Monday, 8 February 2010

Orange Marmalade Cake


175g butter
Grated rind of 1 orange
2 heaped tbsp orange marmalade
55g chopped candied peel
90g chopped walnuts
75ml water
175g caster sugar
2 egg yolks
280g s.r. flour
2 egg whites


Butter a large cake tin,(18cm across).

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/ gas 4

Soften the butter and beat in the orange rind. Gradually add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks 1 at a time, adding a little flour after each addition. Stir in the marmalade, chopped peel and nuts and mix well. Add the water and fold in the rest of the flour. Fold in the stiffly beaten egg whites. Pour into the tin and bake in the centre of the oven for 1 1/4-1 1/2hrs.

Cool on a wire rack and store in an airtight container.

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