A traditional Scottish cake, ideal for afternoon tea. This cake disappeared fast when I took it in to share at work - even a colleague said she "didn't like marmalade but that cake was great!"
Actually, I doubled the quantities and used a 2lb loaf tin - it had to go around a lot of people! Worked fine.
If you have a fan-assisted oven, preheat to 150 C / Gas 2 and bake for 55 minutes.
I made this with the addition of 1 tsp of orange essence (available from Sainsburys)to increase the orange flavour. The glazing of the top with marmalade with the addtional sprinkling of grated orange peel gave it a wonderful flavour. The texture was very good and it came out nicely moist. I doubled up the quantities and baked it for about 1hour 10 mins in a 8" tin and it created quite an impressive cake. Certainly make it again. - 31 Jan 2012
Very nice with a cup of tea. Very easy to make. Added loads (3 oranges) worth of orange rind, because i`m naughty like that! and used the juice from the oranges to make a orange sauce to pour over the cake. Delicious. - 04 Jul 2012
I made this cake for my boss for a business meeting. It looked great and there was none left for me so it must have been good!! - 18 Jun 2012