Ginger and marmalade sponge, a Sunrise recipe

Sunrise ginger marmalade sponge

Healthy, nutritious and tempting meals aren't just important for kids - everyone needs to eat well to stay healthy, not least older people. Sunrise Senior Living, who manage care homes around the UK, are opening their doors to the public this week with Taste of Sunrise, and inviting us in to meet their chefs, taste their food and take home a free booklet containing 10 recipes.

Six out of the ten recipes are vegetarian - which is a great ratio for a non-veggie book! I opted to make this ginger and marmalade sponge pudding to share with you because Miss R was at home and wanted to get baking - and we didn't have anything planned for dessert that day. I wasn't sure how the ginger taste would go down but of course they loved it - is it essentially a cake after all and if my kids love anything it's cake!

Sunrise ginger and marmalade sponge

85g margarine
85g caster sugar
2 medium eggs
85g self raising flour
9g chopped stem ginger
85g orange marmalade
Drop of vanilla essence

Place the margarine and sugar in a mixer. Whisk to combine. Scrape down the bowl. 

Add the eggs one at a time while slowly whisking. Whisk in the vanilla.

Slowly add the flour until incorporated.

Add the ginger, then mix on high for two minutes.

Line a pudding bowl with parchment paper.

Bake at 160°C for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.

Heat the marmalade in a saucepan while whisking.

The closest nursing home to me is Sunrise of Purley. Find out more about Taste of Sunrise and find your closest home on the Sunrise website.

Remove the sponge from the bowl. Pour warm marmalade over the sponge.

Let the sponge cool before slicing and serving.

Disclaimer: this post was produced in collaboration with Sunrise Senior Living