Sunday, April 28, 2013

Easy Vegan Marmalade Cake

Marmalade cake. I found the recipe here and tweaked it just slightly.

I make this cake more often than any other simply because the recipe calls for marmalade. I’m a big fan of anything that uses up marmalade. That’s because Rob and I have a whole closet filled with the stuff. See, last winter we made a big batch of marmalade with our own kumquats and Rangpur limes, and though it’s delicious, we’ve had a bit of a hard time keeping up with it. There’s just so much of it! The best way we’ve found to make a dent in our vast supply is to bake this cake quite frequently. The recipe yields two 9-inch cakes, and I can use a whole jar of marmalade “frosting” the tops.

Easy Vegan Marmalade Cake


3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups orange juice
2/3 cup canola oil
2 Tbls apple cider vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp orange extract
Orange or kumquat marmalade to spread on top


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 9-inch round cake pans and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, mix the orange juice, oil, vinegar, vanilla, and orange extract. Then mix the wet and dry ingredients together. Pour the batter into the pans and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.

Let the cakes cool for about 20 minutes, then turn them out of their pans onto cooling racks. Heat the marmalade in a pan on the stove to melt it so it will spread better. Top each cake with melted marmalade.

I had some marmalade cake by the vegetable garden last Saturday morning. This cake makes a good breakfast.

No, this picture doesn't have anything to do with cake. It's just a birdbath with a Rev d'Or rose floating in it.


  1. The cake looks delicious, and the beautiful rose is a perfect topper.

  2. That cake sounds so easy. I love the pix of the cake in the garden.

  3. That cake does look delicious as Sweetbay said. I think I'll give this a try, although I'll have to buy some marmalade as I don't have a closet full of home made. :-)

    I had Rev d'Or once upon a time and loved her. The color is like some antique lace.

    Have a lovely week ~ FlowerLady

  4. Your garden is just breathtaking. You must adore spending time out there. The cake looks absolutely delicious! I have not yet tried kumquat marmalade but was actually thinking of making some this year. When I do I'll have to try this! :)

  5. This looks like a perfect spring time cake . . . to be enjoyed in your beautiful garden.

  6. The cake looks very yummy! Oh, and to eat a piece of it in the midst of the garden! Absolutely lovely!

  7. This sounds so delicious! And it's really pretty, too. I like that it's vegan!

  8. Your cake looks delicious. Love the photo of your garden pathway. Looks like a lovely place to have breakfast and enjoy the morning.

  9. Yum! I'll have to try that recipe as my mum made us a big batch of orange marmalade last winter. And as we're headed into another winter in a few weeks, I'm sure there will be more marmalade appearing on the shelf.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Have a great weekend.
    Dotti :)

  10. Oooo, Leslie! the cake looks good. So does your lovely place. I will have to try this recipe, only with gluten-free flour.

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