really I do

Thanks Clare x


  • 2 Oranges (one sliced thinly, one for zest and juice)
  • 50g Demerara Sugar
  • 175g Butter, at room temp
  • 175g Caster sugar
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 220g Self Raising Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 125g Orange Marmalade


  • 75ml Orange juice (see above)
  • 75g caster sugar

Preparation Method

  1. Pre-Heat the oven to Gas 4 / 180C
  2. Grease a 2lb / 900g loaf tin
  3. Sprinkle the base of the greased loaf tin with the Demerara Sugar
  4. Thinly slice one of the oranges – and place along the bottom of the loaf tin – slightly overlapping (see picture) – you probably won’t need all the orange
  5. Cream your butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  6. Add one egg at a time beating well, don’t worry if it curdles a little just keep mixing and add a tablespoon of the flour -Squeeze the remaining bit of orange juice and zest into your cake mix
  7. Then add the baking powder and flour, mix well
  8. Finally stir in the marmalade – mix through
  9. Pop mix into tin, smooth top and bake on the middle shelf for approx. 40 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean  – watch the top make sure it doesn’t burn – if it browns too quickly pop a piece of foil loosely over then top
  10. Whilst it bakes, make the syrup by pouring the orange juice and caster sugar into a pan and heat stirring until the sugar is dissolved – set aside
  11. Remove from oven and leave in the tin to cool slightly (10 minutes)
  12. Very carefully tip out onto a wire tray Leave to cool for a further 10 minutes
  13. Skewer the cake and drizzle the orange / sugar syrup over the top
  14.  Then enjoy warm with custard, cream or ice-cream or cold with a cuppa!


Julia Stuart says:
Thanks for amending recipe Clare. Definitely going to try this with some homemade marmalade ??
Phil in the Kitchen says:
Great classic style of cake. It sounds a delight to me. I love marmalade but I'm the only one round here and I'm still trying to use up the batch I made two years ago.
    Clare x says:
    Make loads of Cakes Phil!!! It's a nice cake but you do need to love marmalade X
Maxine says:
A delicious moist cake and so easy to make. Thanks. 😋🍰
    Clare x says:
    Oh great to hear Maxine - glad you liked it Cx
Anne says:
Tried this yesterday, instead of your cherry cake! (See recent comments under cherry cake!) Didn’t use the orange slices or the syrup as was short of time, but served with double cream poured over - delicious😋😃! Love the orange tang from the dark, chunky marmalade.
Anne Turner says:
Great recipe ! So easy. I made a syrup substitute by mixing icing sugar with the orange juice. Delicious ❤️
Linda Ray says:
This is a fabulous cake, easy to make and delicious
    Clare x says:
    Oh thank you xx
Helen says:
Going to try out sounds fab!