So I stayed in a wonderful woman house in Galway named Patsy, Silke of Corleggy Cheeses was also there! So I promised them dinner and dessert for one of the evening I was there. So I decided that they'd appreciate this cake. So..i've used 'so' alot in this post.
What you'll need:
for the cake
- 150g unsalted butter, softened
- 100g caster sugar
- 100g light brown sugar
- Zest of 2 organic unwaxed oranges, plus juice of 1 orange
- 3 large eggs
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 75g of whiskey marmalade
- 175g self-raising flour
for the icing
- Juice and zest of ½ orange
- seeds of ½ vanilla pod
- 100g or so of icing sugar
Preheat oven to 180°C/gas 4, Butter a 1kg loaf tin and line with baking paper.
Beat softened butter with both sugars in a large bowl till very pale and fluffy. Add orange zest and mix. In a jug crack in eggs break the yolks up a little with a fork. Slowly begin adding eggs to the butter mixture, beating till it's fulling incorporated.
Add the orange juice, salt and marmalade and mix very well. Sift flour over the top and mix just enough to combine. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl to make sure you've gotten all the butter. Give it one final mix and spoon into the tin.
Bake for about 45min. Remove from the over and allow to cool for 10min in the tin. Once removed from the tin leave to cool on a rack.
While it's cooling make the icing. In a jug, whisk together the orange juice, zest, vanilla seeds and icing sugar (about 1 tablespoon at a time till it's slightly thick)
Pour over the top of the cake and let it run down the sides.
...wrap it nicely and bring to Galway on a train the next day.