Chocolate Chip Marmalade Cakes

National Marmalade Week, cupcakes, quick, easy, gooey, Jasper Conran glass cake stand, chocolate orange

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 โ€“ perfect for your morning coffee or afternoon cup of tea.

When my kids got back from school they couldnโ€™t wait to try my cakes and Iโ€™m pleased to say they went down very well as they donโ€™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!

National Marmalade Week, cupcakes, quick, easy, gooey,, chocolate orange

This calls for a cup of tea!

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  1. sofia s.

    i love them!

  2. Lisa Williams

    I am going to end up huge the amount of things I want to try from you recipes ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Camilla

      I have some low fat ones too LOL:-)

  3. tiggerific1973

    Oh I love marmalade!

  4. Jane Davies

    Yes I thought the same ! We could have a Paddington movie night with these ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Camilla

      Great idea:-)

  5. Paul Wilson

    Fascinating combination.

    1. Camilla

      Have you heard of the Chocolate Orange?:-)

  6. Anne Dalzell

    I tried these in honour of the new Paddington film and they are deeeeelicious!!

    1. Camilla

      Fabulous, so glad you enjoyed them:-) Did you see my Paddington set on instagram?

  7. Anne Dalzell

    I love baking but i’ve never made anything with marmalade. These might be nice to bake with my little boy.

  8. Carolyn Clapham

    Mmmm! I’ve just spent most of the day (my first day back after a fortnight’s holiday) making a big batch of marmalade. These will be a great way to use some of it.

    1. Camilla

      Oh definitely, enjoy:-)

  9. William Gould

    Just one word needed for this one – YUMMY!

  10. Maddy

    It’s always good to adapt a recipe & find you’ve improved it, even if it was Granny’s ๐Ÿ˜‰ LOL!

    1. Camilla


  11. Paul Wilson

    I’ve just made some marmalade, have to give these a go.

    1. Camilla

      Fab, do let me know what you think:-)

  12. Stephanie Coals

    Fantastic for afternoon tea or to have in stock for a treat every so often ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Ursula Hunt

    Making a batch for our May Day Fair

    1. Camilla


  14. glenn hutton

    These look fun… I think I will try these!

    1. Camilla

      Great, do let me know how you get on:-)

  15. glenn hutton

    These look amazing… I think I will try these!

  16. Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours

    These are lovely Camilla. Beautiful photo too!

    1. Camilla

      Aah, thanks Helen:-)

  17. Heather Haigh

    These look and sound lovely.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Heather, they didn’t last long here:-)

  18. Jo hutchinson

    so pretty and sound divine

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Jo:-)

  19. Gail Bennett

    These sound absolutely yummy ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, they are well worth making:-)

  20. olivia kirby

    These look worth a try, think the kids will like them.

    1. Camilla

      Mine did:-)

  21. Tracy Nixon

    We have the ingredients to baking today and to eat in the garden – hopefully – for the first time this year! Have a sunny weekend!

    1. Camilla

      Hope you enjoyed them and wishing you a fab weekend too:-)

  22. Victoria

    These sound great!

  23. Maya Russell

    Great recipe. Chocolate & orange is a delicious combination.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Maya, they do work so well together:-)

  24. Ursula Hunt

    Unusual recipe but bet their nice and moist

    1. Camilla

      Do you think? I think the Jaffa Cake got there before me:-)

  25. Claire toplis

    Looks amazing

    1. Camilla

      Aaw thank you Claire:-)

  26. Tracy Nixon

    Another delicious recipe to try this weekend! Thanks

    1. Camilla

      Do let me know how you get on:-)

  27. Paul Wilson

    Oh yes, definitely.

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