Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

Mrs. Janet Keiller made marmalade for the first time in Dundee in 1797 when her husband bought a cargo of oranges that were being sold cheap, after a Spanish ship had been forced into the harbour in a storm. So it is not surprising that marmalade features in a number of Scottish recipes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl and rub in the margarine until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.
  2. Stir in the sugar, half the orange rind and then add the eggs, marmalade, milk and vanilla extract.
  3. Mix well to achieve the consistency of thick batter.
  4. Grease a 6” round cake pan and bake in the centre of a pre-heated oven at 350F for about one hour and twenty minutes until golden brown and an inserted wooden toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Sprinkle the rest of the orange rind on top and allow to cool for a few minutes before you turn out on a wire rack to cool completely.
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Instead of making this as a cake, I baked these as 6 muffins in my oven. Once I had made the batter, I refrigerated it for 2 1/2 hours before baking. I pre-heated my oven to 180C and baked these muffins at the same temperature for 33 minutes. I got 6 beautiful orange muffins that rose beautifully and look terrific! I did use low-fat milk and 1 tsp. of vanilla essence. I garnished these with the orange rind to read "ILOVEU", haha! I really do love my Uncle Miller so this was a really cute idea,whatsay dear Uncle?!

Charishma_Ramchandani June 30, 2003