Marmalade Gingerbread Recipe

Marmalade Gingerbread Recipe

Marmalade Gingerbread

A simple no fuss cake with a minimum of preparation, this Marmalade Ginger Cake is a great traditional tea time favourite.


Prep Time ~ 15 mins Cooking Time ~ 40-50 mins
Approx Cost ~ £1.80 Difficulty ~ Easy
Freeze ~ No Serves ~ 8-10

Tip ~ You could decorate this cake with glace icing and grated zest of an orange for a special occasion.


75g / 3oz butter

150g / 5oz golden syrup

225g / 8oz marmalade

225g / 8oz self raising flour

4 tsp ground ginger

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 egg, beaten

2 tbsp milk



  • Preheat an oven to 170C, Gas mark 3.
  • Butter the sides of a 20cm / 8 inch cake tin and base line with greaseproof paper.
  • In a saucepan melt the butter, golden syrup and marmalade on a medium heat, stirring to combine. Allow to cool for a minute.
  • Sieve the flour, ginger and cinnamon into a bowl. Add the beaten egg and the milk to the slightly cooled mixture, and pour this into the dry ingredients, folding it in to combine.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and place in the preheated oven. Cook for 40 - 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then remove to a rack.