Grapefruit marmalade cake

Grapefruit marmalade cake

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From
Slow
Serves
8-10
Photographer
Tara Fisher

Grapefruit’s unusual, sharp flavour works brilliantly in baking, and takes the edge off the sweetness. Orange marmalade works well, too. The added moisture of the marmalade means that this cake takes longer to cook than most, but it’s well worth the wait.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
200g soft butter, plus extra for greasing
450g self-raising flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
350g light soft brown sugar
6 eggs
250g pink grapefruit or lemon and lime marmalade
75ml grapefruit juice
3-4 tablespoons grapefruit juice
125ml milk
200g icing sugar

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C. Grease and line a 24cm diameter springform cake tin with baking parchment. Put the flour, baking powder and butter in a bowl and rub together with your fingertips to form a breadcrumb-like consistency.
  2. Stir in the sugar, then beat in the eggs, 75g of the marmalade, the 75ml grapefruit juice and the milk to form a thick batter. Pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 1 hour, until risen and golden. Check if the cake is cooked by inserting a clean skewer or knife into the centre – if it comes out clean, the cake is ready. If not, bake for a further 10 minutes and check once more. Allow to cool in the tin, then turn out onto a wire cooling rack.
  3. Meanwhile, sift the icing sugar into a bowl and add 3–4 tbsp grapefruit juice, 1 tablespoon at a time, to make an icing the consistency of double cream. Slice the cake in half widthways and spread the bottom half with the remaining grapefruit marmalade. Place the other half on top of it, then spread the icing over the top and allow it to drizzle down the sides. Leave the icing to set before serving.
Tags:
James Martin
Saturday Kitchen
slow cooking
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