A friend of mine told me about this recipe for Marmalade Pound Cake and forwarded the link to me. She said (and I quote) YOU REALLY HAVE TO TRY THIS!!!!
So I did. And am I glad that I did!
The timing was great because I had this half-full jar of orange marmalade!
But, I halved the recipe and reduced the sugar a little…
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon orange zest (1 large orange)
4 large eggs
40 ml orange marmalade
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease/butter and flour the baking pans (the original recipe makes 2 8×4-in loaf pans) – I made 5 mini-mini loaves and 5 big muffin sized cakes.
Beat butter, sugar, and orange zest together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the marmalade and vanilla.
Combine dry ingredients and stir into the batter. Mix until just combined.
Place batter into prepared pans and bake (original recipe specified about an hour, rotating midway). I baked mine at around 20 to 25 minutes.
I did not put glaze on my cakes, instead I mixed marmalade and hot water in equal parts and brushed the tops of the cakes with the mixture.
It was yummmmyyyyyy!!!!