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Marmalade Chocolate Drizzle Cake

April 23, 2014

I love a low bowl count recipe and a cake that travels well. This is both of those.

When combining the yoghurt, eggs, oil and marmalade the BBC Food recipe said to whisk until light and fluffy but I was I was aiming to make the cake and be back in my seat before the cat moved, so I went for “a bit lighter and fluffier than if you’d just mixed it with a spoon”. I’m sure it’d be a lighter cake if you use more power but I do think that a moist dense cake is quite nice sometimes, so I’m planning to stick with this method for future incarnations.

Marmalade Chocolate Drizzle Cake

Marmalade Chocolate Drizzle Cake
adapted from a BBC Food recipe for Marmalade Yoghurt Cake

125g Greek yoghurt (I used Total’s fat free, but full fat would be fine too)
50ml/2fl oz vegetable oil
3 eggs
125g sugar (should be caster but I used granulated)
170g plain flour
30g cocoa
2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp marmalade (runny and chunky, preferably home made from mum!)

For the topping:
1 heaped tsp cocoa
3 heaped tsp icing sugar
1 tbsp marmalade
I also drizzled some white chocolate icing made with icing sugar from Sugar and Crumbs

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

Hand whisk together the yoghurt, vegetable oil, 2 tbsp marmalade and eggs until a bit lighter and fluffier than when you started.
Mix in the sugar, cocoa, flour and baking powder until just combined.
Spoon into a greased loaf tin and bake for about 45mins or until a skewer comes out clean.
While it’s still warm and using a very thin knife or skewer, make holes in the top of the cake.
Mix the cocoa and icing sugar together with a couple of tbsp water until dissolved. Check the sweetness and drizzle over the cake.
Finally brush 1 tbsp marmalade over the cake.
Leave to cool in the tin.

You could serve with Greek yoghurt with orange/lemon zest stirred through… or just a good brew!


Sunshine and Marmalade

2 Comments leave one →
  1. LondonKiwiEmma permalink
    April 23, 2014 9:09 pm

    Mmmmm, I don’t think I can keep reading your blog, it’s always just too delicious! (I’m joking of course, it would be like giving up chocolate…)

  2. April 30, 2014 10:45 pm

    Chocolate and orange is always a winning combination, especially if you can turn it into an almost healthy cake like this!

    By the way thank you so much for the lovely compliment you left on my last blog post. It made my day 🙂

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