Kumquat Marmalade Loaf Cake

I made Kumquat Nastoyka with the recipe from PetersFoodAdventures, which turned out to be very refreshing and tasty liqueur 4 weeks later :-9

I didn’t want to waste the fruit and the skin, so I made marmalade with them, and besides, baked a cake with the vodka flavoured preserves.

vodka marmalade



17 kumquat fruit (without skin)
40 g light soft brown sugar
50-100 cc water (to adjust)
17 kumquat skin soaked in vodka, drained and cut into thin stripes
40 g light soft brown sugar
50-100 cc water (to adjust)

[marmalade loaf cake]
200 g plain flour
1 tbsp baking powder
100 g butter
70 g light soft brown sugar
2 eggs, whisked
150 g kumquat marmalade
2 tbsp juice of orange

2 tbsp kumquat marmalade
2 tbsp water
1 tsp coconut sugar


  1. Put A in a pan and bring to the boil, and simmer over low heat stirring frequently until thickened. Remove the pith and seeds. Keep refrigerated while the kumquat skin is soaked in vodka.
  2. Likewise, follow 1 above with Ingredient B for the other marmalade. Mix A and B, then set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  4. Beat the butter with the sugar until pale and fluffy, then add the eggs a little at a time.
  5. Stir in the marmalade and orange juice, and mix well.
  6. Sift in the flour and baking powder, and fold gently into the cake batter.
  7. Tip into a lined loaf tin and bake in the oven for 60 mins until well risen and golden brown, or a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Allow to stand for 10 mins, then turn out onto a cooling wire.
  9. To make the glaze, pour the marmalade and water into a pan, and add the coconut sugar.
  10. Heat the mixture until warm, then brush evenly all over the loaf.

Mmmm… what a wonderful byproduct!! The cake is not so sweet and very light, but the glaze gives a kick – I like the richness, and the bitterness of the glazed kumquat skin. If you make Peter’s Nastoyka, why don’t you try this loaf as well?  Thank you, Peter. I am enjoying the liqueur sip by sip 🙂  We consider that kumquat is good for a sore throat and cough. Vodka infused with kumquat… what a great remedy in winter!!



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