Ginger & Marmalade Cake from Varrie Murray, a Twitter friend

Ginger & Marmalade Cake from Varrie Murray, a Twitter friend

Recipe by Varrie MurrayCourse: Sweet TreatsCuisine: BritishDifficulty: Easy
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We met the author of this recipe, Varrie Murray, on Twitter (@v65ify) and when she posted the above image of her Ginger & Marmalade cakes, I wanted to reach out and have a slice. Sounds like such a ‘warming’ cake.


  • 2 large eggs

  • 240g caster sugar

  • 350ml oat or full fat milk

  • 240ml vegetable oil

  • 460g plain flour

  • 6 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 dessert spoon dried ginger

  • 100g thick cut Marmalade

  • 75ml runny honey

  • 100g crushed walnuts


  • Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4 (or a medium temperature). Line your cake or loaf tins
  • Beat the egg in a mixing bowl and mix in the milk and vegetable oil. Add the sugar and whisk until sugar has dissolved. Add marmalade and honey and whisk.
  • Sift in the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt, crushed walnuts. Mix together until smooth.
  • Fill the cake tins 3/4 full. This leaves rise room.
  • Cook in the middle of the oven for 35 to 40 minutes (approx. depending on your oven!). When the sponges spring back to touch they are ready.