Orange Marmalade And Almond Cake

Orange Marmalade And Almond Cake


  • 100 g (3½ oz) breadcrumbs
  • 225 g (8 oz) caster sugar
  • 150 g (5½ oz) ground almonds
  • 2½ tsp baking powder
  • 300 ml (½ pt) light olive oil
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tbs Duerr’s Orange Marmalade
  • 1 orange, zest and juice
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 1 tbs Golden Syrup
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 1 orange, sliced thinly
Recipe courtesy of Duerr's.

January is one of the best times to buy your oranges.

Which makes it a peak time for the “Friend” to bring you this Orange Marmalade And Almond Cake recipe!

Plus, our hometown of Dundee has a long history of producing marmalade (and jute, jam and journalism). You can find out a little more about that here.

On with the recipe!


  1. Grease and line a 20 cm (8 in) spring-form cake tin.
  2. Mix the breadcrumbs, caster sugar, almonds and baking powder together in a large bowl.
  3. Beat in the oil, eggs, a tablespoon of the marmalade, and the zest of the orange and lemon.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and put into a cold oven.
  5. Turn oven to 190 deg. C., 375 deg. F., Gas Mark 5 and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Cover the cake with foil if it starts to get too dark. Cool for 5 minutes and turn on to a plate.
  6. Make the syrup by heating the orange juice with half the lemon juice, the golden syrup, remaining orange marmalade and the cinnamon stick. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the cinnamon stick.
  7. Pierce the cake all over using a skewer and spoon over the syrup.
  8. To make the caramelised orange slices, heat a tablespoon of sugar with a tablespoon of water in a frying-pan. Heat over a medium-high heat until bubbling. Drop in the orange slices for 2 to 3 minutes and then remove and leave to harden before placing on the cake.


Imagine sitting down to a slice of Orange Marmalade And Almond Cake with your next cup of tea!

And maybe a copy of “The People’s Friend”?

Our mouths are watering already . . .

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