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Easy Marmalade cakes perfect for Paddington Bear

Easy Marmalade cakes

It was only after I made these marmalade cakes did I think of Paddington bear but hey I think he would totally love these cakes and wouldn’t get in trouble for sticky paws either.

Today the cake tin was hungry and I was in the mood for a bit of experimental cooking. Taking the good old basic fairy cake mix, adding spice, orange zest and marmalade and ta dah voila ‘Paddington Bear cakes’.

So I didn’t miss out I made these gluten-free so as usual yours will most probably look much better but I can say they are gorgeous not too sweet and got the big thumbs up from all the Over a Cuppa household who loved them.

I used a silicone mould that are bars but it is perfect to make 12 fairy cakes too. When ever I use silicone moulds always underneath put a good quality baking tray, makes all the difference.

Easy Marmalade cakes

So to make 12 of these gorgeous ‘Marmalade Cakes’ you need:

4.5oz/125g Softened butter or soft margarine

4.5oz/125g Castor sugar

2 Eggs lightly beaten

2 teaspoons of your favourite spice. I used ginger and nutmeg but mixed spice or cinnamon would be good too.

4.5oz/125g Self-raising flour or I used gluten-free plain flour with two tsp of baking powder

2 tbls of  marmalade heated in the microwave for 1 minute so make easier to mix in

Zest of an orange (optional for extra zestyness!!!)

To make Marmalade cakes you need too:

  • Preheat oven to 190ºC/375ºF/Gas Mark 5
  • Cream the butter/marg and sugar until light and fluffy
  • Gradually add the eggs and add 1 tbls of flour to stop it curdling
  • Fold in or lightly beat in the flour
  • Add the marmalade and orange zest  and mix in
  • Split between the 12 cases or like me put into lightly greased silicone moulds
  • Bake for 12 – 15 minutes or until golden and springy to touch
  • Allow to completely cool on a cooling rack

    These are perfect as they are, you could top with an orange icing if you like. It is also a cake that would be lovely as a pudding with custard. Really easy and perfect for Paddington Bear fans who don’t want to get sticky paws!!!

You may also like these Mini Victoria Sponge cakes



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2 Responses to "Easy Marmalade cakes perfect for Paddington Bear"

  1. These look yummy, I’m a huge Paddigton fan, we shared the same initials, til I married Mr A :)

    1. Ali says:

      I used to love Paddington Bear too :-) Have to say they were totally yummy and will baking some later the same time the potatoes are in :-) Strangely the marmalade added makes them feel much more wholesome and filling I am not sure why but hey… :-)

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