Marrow and raisin cake

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Serves: 6

By AttillaTheHan

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  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 200g caster sugar

  • 3 tsp baking powder

  • 250ml vegetable oil

  • 200g soft brown sugar

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 2 tsp nutmeg

  • 3 eggs

  • 375g plain flour

  • 225g marrow skin removed, grated

  • 1 handful raisins


  1. Whisk eggs in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in sugar, oil and vanilla until blended together.
  3. With a wooden spoon, gradually mix in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg a little at a time.
  4. Fold in the marrow and raisins.
  5. Pour into a 1lb loaf tin or 7 inch cake tin (lined with greasproof paper)
  6. Bake in the centre of an oven at 170C for 45-55 minutes until the cake springs up to pressure applied gently in the centre.

Handy Hint

I serve this with orange icing made from the juice of one orange mixed with icing sugar.

Additional Information

  • Kids can help

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Vegetarian

  • Dairy Free

  • Nut Free

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  • Cookerydoodledoo 30/09/11 21:16

    Ooh yum - im gonna try this! I made some cutie mini-courgette cupcakes the other day. They have lime and coconut in and would be perfect for children. They even have avocado in the icing for extra 'healthy mummy' points - check out the recipe!!

  • PigeonStreet 15/12/10 22:24

    Tastes good and I was surprised how easy it was to make. DD's ate it happily.

  • AttillaTheHan 24/10/10 08:53

    This really is a tasty, light and moist cake - don't be put off by the marrow it tastes fab.