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Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf

Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf

A delicious British recipe: Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf with a delicious ginger marmalade glaze.

Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 150 gms – 5 oz. ginger marmalade or normal marmalade
  • 175 gms – 1 ½ stick butter softened
  • 175 gms – 1 cup minus 1 tbsp light muscovado sugar I used brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs beaten
  • 225 gms – 1.8 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsps ground ginger
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 100 gms – 3.5 oz. walnuts roughly chopped


  1. Grease a 1 kg – 2 lbs. loaf tin and line it with baking paper.
  2. Set aside 1 tablespoon of the marmalade in a small saucepan.
  3. In a mixing bowl put the remaining marmalade, softened butter, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder and spices and mix until smooth for about 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Add the chopped walnuts and stir well.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the top.
  6. Bake in a pre heated oven at 180°C – 355°F for about 1 to 1 ¼ hours or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean (cover loosely with foil after 40 minutes if the loaf is browning too much).
  7. Once cooked, carefully remove it from the tin, and cool slightly on a wire rack.
  8. Gently heat the reserved marmalade with a teaspoon of water, and then spread the marmalade glaze over the top of the warm loaf.
  9. Let it cool down, then cut it into slices and serve with butter, if desired.