Marmite Cake

Hey friends! I hope that you are all having a lovely weekend! In my recent post, I mentioned that my one sister loves Marmite cake. My aunt read the post and wanted to know what it was. I decided to share the recipe today. It was given to us many years ago by a lovely Afrikaans lady and we have made it many times since.

For you people who don’t know what Marmite is, it is made from yeast extract and is a dark brown paste that us South Africans like to put on our toast and crackers! It is difficult to describe the taste. You will either love it or hate it! The best I can come up with is that it has a slightly salty, meaty taste. Australians have a similar version called Vegemite.

This cake is actually very nice, just the right balance between sweet and salty!

Try it out and let me know what you think!

Marmite Cake

1 tbs Marmite

 1tbs butter

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1 cup milk

1 1/2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

Beat the Marmite, butter, sugar, milk and egg together. Add the dry ingredients and mix together.

Bake at 180 deg Celsius for 20 mins or until your skewer comes out clean.


Melt 4 tbs butter with 2 tbs Marmite together.

Pour over the cake.

Grate enough cheese to cover the cake. Put it back into the oven on grill until the cheese is melted and crispy.


I hope that you enjoyed this recipe.

Comment below if you like Marmite or have tried this cake before!

  1. Roxanne, I have notheard of this cake but it looks delicious! I will have to try this out.

    1. Thanks! Awesome, do you get Marmite in the States? Much love x

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