Indulge in This Decadent Coffee Cake Recipe Today!

Dearest readers,

I am delighted to share with you my latest creation, a delectable Coffee Cake With Marmalade and Marigolds recipe. This delightful cake has been inspired by the plethora of autumnal flavors and fragrances, which have graced our gardens and kitchens.

With the arrival of autumn, I sought to create something heart-warming to comfort us during these chilly mornings. The comforting aroma of freshly brewed coffee, combined with the zingy orange marmalade, makes this cake a true delight for the senses.

This cake is perfect to serve at afternoon tea or to accompany your morning coffee. The infusion of marigolds adds a subtle floral flavor that pairs beautifully with the orange marmalade.

I hope that you will enjoy creating and indulging in this recipe as much as I have, and that it becomes a new favorite in your household.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Cake With Marmalade and Marigolds
Coffee Cake With Marmalade and Marigolds

My dear readers, I assure you that this Coffee Cake with Marmalade and Marigolds recipe will not disappoint, for it has a unique blend of flavors that is sure to delight your palate. Allow me to tell you why you should give this recipe a try.

First and foremost, this cake is the perfect balance of sweet and tangy. The orange marmalade adds a subtle citrus note that complements the warm cinnamon and brown sugar perfectly. The marigolds also provide a sweet and floral aroma that elevates this cake from ordinary to extraordinary.

Secondly, the recipe is simple enough for even the most novice of bakers. With common ingredients such as flour, sugar, eggs, and butter – which I am sure you have readily available in your kitchen – you can whip up this cake in no time. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow, ensuring that any baker can create a scrumptious cake.

Lastly, the versatility of this coffee cake knows no bounds. It can be enjoyed for breakfast alongside your morning coffee or tea or as a tasty dessert after dinner. You can even mix and match different fruit jams or jellies to change up the flavors based on your preferences.

In conclusion, my dear friends, if you’re looking for a delectable dessert recipe that is easy to make and packed with flavor, then this Coffee Cake with Marmalade and Marigolds is undoubtedly what you’re searching for. So why not give it a try and let it become one of your new favorite recipes?

Ingredient List

 The perfect pairing of sweet and tangy flavors.
The perfect pairing of sweet and tangy flavors.

Let’s Gather Our Ingredients!

Before we start making this delicious coffee cake, we need to make sure we have all the necessary ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Flour: 2 cups (240g), all-purpose
  • Baking Powder: 2 tsp
  • Baking Soda: 1 tsp
  • Salt: 1/4 tsp
  • Cinnamon: 1 tsp, ground
  • Brown Sugar: 3/4 cup (150g)
  • Butter: 1/2 cup (115g), unsalted, softened
  • Sugar: 1/2 cup (100g), granulated
  • Eggs: 2 large, room temperature
  • Buttermilk: 1 cup (240ml)
  • Vanilla Extract: 2 tsp
  • Orange Marmalade: 1/2 cup (170g)
  • Marigold Flowers: for garnishing

Make sure you have all these ingredients on your kitchen counter before you start making this tempting cake.

The Recipe How-To

 A slice of sunshine on a plate.
A slice of sunshine on a plate.

Now, let’s start preparing the Coffee Cake with Marmalade and Marigolds. First, we need to preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Then, prepare a 9-inch (23cm) square baking pan by lightly greasing it.

Coffee Cake Batter

  • 1 and 1/2 cups (187g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl using an electric mixer, beat together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Stir in the buttermilk and vanilla extract into the wet mixture until well combined.

Gradually add in the flour mixture you previously set aside. Mix everything thoroughly until smooth.

Marmalade and Marigold Mixture

  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 3 marigold blooms, chopped

In another small bowl, mix together the orange marmalade and chopped marigold blooms until well combined.

Putting it all Together

Now that you have both mixtures ready let’s combine them:

Spread half of your prepared batter onto your greased baking pan.

Next, spoon half of the marmalade mixture over the batter in the pan.

Spread the remaining half of the batter on top of the marmalade mixture.

Finish it off by spooning the remaining marmalade mixture over the top- spreading it out evenly.

Bake the coffee cake in the preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool on wire rack before serving.

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Substitutions and Variations

 Worth waking up early for.
Worth waking up early for.

Dearest readers,

While the original recipe for this coffee cake calls for specific ingredients, it is not uncommon to find oneself with different ingredients on hand. Fear not, for this recipe leaves room for substitutions and variations!

Instead of orange marmalade, why not use a different jam such as blueberry or raspberry? Perhaps you do not have buttermilk readily available – in that case, add a splash of vinegar or lemon juice to regular milk and let sit for a few minutes to curdle. This will serve as a decent substitute.

Any flour will do if you do not have the recommended type on hand – all-purpose flour works splendidly! Brown sugar can also be substituted with white sugar or honey. And if you prefer a less sweet cake, simply reduce the amount of sugar used in the batter.

If you would like to switch things up a bit, try adding some cinnamon to the batter for extra warmth and spice. Vanilla extract can also be switched out for almond extract or even citrus zest for added flavor. Or why not add some grated cheese into the cake mixture?

Lastly, if you have any leftover coffee or espresso, incorporate it into the batter instead of using hot water – it will add an irresistible flavor and aroma to your cake. The possibilities are endless, my dears!

I hope these substitutions and variations inspire you to create something unique and truly delicious. Bon appétit!

Serving and Pairing

 A delectable twist on a classic coffee cake.
A delectable twist on a classic coffee cake.

Dear readers, as a true lover of coffee cake, I am thrilled to offer some suggestions for serving and pairing this wonderful creation.

To begin with, you must accompany your marmalade coffee cake with, of course, a freshly brewed pot of coffee. I personally recommend either a light roast coffee or an orange-flavored one, as the citrusy notes will complement the orange marmalade beautifully. You may also try it with a strong black tea that balances the sweetness of the cake.

Now for the perfect accompaniments to create the ultimate experience – whipped cream, fresh fruit or a drizzle of chocolate syrup are all great additions to top off this cake. If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding a dollop of sour cream with some blueberries, or even mixing your orange marmalade with cream cheese for an extra kick!

As for serving sizes and portion control, aim for thin slices so that everyone can indulge in this divine cake without getting overwhelmed. Also, you might like to layer two thin slices together and sandwich them with some extra jam in the middle for a fantastic twist.

Lastly, please remember that while this cake can be enjoyed at any time of the day, it makes for an especially lovely treat during afternoon tea with friends. Serve on a flower-patterned plate or tea saucer to add an elegant touch.

I hope these suggestions will help you enjoy your marmalade coffee cake to the fullest!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

Dearest readers, in the busy and bustling world we live in, it’s always handy to have a make-ahead dish on hand. And this delicious coffee cake recipe with marmalade and marigolds is no exception!

If you’d like to make this coffee cake ahead of time and serve it later, simply bake as directed in the recipe instructions. Once completely cooled, wrap the cake tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil before storing it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. This will keep your cake moist and fresh for when you’re ready to serve it.

For longer storage, you may also freeze the coffee cake after wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap and foil. It’ll stay fresh for up to three months in the freezer. When you’re ready to serve, defrost the cake on your kitchen counter overnight or for several hours. Reheat in a low oven (around 300°F) until warmed through.

Now, let’s say you’ve already baked and served the coffee cake but have some leftovers that need storing. Simply store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days or in your fridge for around four days. Like most baked goods, they taste best when consumed fresh, so be sure to consume them within the recommended timeframe.

To reheat any leftovers, you can pop them into the microwave for 15-20 seconds or into a preheated oven at 300°F for around 5-10 minutes until warmed through.

I hope these storage and reheating tips were helpful! With these suggestions at hand, you’ll be able to keep enjoying this exquisite marmalade coffee cake long after it leaves your oven.

Tips for Perfect Results

To ensure that your Coffee Cake with Marmalade and Marigolds turns out to be an absolute delicacy, I have gathered some valuable tips for you.

First and foremost, make sure you measure all the ingredients accurately. Especially the baking soda and baking powder should be measured precisely to achieve the perfect texture.

To create a beautifully fluffy texture, remember not to overmix the batter. Overmixing can cause the cake to become dense due to overdeveloped gluten strands in the flour.

Furthermore, be sure to apply a generous amount of orange marmalade and marigold petals between the layers of the cake. The burst of citrusy flavor compliments the sweetness of the cake, while marigold adds a nutty aroma and a floral visual effect on every slice.

Also, for a crustier surface on your cake, you can sprinkle some cinnamon and brown sugar before putting it in the oven. This will give your coffee cake a mouthwatering crunch with every bite.

For those who want an extra indulgent experience, serve this coffee cake warm with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. The combination of hot coffee with aromatic orange marmalade is simply irresistible.

Finally, don’t hesitate to get creative with this recipe. You can swap out some ingredients, incorporating cream cheese or sour cream instead of buttermilk, blueberry instead of orange marmalade or even sprinkle some edible flower petals like chamomile or rosemary.

By following these tips and exploring your creativity, nothing can stop you from becoming a master baker of this Flower Cake Recipe Magazine material.

Bottom Line


In conclusion, this coffee cake with marmalade and marigolds recipe is a true delight that can fill your home with the warmth and aroma of freshly baked cake. Whether you’re planning a special occasion or a simple family brunch, this recipe is sure to impress with its sweet and tangy flavors that merge perfectly with the delicate marigold blooms on top.

Not only is this cake delicious, but it’s also incredibly versatile in terms of substitutions and variations. You can experiment with different types of flours, sugars, jams, or even add some cream cheese or blueberries to create new and exciting twists.

So why not give this recipe a try today? Your taste buds (and your loved ones) will thank you! Just follow the easy-to-follow steps listed above, and enjoy the blissful taste of homemade goodness. Remember that baking is an art form that requires patience and passion, but with this recipe in hand, making great coffee cake has never been easier.

In the end, I must say that nothing beats the gratifying feeling of seeing your loved ones relish a slice of your creation – so why not make their day extra special by whipping up this delicious cake for them? Trust me; it’s worth it!

Coffee Cake With Marmalade and Marigolds

Coffee Cake With Marmalade and Marigolds Recipe

This is a lovely coffee cake. Wondeful served at an afternoon tea or for a brunch.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Continental
Calories 504.2 kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter, soft
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/3 cup marigold petals


  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts


  • With a hand mixer, beat together butter, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, buttermilk, and vanilla until smooth and fluffy.
  • Spoon half the batter into a well-greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  • Drop the marmalade by small spoonfuls over the batter.
  • Blend carefully together.
  • Sprinkle batter with marigold petals, top with remaining batter.
  • Spread batter evenly with the back of an oiled spatula.
  • Swirl a knife gently through the batter to create a rippled effect.
  • Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle evenly over batter.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Serve each warm piece topped with a spoonful of yogurt and a marigold.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 160gCalories: 504.2kcalCarbohydrates: 81.4gProtein: 7.5gFat: 17.7gSaturated Fat: 8.5gCholesterol: 84.6mgSodium: 552.2mgFiber: 1.9gSugar: 54.2g
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