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.