Saturday, 12 May 2018

Very easy (all-in-one) Marmalade Sponge Cake

When I've got oranges (or similar) that are just not quite nice enough to keep in the fruit bowl - I boil them up with some water and sugar, until the fruit is very soft, and make a sort of marmalade/compote.  I keep this in sterilised jars and use it - either like jam, or in cakes - this is the marmalade cake version.  

You can use actual bought marmalade (or apricot jam is very nice) - and it gives the sponge a very nice flavour.  Keeps well too.

180 deg. C - approx. 1 - 1.1/4 hrs. 
6 ozs. self-raising flour (or plain flour and 2 tsps. baking powder)
6ozs. sugar
6ozs. Flora (see pic) - make sure you use the 'baking' one
3 medium eggs - lightly beaten
3 tablespoons of marmalade or compote
1/2 tsp. baking powder and a pinch of salt. 

Mix all the ingredients together - dont overbeat - just till nice and smooth.
Pour into your greased or lined baking tin.
Check with a skewer (or listen in!) to see whether cooked through.
Cool - and eat!

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