Marmalade cake

Give this classic flavour combination of chocolate and orange a go in the form of this traybake. With a soft sponge, tangy marmalade and silky chocolate topping, it's a fun and simple bake that's perfect for a sweet treat or delicious dessert.

Cakes and bakes
Slice of jaffa traybake
  • Preparation time 15 mins (prep. time)
  • Cooking time 20-25 mins (cooking time)
  • Serves 9


  • 200g Self raising flour
  • 175g Caster sugar
  • 175g Salted butter or margarine 
  • 3 Medium eggs


For the top

  • 250g Orange marmalade
  • 200g 70 per cent dark chocolate, broken into pieces


  1. Pre-heat oven to 170°C, gas mark 5.
  2. Place the flour, sugar, margarine and eggs into a bowl and whisk together using a hand whisk until light and fluffy. If you have a stand mixer you could use that instead of the hand mixer.
  3. Tip the sponge mixture into your lined 20cm baking tray. Smooth out the surface with a spatula, then place into your pre-heated oven.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes until risen and firm to the touch when pressed. You can test it with a skewer; it should come out clean when inserted into the middle of the cake.
  5. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
  6. Tip the marmalade into a bowl and whisk briefly with a fork to break it down and make it smooth, pour over the top of the sponge. Place in the fridge to chill and set.
  7. Melt the chocolate by placing it in a bowl over a pan of simmering water and stirring occasionally.
  8. Remove the cake from the fridge and pour over the melted chocolate, tip the tray backwards and forwards to ensure the marmalade is evenly covered with the chocolate.
  9. Leave to cool and set then remove from the tin by lifting the edges of the parchment paper.
  10. Portion and enjoy!