I found this cake over at Two Spoons. It tickled my fancy for a few reasons. We were going out of town and had let our supply of fresh produce dwindle. We were entertaining, but didn’t want to leave half a leftover cake with our dog sitter. (She may not have minded, but still.) This little guy was the perfect size for four people. Finally, it was a perfect way to use up a jar of marmalade from a batch that didn’t set. One more jar down. Our liquid marmalade has already gone in cookies, over pork and even in breakfast martinis.
For the cake, my only change was the glaze. Since we didn’t have cream and didn’t want to buy groceries before our trip, I made a glaze with 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup marmalade, a pinch of nutmeg and juice from half an orange. Basically, I just brought the ingredients to a simmer and reduced the mix until it was a nice thick syrup, then poured it over the cake still warm.
Two Spoons, the brainchild of Zo Zhou who’s in Christchurch, New Zealand, has inspired me before and her blog is always fun to visit.
Yum! This looks amazing!!
Naww, thanks! Glad you enjoyed the cake! I’m really getting into making really small batches of cakes etc. since I get bored so easily haha. Have a great weekend 🙂
But next time . . .
Make a bigger cake
And leave 1/2 for me.
The Dog Sitter
I put the kettle on for the tea. The cake is so tasty looking. Will have to check out Two Spoons.
Yeah I saw that, good blogger that Zo ;-).
This cake looks amazing! I love ginger, mmm want to try this 🙂
Such a perfect sized cake! It sounds like it’s super moist, too. I love NZ so much, so I’ll be checking out her blog!
Your dogsitter obviously reads your blog! I love marmalade on cakes, more so than on toast. Yum!
In fairness, we did cook her a nice meal the night before!
Poor dog sitter 😦 Actually I love that this cake is not so big, perfect for 2 (twice over!),
WOW! Can I eat all of them 🙂 Thank you dear Rufus, Have a nice weekend, with my love, nia
This is the first [yes first!!] blog post I’ve read after 4 weeks away from WordPress. Oh my that picture did not fail you. It looks / sounds bloody amazing! Looking forward to catching up with my favourite food blog
I was thinking of you the other day, saw an article on Slate about how “Britishisms” are quite common in American language now, even though Brits complain they’re speaking too much like Americans. Can’t wait to hear about the trip.
Loooove the sound of this and great idea to make smaller cakes. More variety!
Thanks for introducing us to Two Spoons – gorgeous blog. This is a great looking cake and a wonderful improvised glaze. I like working with what’s available in the house. It makes so much sense. Your guests must have loved dessert!
this sounds sooo delicious
I really like smaller desserts as leftover either go home w/ my guests or tempt me daily! An this definitely would be a temptation! I don’t have homemade jam but I’m going to make it regardless!
Thanks for linking to Two Spoons – her veggie carbonara looks amazing! I like the way she thinks. 🙂
She’s got a great blog!
Thanks for the recipe. we are going to try this with orange marmalade.
yum, but i am going back for the marmalade recipe, i love marmalade! c
Mmm, I’ll need a decaf with that please, unless there is enough for breakfast, then regular with plenty of cream … oh, sorry I thought I was ordering at a bed & breakfast for a second.
That’s making me hungry…and I already ate!
Thanks for the intro to Two Spoons!
This looks incredible and the glaze you “invented” really tasty but I thought you said there was enough for 4 people. Where are the other 3 cakes?
You two are amazing! You keep outdoing yourself!
That glaze sounds pretty delicious. Great substitution.
Aaah, I thought something seemed familiar – I was looking at that a while ago. It truly looks like a beautiful cake, and your incarnation looks fabulous Greg! Loving the smooshy end bits… yum!
Oh wow, what an amazing photo! Thanks for sharing this, it looks great.
I can almost taste it – seriously almost taste it. Mouth watering…
This glaze is heavenly! I can almost taste it. 🙂 Oranges and brown sugar…wow!
I dragged out about 1.5 litres of my runny marmalade yesterday (in various jars). They were bugging me and taking up space of where the ‘the good stuff’ goes. So, I need to make a cake, cookies…actually hide it in anything I can, and soon. As now they are bugging me sitting on the bench reminding me they are runny and inferior!
I love Zo Zhou’s blog as well. Great recipe that looks so moist and that glaze looks something that I wanna lick on my fork.
Lovely cake! I have to remember this is a great way to use marmalade (or maybe a jam…). Although probably I would first test your breakfast martini 😉 I have to go and visit Two Spoons.
Oh my, this looks wonderful. I am sipping tea right now and could do with a slice of this cake.
that looks amazing!!!
Liz was just looking over my shoulder when reading this post and we both went uuummmmmmm. 🙂
lovely! another to add to my marmalade recipes pile.
YUM! and I love the fact that it is small
Okay you’re definitely introducing me to something new because I’ve never heard of ginger marmalade cake before and I must say I’m intrigued. Very nice.. maybe a new holiday cake for my family.. who knows 🙂
I have never had this cake before either, but it sounds good to me. If it is sweet, I will like it!
It can be so fun catching up… This is a wonderful picture and the cake looks incredible! Ingenious of you the way you make the glaze. I love the size it is perfect….RaeDi