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Marmalade Upside Down Cake Recipe | My Harry Potter Kitchen III (Recipe 30)

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This week, we've got another classic pudding recipe with a zesty twist!

This week we're moving onto Chapter Six of the Prisoner of Azkaban "Talons and Tea Leaves" where we find our next recipe:

"Pass the marmalade, said Hermione"

Looks like it's time to take on marmalade again!


Marmalade is back! Having previously tackled the classic orange marmalade recipe, and some Hogwarts House inspired alternatives - this time around I wanted to try infusing marmalade into a different recipe for a zesty kick


This easy Orange Marmalade cake is the perfect after-dinner treat, combining a sweet and zesty orange sponge cake with a tangy orange marmalade topping! As traditional marmalade recipes also use orange peel, I've used some in this recipe as a simple cake decoration too!

If you've been looking for an easy marmalade cake recipe follow this simple step-by-step recipe to learn how to make homemade marmalade upside-down cake with some zesty lightning bolt decorations!


Marmalade Upside Down Cake Ingredients

(serves 8-12)


For the zesty orange sponge cake recipe:

  • 170g (6oz) golden caster sugar

  • 170g (6oz) butter

  • 3 eggs

  • 170g (6oz) self-raising flour

  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • zest and juice of one orange

For the toppings:

  • 3-4 tbsp marmalade

  • peel of one orange

Orange Marmalade Sponge Cake Recipe Method:

  1. To begin, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy

  2. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add in the eggs one at a time, beating as you go

  3. Zest the orange before cutting it in half and squeezing out the juice. (Wizard Tip! Roll the orange on your worktop before you cut it to help release the juice)

  4. Add the flour, mixed spice, vanilla, orange juice and zest to the cake batter and stir through until well combined.

  5. Grease a loaf tin with butter and pour in the marmalade before decorating the bottom with the orange peel (Feel free to cut into lightning bolts for an added touch of magic!) - Remember it will be reversed when you flip the cake out!

  6. Pour the cake batter over the top and smooth over before baking in the oven at 180c (350F) for 35-40 minutes. You'll know it's ready when a skewer comes out clean.

  7. Ease the side of the tin with a palette knife and then flip out onto a serving dish.

It's as easy as that! If you plan on giving this Orange Marmalade Cake Recipe a go then be sure to send in your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #MyHPKitchen and tag me in them too - @BradBakes

I can't wait to see them!


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