A real treat of orange marmalade loaf cake, with sticky drizzle.
Sticky Orange Marmalade Loaf Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
This sticky orange marmalade loaf cake is quick and easy to make, packed with flavour and a real tea time treat.  Best made with homemade marmalade, but shop will do as well. Vegetarian.

Course: Baking
Cuisine: Baking
Keyword: Cake, Orange marmalade loaf cake
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 278 kcal
Author: Helen Best-Shaw
For the cake
  • 120 g unsalted butter allowed to soften
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 120 g plain flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp Seville orange marmalade
  • 2 tbsp milk
For the icing
  • 1 tbsp marmalade
  • 50 g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp warm water
For the cake
  1. Preheat oven to 160°C (fan)/ 320°F/gas mark 4. Butter a 15cm/6" loaf tin, and line with baking parchment/silicone paper. 

  2. Beat the butter with a wooden spoon or electric mixer until creamy.  Add the sugar and beat until the mixture lightens in colour and becomes fluffy

  3. Beat in the eggs. Mix together the flour, salt and baking powder well in a separate bowl, and add to the butter, sugar and egg mixture. Fold in the flour. Add the marmalade and milk, and fold in as well. 

  4. Spoon the mixture into the loaf tin  and spread.  Bake for about 50 – 55 mins until golden brown and firm to the touch, and when a cocktail stick is poked into the cake it comes out clean.    Allow to cool for 5 minutes then run a round blade knife round the inside of he tin and turn out onto a wire rack.   

For the sticky marmalade glaze
  1. Sift the icing sugar into a bowl, add the warm water and mix. Stir in the marmalade.  Spoon the mix over the cake, letting it run down the sides.  Leave to set before cutting. 

Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Sticky Orange Marmalade Loaf Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 278 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Potassium 36mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Sugars 24g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 8.7%
Vitamin C 0.7%
Calcium 1.9%
Iron 4.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.