Kids in the Kitchen – Lemon Marmalade Cake

Hello and welcome to this weeks kids in the kitchen.
Last week I was given a homemade jar of lemon marmalade and I was thinking of how I could use it in a cake. My favourite cake is Lemon Drizzle Cake and I know you can make Orange Marmalade Cake so I thought it would work with lemon marmalade too. The result was a sharp and tangy very moist cake. I added a drizzle of sweet icing which rounded off the flavour nicely.

I asked who would like to help me bake a cake and the Little Man and Boo jumped to the task. I’m afraid Star still isn’t feeling her best, but I’m sure she’ll be up and cooking again soon.

Last week just one person joined in with the Linky and that was the lovely Miss T from The Beesley Buzz who showed us how to make sausage rolls. Thanks for joining us and showing us that cooking can be tiring as well as fun, believe me, I’ve had quite a few tantrums in the kitchen.

Do come and link up your posts too. We love to see people cooking with their children, it’s such a fun and important thing to learn. It’s not always easy, I know, sometimes I find myself wondering why on earth I do it, especially when it generally means twice as much mess for me to clean up. I can’t wait until they are big enough to clean up too! It is so worth it though, my kids are always willing to come and give me a hand in the kitchen now, and Boo aspires to be a chef when she’s older. Details for linking up at the end of the post, in the meantime please enjoy our Lemon Marmalade Cake.

Lemon Marmalade Cake.


175g unsalted butter
175g caster sugar
175g self-raising flour
3 eggs
zest of 1 lemon
3 tbs lemon marmalade

1 tbs lemon marmalade
icing made from 3 tbs of icing sugar mixed with 2 tsp water


Cream together the butter and the sugar
beat the eggs and add half to the butter and sugar, when mixed thouroughly add the second half
fold in the flour
gently mix in the lemon zest and marmalade

put in a greased and lined 20cm cake tin
bake at 180C or gas mark 4 for 35-40 minutes until a skewer comes out clean

When cooked leave for 1/2 hour before turning out and leaving to cool

Make topping by warming up the lemon marmalade and spreading it on the top of the cake.
When marmalade has cooled drizzle the icing over the top, leaving bits of marmalade showing through.

The Little Man loves to crack the eggs and mix them.

Boo is the best mixer!

Lemon Marmalade Cake

If you would like to join then please link up your posts old or new below.

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  1. July 8, 2014 / 11:11 am

    This sounds delicious! Just no time for baking with kiddies at the mo I'm afraid – got a whole heap of end of term cupcakes to do….

    • July 8, 2014 / 12:37 pm

      you should get the kids to make the cupcakes 🙂 I generally do cupcakes for the end of the term but I've opted out this year, I'll be baking enough for Boo's birthday party the last week of term!

  2. July 8, 2014 / 10:00 pm

    That looks gorgeous. I'm not keen on orange marmalade, but love lemon drizzle cake, so I'd like to try this 🙂
    I shall hopefully bake with mine on Thursday when they're off school – and write it up asap 🙂

    • July 9, 2014 / 9:46 am

      yay, it would be lovely it you could join us, the linky is open until next Monday 🙂

  3. July 10, 2014 / 1:20 pm

    never heard of marmalade cake – will have to pinch daddy's marmalade and make some! Right now i'm in the middle of making some naan bread inspired by your kids in the kitchen post a few weeks back. Love the egg breaking video – it reminds me of the time D cracked an egg perfectly but then go distracted and threw the shell into the mixer (and into the cake mixture!!!) instead of into the bin. 'Mix eggs' is Miss T's fave job regardless of if the recipe needs eggs or not! Thanks for the lovely mention. x

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