Marmelade & Almond Loaf Cake

marmelade and almond cake
Hello lovely, how are you?

How am I? Well if I’m honest I’m feeling a little out of step. It seems everyone I know is either spiralizing all their veg, making kale smoothies in their shiny new Nutribullet or whipping up some of some Ella’s sweet potato ‘brownies’ ( blurgh…mashed up sweet potato, dates and cocoa does not a brownie make! )

And here I am baking up a very old fashioned loaf cake. I feel a bit like I’m a doing a ‘Dad’ dance at a super hip discotheque…. I just typed the words discotheque for fudge sake!

I can’t help it but I seem to be drawn to these kind of bakes right now. Life is bonkers crazy most of the time and I find huge solace in a simple, honest and unfussy cake. No buttercream to make or crumb coat to hang about for. Bliss. And a bloody tasty end result to boot!

This was a huge hit the other day with m’colleagues….mere crumbs were left after it was hoovered up for elevenses. Proving that woman cannot live on kale smoothies and courgette pasta alone.


Marmalade & Almond Loaf Cake

150g Butter
125g Caster Sugar
100g ground almonds
3 Large Eggs
100g Self Raising Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
2 Tablespoons Marmalade ( I used Tiptree Orange & Tangerine )
1 Teaspoon Bojiyan Orange Oil

3 Tablespoons Marmalade

Preheat oven to 150C/ 170C fan.

Grease and line the base of a 19cm x 9cm 7 cm deep loaf tin. Or for ease use a paper loaf tin liner.

Beat the butter and caster sugar together until pale and fluffy. Beat in the almonds, eggs and marmelade.
Fold in the flour, baking powder and orange oil until fully combined.
Pour into the loaf tin and bake for 45mins-1hHr – cover with foil halfway through to prevent the cake from browning too much.

Gently heat 3 tablespoons of marmalade in a pan until melted and smooth. Brush onto the warm loaf.

Love lemony x


  1. I had a dream once I ate courgette pasta. It didn’t thrill me anywhere near as much as the photo of your cake does! 😀
    Cakes all the way!

  2. Where do find the orange oil? Is it essential? I do love an orange cake though, Konditor and Cook used to make an orange chiffon one, but now only do the lemon one.

    • lemo9809 says:

      I think I just bought mine from waitrose, however its not essential. I’m sure the cake will be plenty zingy enough without it!

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