Last updated on January 14th, 2017
Thanks to videographer Andy Milford, I now have my very first video! The video is part of a new lifestyle series called “Delicious Living.” And oh, do I have some delicious things to share with you!
In the first episode, you’ll find one of my favorite tea-time treats: Marmalade Cake. It’s delightful to smell, scrumptious to eat, and ridiculously easy to make, even if you’re not wearing a bright blue shirt over a black V-neck sweater. I suspect the aforementioned shirt will not make a repeat appearance in future episodes.
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Here’s the printable:
A simple tea-time cake with a sophisticated citrus scent. It tastes exactly like sunshine.
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- The zest and juice of 1 large naval orange
- 1/4 cup orange marmalade
- 1/2 cup flavorless vegetable oil (i.e., organic canola or safflower oil)
- 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
- For glazing the cake: 1 cup confectioners’ sugar blended with just enough water, Cointreau, or Grand Marnier to make it pourable
- Center the oven rack, and preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, beat the eggs with a wire whisk. Then, one at a time, whisk in the sugar, yogurt, orange zest, orange juice (about 2 tablespoons of juice), marmalade, oil, and self-rising flour. Take care not to over mix after adding the flour – the batter should have a few lumps.
- Pour the batter into a well-greased 8x4-inch loaf pan, and bake until puffed and golden – 55-60 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Unmold the cake, and let it cool to room temperature.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the confectioners’ sugar and water or Cointreau. (Cointreau is an orange liqueur intended for grown-up palettes.) Drizzle the glaze evenly over the top of the cake.
cindy corriveau says
I love the human pot holder part of the show. Very enjoyable and good to see you in real life !!
Myrtle Miller says
Looks delicious. I hope some of the are of the garden. Wear green if you’re not crazy about the blue.
Myrtle Miller says
I asked that you send one to me but if that is not possible then I guess I will have to make it all by myself. You make it look so simple! Orange and marmalade…yum! PM me for my address, lol! Your video was super cute. I loved seeing the potato head over to the right 🙂 I liked that your video was made in the manner of someone (like a good friend) showing you how instead of a “big name” cook bellowing out the recipe. Keep it simple, keep it fun and keep it KEVIN!
Love it Kevin…
Great to put a voice to you. You did great
Great fun! I thought that you looked adorable in the blue shirt!!
Sherri Gallant says
So fun! I’m adding this to my menu for Christmas morning brunch. And subscribing as we speak!
Connie Nelsen says
Love love love it!!!
Great job…good cooking tips for the beginner baker …will try this recipe for sure…
Congratulations, Kevin! Great job on the video. Nice to hear your voice and see you in action. The cake looks scrumptious and you make it look so easy. Keep up the good work. Going to figure out how to subscribe now. Happy Holidays.
Like the others, love seeing you in person. I’m so glad I discovered you on my wanderings on the internet. I enjoy your style and humor. Hugs from CA.
This looks fantastic. I could almost smell the cake while it was cooking. A definite must make! I subscribed to your youtube channel!! Love it.
Beverly, zone 6, eastern PA says
That was fabulous! Loved seeing you in action.
Is there no end to your ideas? Gorgeous cake.
You are too darn cute, Kevin! I’m thinking this will be good to make in January when I start craving bright citrus flavors (have already ordered a few bottles of Baja Bob’s Pina Colada Mix for January cocktail hour).
Arthur in the Garden! says
And now I am hungry!
Bravo Kevin!!! It looks delicious : )
Christina Giordano says
Kevin – Nice job! Good for you, expanding your horizons. The cake looks great, too. Could you use regular flour and add the baking powder (or soda)?
Hope all at your household have a very happy Holiday Season. Thanks for a year full of good recipes, decorating, and gardening tips. Looking forward to seeing you in 2017.
All the best, Christina
Jean Charlton says
Kevin, love the video. I look forward to more Delicious Living. Will certainly bake this cake.
Joy B says
Congratulations on your first video! Looks delicious but full of calories! How do you keep so fit with all your delicious recipes! Since I’m lactose intolerant I would love to see how to make yogurt…..I can make it with my lactose free milk (I hope!)
Diane R. says
Merry Christmas to you and yours Kevin! Subscribed to your channel and looking forward to
seeing many more.
Christina, I live at altitude, so I can’t use self-rising flour. The recipe I found calls for 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder, and 1/4 tsp. salt for each cup of flour. For my baking, I reduce the baking powder.
I’m wondering if this recipe should have baking soda, instead, because of the yogurt. Does anyone have a self-rising flour sub recipe using baking soda?
Mary Elizabeth Jones says
Thanks for the video. Can’t wait to make the recipe.
That is a really neat cake. How much baking powder would one add to regular flour? Thanks for everything.
OK, I’ve been doing some net research. It looks like 1/2 tsp. of baking soda would be used, but I also think that would be too much for this small cake. Maybe it would taste “soapy.” So – I will substitute with the baking powder, and maybe add just a pinch of soda because I don’t like flavors to be too acidic.
Barbara Jean Smith says
Oh, You’re so cute! I think I’ll have to make two – one for the guests and one for me!
Patricia Panuccio says
Kevin, one slice counts as a fruit — right? It’s made with an orange, after all.
Kay Jett says
The cake looks very delicious. I enjoy all your recipes and especially the extra tips. Thanks for sharing.
Wonderful first video! Everyone should subscribe to your youtube channel. I liked that you gave tips and information as you went along but also kept your sense of humor. You made it look so easy, but I’m sure it takes a lot of planning, effort, and time to make each video. You have a great way of communicating both in writing and now in video. I look forward to your future videos.
L. januska says
Looks delicious and I plan to make as soon as I go shopping for marmalade. In the video you say you use organic safflower oil but the printed recipe says canola oil. Does it matter?
Love to see you in a video, great job. Also Mr Potato
Head is fun.
Laura Munoz says
Wonderful. I will definitely try it. Yum!
Gail L. says
Absolutely love the video. I love “visuals” as it brings the recipes to life. And, your sense of humor is just darling. I have similar pot holders…just a smaller size!
Definitely subscribing. Keep up the good work and Merry Christmas! Looking forward to more videos and blogs in the New Year.
Cathie W. says
Well done! So glad your wonderful sense of humor and personality, notable in your writing, comes through in your video.
Cake looks like an easy way to make a crowd pleasing dessert or tea time treat.
Judy Hines says
So wonderful to see and hear you “in person”. Congratulations on taking a leap into a new career realm! Our Seattle kids just sent a picture of our granddaughter making dreidel, menorah, and star cookies! Happy holidays, dear one.
Bruce Worthel says
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Elke Crane says
I love to watch you!
Happy Holiday to you!
The cake looks delish. Fun to watch you make it on video.
Hope your videographer can improve the lighting next time
around. Since I know nothing about cameras, I can’t offer a
suggestion but maybe another reader can. We’re all pulling for
you because your blog is an absolute delight!
Kathy C. says
Kevin, your video has left me ravenous for marmelade cake. You did a great job! By the end, you really seemed to have found your groove and relaxed into the delightful, whimsical presentation I’ve come to expect from your entertaining (and scrumptious) recipes. Looking forward to the rest of the series!
Love the video! A blue apron would be nice, if you’re not enjoying the look of the shirt.
Lillian plummer says
Excellent presentation Kevin, down to earth and easy to make. Love your sense of humor in the kitchen and nice to see you in person.
Cynthia Shultz says
Sandy Turner Parry says
Great job Kevin! You made it look super easy and your style is so friendly and approachable. Look forward to seeing more videos. I needed some “sunshine cake” on this grey day in northern California! Thank you.
Thanks for sharing. All the best to you and yours for this Festive Season.
You ‘cracked me up’, Kevin, with your egg-cracking technique. In 74 years I have never had egg-shell land in the bowl after cracking it on the side, but I watched you carefully never-the-less. My chuckle could be heard all over the house! It’s moments like those that will have people coming back to watch the next episode. You were quite blase about the whole thing. The cake looks delicious- will definitely try it.
Michael Goins says
Would have loved to see the dog in this first video! Please include her later.
Julie R says
Love the video. I just subscribed and look forward to seeing more. The way you described making the cake, made it seem real easy to make. Glad to see Mr Potato and loved the giant piece of cake that you almost took, LOL. I hope to see Lily your dog sometime.
Great job, Kevin! The cake looks pretty easy to make and also looks delish! Hope to see you in more video’s and would also like to see Lily included.
FABULOUS especially for your first video. One thing missing though………..Lily. Have a wonderful holiday.
Megan Black says
SERENDIPITY!!! I have some marmalade from a dear 97 yr. old who died recently. She would love having it used. She lived a long good life so I do not grieve as I might if it had been different. TODAY I was wishing I was not such a Luddite and could find your marmalade cake recipe. I had not even tried and here you are with even a video! THANK YOU!!! I shall make it tomorrow for a Christmas brunch with my 96 yr. old friends. I am LUCKY to have such elders in my life.
brenda treants says
You never fail Kevin Lee to share something that temps me. Thank you for that by the way. I have all I need except the plain yogurt. When I have the yogurt I will make this cake. No more needs to be said. This cake will be enjoyed I can reassure you !!!
Nancy Tauber says
Kevin, Your kitchen is just right. I have a new kitchen because the old one literally was falling apart. However, I love things that work and that means they don’t have to be the newest, prettiest, or most expensive. Plus, you look terrific with the wood workspace.
Pam Dempsey says
Thank you for the video! It was great seeing you in action and I hope you do many more-love ya!
Kirsten Berwick says
Good for you! But you know better, than to wear flapping sleeves in the kitchen!! Safety my friend. As a child, I watched my mother become engulfed in flames, when her fluffy bathrobe caught fire while making breakfast. My dad rolled her on the floor, but they both ended up with 2nd and 3rd degree burns. You might want to do a bit on what kind of fire extinguisher that everyone should have in their kitchen, and how to safely put out grease fires. People listen to you. I wish you and your loved ones a very healthy and happy Christmas and New Year!!
Pam R says
Love your video!!! Can’t wait till the next one!!
Thank you Kevin. I lost the sound towards the end but it wasn’t a problem. Good luck with future action recipes. Happy holidays to you both xxx
Awesome video! Keep them coming, please! You have such great ideas. Not only is my (outside) fridge full of bulbs ‘overwintering’ from your advice on forcing bulbs for winter color indoors (so exciting!!!), but I’m going to make this loaf for my in-laws who are here for the holiday. You’re the best! XO!
Liz Lowe says
I can’t wait to try this recipe. The video was fresh and fun to watch. Love the purple towel! Best of luck in this new format.
Amanda Arndt says
This was fabulous, just like you! I’m planning on making for Christmas brunch. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes. Xo
Liliana Blanco says
Bring on more Cointreau recipes!
Great video, great cake… thank you.
Dennis R says
What..? No cameo appearance from Lily?
This cake is on my ‘to-do’ list Kevin.
Merry Christmas to you all!
Shirley Parran says
Great job, you were born to be on video! Also nice to put a voice to the face. Living in FL I am always overrun by citrus and am constantly looking for new recipes. This is definitely going on the list.
You did yourself proud!!!
Paula Moore says
I love how your personality comes through in the video. It does in your writing as well, but it’s such a bonus to see you in action in your kitchen. Just have fun with it! Happy new year to you and the Silver Fox from another subscriber!
I have the same questions as Christina since I’m only have regular flour versus self-rising. Has there been a definitive answer from Maraya on the amount of baking soda to use for this small tea loaf recipe?
Myrtle with all of the myriad of wonderful things you could have praised it’s really sad to see such a petty remark. Happy Holidays
Kevin, what’s your advice on using regular flour?
Kevin Lee Jacobs says
Hi Kansas – I recommend using store-bought self-rising flour for this cake. The store-bought version is made from a soft, bleached wheat flour that produces a particularly tender product. But in a pinch, you can make your own, rough version with all-purpose flour. You’ll find the formula in the printable recipe up top. Enjoy the cake!
I’ll try this after I finish off my 4 homemade Brandy drunk fruitcakes! Believe me, fruitcakes don’t get good until it’s drowning in liquor! Happy New Year!
She (Myrtle) was commenting on his statement about not wearing the blue shirt over the black shirt again. She wasn’t being petty but offering a friendly remark to what he said. 😉
Carla Afrika Sitar says
Hi Kevin, Love your hair & the CAKE. Pity it took so long for the video to arrive downunder, I will make the cake immediately. Thank You for sharing all your wonderful recipes & all your other gorgeous bits. Wishing you a PERFECT NEW YEAR, Happiness every day & that ALL your WISHES will come TRUE in 2017 XxX
At the bottom of your instructions you say ” if you are using a non-stick pan”, don’t you mean ” if you are NOT using a non-stick pan”?
Loved your video thanks for sharing the marmalade cake. Could you substitute lemon marmalade and lemon zest and juice instead of orange? I love lemon cake.
Deborah Goodman says
Wonderful video!!!! I can’t wait to see more. Navel oranges are on sale this week so guess what I’ll be making? Yup your wonderful marmalade cake! This will be a sure hit at coffee hour. Oh, and the daughter received a micro plane grater for Christmas ( thank you for the idea) so this will be the perfect recipe to try it out on.
Good to see you Kevin! Great job on your first video! Looking forward to many more.
Sherry Pace says
Great job on your first video. You were perfect! And the cake looks perfect too. I can’t wait to make one. I could almost smell it baking… Looking forward to more videos as well. Hope you and the whole household have a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year!
Great video, Kevin! The cake looks divine. I love that you didn’t do a re-take when you dropped the egg shell in – reminded me of Julia Child: just go with it! That’s what REAL cooking looks like =)
Lorraine E. says
Kevin, You are crazy amazing ! Your video is pure sunshine ! How happy
you make us !
Your admiring fan.
P.S. Purple is good. Yes. And blue is O.K. ,too.
Deborah Goodman says
Hi Kevin! This an update. Tonight it is well below zero with a nasty wind chill. To cheer us up I made this cake. OMG!!! It made the house smell divine. The taste was incredible. I had planned to serve this with coffee in the morning but I’m not sure there will be much left. This is a new favorite that I know will be made a lot!!!
Dear KEVIN, Help!
I did not see an answer when I asked you if I could substitute lemon marmalade and lemon juice instead of orange marmalade and orange juice so I went ahead myself and tried it. The only other difference was that I made my own self rising flour from your recipe. I put the little cake in the oven set the timer for 50 minutes and went to take a shower with in about 15 minutes I begin to think something was burning. By the time I got out of the shower and look at the cake it had exploded all over the oven and burnt to a crisp. I wonder if you could tell me what I did wrong. I would love to try it again with the orange but I am afraid I would have to clean that whole oven again. If you have any thoughts or answers for me I would sincerely appreciate it. Thank you very much
Kevin Lee Jacobs says
Hi Pat – I could not answer your question about the lemon juice and lemon marmalade, because I have not tried that version for myself. Maybe the lemon caused the batter to foam over the sides of the pan when you put it in the oven? Hmmm. Wish I had the answer for you. I’ve made this Marmalade Cake at least 50 times during the past 3 years, and have never had an issue with the recipe.
I am not going to give up. I am going to try it next with self rising flour. That may have been the problem. First I will try it with orange like the recipe suggests and if that works well then I shall try my lemon again. I do love lemon cake. Thanks for your reply.
Just want everyone to know I solved the explosion problem. I made the cake again still using the lemon but this time the self rising flour. The problem in the first place was baking soda and lemon juice cause a gas which exploded the cake. The Make it your own flour called for baking soda. In the self rising flour there is baking powder not baking soda. So now I have a delicious lemon cake.