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My two eldest boys challenged me to start a cooking blog with simple recipes that we can cook together - and my youngest one has now joined in. I am hoping they pick up some cooking and photograph skills... or that at least they learn to design and run a blog.


This is a seriously easy cake.

You need:
- 275 g self-raising flour
- 2 eggs
- 120 g butter - melted
- 2 tablespoons of milk
- 100 g sugar
- a pinch of salt
- 3 tablespoons of marmalade (we used thick cut)
- a handful of 'perled sugar' (if you do not have this just used a coupe of tablespoons of demerara sugar)

Preheat the oven at 175 degrees.

Mix the flour, salt and sugar. Then separately mix the melted butter, beaten eggs and milk. Combine both sets of ingredients (just do this with a wooden spoon) Then add the marmalade. Put it all into a loaf tin (just lined, no need to grease it). Sprinkle the pearl sugar or demerara sugar on top and bake it for one hour (put a bit of foil on top of the cake after half an hour so that  the sugar does not get burnt).

According to my children this tastes particularly good with chocolate ice-cream.