A Cake out of Mitford

Dear Mitford fans,

You will never believe what came out of my oven yesterday: Esther Bollick’s famous 3-layered orange marmalade cake.

You know how it is. After spending so much time in Mitford, a girl just has to find what the fuss is all about!

So, I report on the fuss. Here’s why they must all love it: A peculiar, yet endearing sour cream frosting compliments the sweet orange marmalade quite well. Not to mention, this must be the moistest cake in town. Add to that the pure love that goes into squeezing fresh orange juice, and drizzling into cake-holes and the artistry of plopping thick frosting all around the tall layers… Besides, it just looks like a force to be reckoned with.

I used the recipe out of my beloved copy of Jan Karon’s Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader: Recipes from Mitford Cooks, Favorite Tales from Mitford Books.

But, I also found it online for you!







6 responses to “A Cake out of Mitford”

  1. Kari Avatar

    Thanks for the recipe, that’s quite the cake. Can’t wait to try it.

  2. Sarah Mae Avatar

    Oh Laura, I love Mitford! Thank you for the visual – now I will have to pick up that book!

  3. Mary Avatar

    Laura! This looks so wonderful! Thank you for posting it. I had no idea there was a cookbook from the Mitford series. Now I have to find it. Hopefully the library will have it. I can’t wait to try it!

  4. Jenny Avatar


    I have no idea what Mitford is..or who they are…or where it’s at, but I do know—–that your cake was divine!!! ….and the most beautiful!

    loved every morsel!!

  5. Ginger Avatar

    I LOVE Mitford, and the Mitford cookbook is my hands-down favorite kitchen resource. Haven’t made the orange marmalade cake yet (planning to as my own birthday cake :)), but the macaroni and cheese (yum!) is on the menu tonight.

  6. cake recipes from scratch strawberry Avatar

    yummy…… thanks for your suggestions , i’d love to stick to your weblog as frequently as i can.use a good day~~

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