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Marmalade & Walnut Brownies

I had been reading The Culinary Taste Blog where Rita had talked about making orange marmalade and what to do if the batch you made didn’t set properly and it reminded me of what I did with a slightly over cooked batch of marmalade. I put a jar into a batch of brownies to experiment since I didn’t want throw it away in place of using sugar and they were amazing. That was in the days before I was blogging and P keeps asking me to repeat it but have no idea what the original recipe was so this time I used Kristina’s recipe from Plum Kitchen and it worked perfectly. Pop over to her her blog for a brownie recipe which contains cranberries & white chocolate and has nice photographed step by step instructions.

The marmalade in mine gives it a lovely tang and I threw in a bag of walnuts that I had left over for the nut crunch so typical to brownies. This recipe also contains 200g of melted chocolate which why it is deliciously rich and moist.


  • 200g butter
  • 2 free range eggs
  • 200g Whittakers 70% cocoa chocolate, chopped
  • 250g jar of thick shred marmalade
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 125g plain flour


  • Pre heat oven a 180C bake (not fan) and grease and line a 22cm cake tin.
  • Place butter & marmalade in a pan over a low heat and once it has melted add the chopped chocolate and remove from the heat. The chocolate should melt from the heat of the pan and butter but if not, place it back over a low heat for a minute.
  • Allow the mixture to cool then whisk in the eggs with a hand whisk or fork.
  • Sift in the flour and cocoa powder a little at a time and combine between each addition.
  • Pour into prepared cake tin and bake for 20 -25 mins depending on your oven. You want the mixture to still be moist when tested with a knife so you end up with a sticky brownie in the centre but a firm outer. Mine did not go crisp but I think it is due to using marmalade rather than sugar but still delicious.
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  1. Thanks for the mention. This recipe looks amazing and I’m curious to try it. More, I want to share it on Twitter and Facebook! 😉

    January 24, 2011
  2. I forgot to say that I shared it on The Culinary Taste Facebook page. Hope my followers like it! 😛

    January 24, 2011
    • peasepudding #

      Thanks Rita, I hope they do, you must have wonderful Seville orange marmalade over there to make it with!

      January 25, 2011
  3. Sorry to be pedantic but you mention eggs in your method but haven’t listed them in your ingredients so I won’t know how many to put in when I make this wonderful brownie!

    January 24, 2011
    • peasepudding #

      Thanks Stef, I looked at that list so many times last night and knew there was something missing but drew a blank! I have updated it now.

      January 25, 2011
  4. Wow that looks amazing! I have some strawberry rhubarb jam that I overcooked and now I know what to do with it. Massive thank you!

    January 25, 2011
  5. These sound good I always struggle with brownies. Maybe it the fan bake.

    January 26, 2011
    • peasepudding #

      I never use fan bake on any cakes, it always seems to fierce, so try without and see how you go.

      January 26, 2011
  6. Hey, what a neat idea to use marmalade in a brownie. Sounds like a delicious way to get that chocolate orange combo. I have a linky party every week on my blog called “Sweets for a Saturday” and I’d like to invite you to stop by and link this up.

    January 28, 2011
  7. Just made this (but into an 8″ round cake, plus a little baby cake) – it is AMAZING. Probably helped that I used Lindt hehe….used the strawberry rhubarb jam like I planned to and the little candied bits in it are delicious, plus the whole thing smells so special with the hint of fruitiness. Thank you SO much for this. We got given several jars of jam (which I don’t really eat) and now I know what to do with them!

    February 2, 2011
    • peasepudding #

      I’m so glad you liked it, the candied strawberry bits sound great and I am sure the Lindt was perfect. We could have a whole new range of fruit brownies between us…. What shall we try next?

      February 2, 2011
  8. I just a marmalade and chocolate cake the other day — I might use this recipe for a new twist!

    February 8, 2011
  9. Great recipe! I’ve never heard of marmalade in a brownie recipe, but I’m up for anything chocolate and sweet.

    February 8, 2011
    • peasepudding #

      I have feeling the recipe originated because I started making brownies one day and discovered I didn’t have enough sugar but had some over cooked marmalade instead! When I have my mind set on cake nothing will stop me!

      February 9, 2011
  10. omg those look to die for!

    February 9, 2011
  11. That is a really unusual combination, never would have thought of it. Want to try my hand at marmalade now that the Seville oranges are in season, will definitely have to give this a shot..

    February 9, 2011
    • peasepudding #

      Definitely worth making a few extra jars of Seville orange marmalade for and the chunkier the better, you get those chewy citrus bits in the brownie.

      February 9, 2011
  12. orange + chocolate = fab combo. can’t wait to try this. thanks for sharing!

    February 9, 2011
  13. Wow that brownie looks moist and rich. Yummy

    February 9, 2011
  14. Marnix #

    looks good! i ‘m going to try the choice for marmalade instead of chopped orange-zest!

    February 9, 2011
  15. Cat from Measuring Spoons #

    What a brilliant idea. Can’t wait to test these out!

    March 2, 2011
  16. That sounds really great and we always have marmalade and chocolate on hand.

    March 5, 2011

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