Happy marriage cake

Happy marriage cake
  • Serves icon Serves 12
  • Time icon Hands-on time 20 min, oven time 30 min, plus cooling

A traditional Icelandic recipe that uses tart rhubarb jam, muscovado and oats in this cake come crumble recipe.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
510kcals
Fat
19.5g (10.8g saturated)
Protein
5.3g
Carbohydrates
77.3g (49.9g sugars)
Fibre
2.6g
Salt
0.3g
Calories
510kcals
Fat
19.5g (10.8g saturated)
Protein
5.3g
Carbohydrates
77.3g (49.9g sugars)
Fibre
2.6g
Salt
0.3g

Ingredients

  • 250g unsalted butter, softened
  • 200g dark muscovado sugar
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 large free-range egg, beaten
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 250g rolled oats
  • 200g rhubarb jam or rhubarb and ginger jam
  • 100g strawberry jam

Method

  1. Line a 23cm, deep loose- bottomed cake tin with baking paper. Heat the oven to 180°C/ 160°C fan/gas 4. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars with an electric mixer until pale.
  2. Beat in the egg, a little at a time. Once all the egg has been added, sift in the flour and bicarb, then add the oats and carefully fold in using a metal spoon.
  3. Set one third of the mixture aside. Spoon the remaining mix into the prepared tin and smooth the surface with the back of a spoon. Mix together the rhubarb and strawberry jams, then spread over the mixture. Top with the reserved mixture, leaving a few gaps so the jam peeks through.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until the cake mix is set and golden but still quite gooey. Serve topped with a dollop of softly whipped cream, if you like, and enjoy with a cup of tea.

delicious. tips

  1. The finished cake will keep for 3 days in an airtight container.

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  1. Really yummy! Pretty much a cakey flapjack which is perfect comfort food. Everyone loved it. Would definitely make again. I couldn’t find rhubarb jam and didn’t have time to make any but strawberry worked out just fine. I imagine rhubarb would give it a bit of tartness, so would make my own next time.

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