Marigold Teatime Cake

marigold cake with lutein

Marigold Teatime Cake

The hens that lay Laid With Love eggs are fed on Lutein which is a Marigold extract. It’s a very healthy ingredient and makes our egg yolks a naturally golden colour. What better way to celebrate than by creating a Marigold Teatime Cake. Marigold petals give a delicate flavour and a slight orange hue – you can also see the petals throughout this light tea-time cake

We’ve adapted an American recipe and added a twist of our own:

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 1 hour+ minutes
Serves: A family for tea.Tasty marigold cake


1 cup (8oz) softened butter
1 cup (8oz) caster sugar
4 free range eggs, beaten
2 cups (1lb) plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Grated rind of 1 orange and 1 lemon

Squeeze of a lemon and ½ orange

3 tablespoons fresh Marigold petals or 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (optional)


  1. Grease and line or flour a 21b loaf tin.
  2. Cream the butter with the sugar and add the beaten egg a little at a time.
  3. Sieve the flour with the baking powder and fold into the creamed mixture.
  4. Add the rinds and the petals.
  5. Spoon into the tin and bake in a preheated 180C / 350F /gas mark 4 oven for about an hour.
  6. Sprinkle with granulated sugar about halfway through if desired.
  7. Cool for 5 minutes, then remove from pan. Serve when just cool.marigold cake with lutein

This cake keeps well and can be frozen.

 Serving suggestion:

We like it on its own – and love it with a light spread of butter for a teatime treat.

Marigold ingredient in cake
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