When a little bird told me that it was National Marmalade Week this week (1 – 8 March) I immediately thought of my grandmothers Marmalade Cakes. As a child the cake stand would always come out when we visited and often there would be home made Marmalade and Butterfly Cakes on it. I know I ate them but they never really set my taste buds on fire so I decided, after an evening chatting on Twitter, that dark chocolate was what they needed. It seems that the chocolate and orange combo is exceedingly popular and is indeed one of the most searched for terms on my blog!
After a bit of experimentation with amounts of marmalade and chocolate I came up with these yummy Chocolate Chip Marmalade Cakes which have just the right amount of orange tang from the marmalade and icing made with freshly squeezed orange juice which contrast beautifully with the dark chocolate chips. The cakes are moist and gooey due to the addition of an added blob of marmalade on the cakes just before baking – perfect for your morning coffee or afternoon cup of tea.
When my kids got back from school they couldn’t wait to try my cakes and I’m pleased to say they went down very well as they don’t usually eat marmalade! They insisted on having a cake in their packed lunches the following day so I will definitely be making these again.
To see the recipe head over to Great British Chefs!