Jaffa drizzle loaf

Jaffa drizzle loaf

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 55 mins

Skill level

Moderately easy

Servings

Cuts into 8-10 slices

If you like Jaffa Cakes, you’ll love the moist, fruity cake. It will keep for a week, but it’s unlikely to last that long

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per slice

kcalories
410
protein
6g
carbs
57g
fat
19g
saturates
11g
fibre
1g
sugar
37g
salt
0.88g

Ingredients

  • 140g butter, softened
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 11⁄2 tsp baking powder
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 6 tbsp milk
  • finely grated zest 1 large orange

To finish

  • 3 tbsp orange juice
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 50g dark chocolate

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line the base of a 1.2-litre loaf tin. Put all the cake ingredients into a bowl and beat with a hand whisk or wooden spoon for 3-5 mins, until light and fluffy. Spoon the mix into the tin and level the top.
  2. Bake for 40-50 mins, until golden brown and firm to the touch. Meanwhile, heat the orange juice and sugar gently in a small pan, stirring until dissolved. When the cake is cooked, remove it from the oven and spoon over the orange mix. Leave to cool in the tin, then remove and cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. Break up the chocolate and melt over a pan of simmering water or in the microwave on Medium for 1-2 mins. Drizzle over the cake and leave to set.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2006

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xmorpheus's picture

Made this with blood orange and it's lovely - so easy to make as well - highly recommend :)

abident's picture
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Simple, easy to make and tasty. It is perfect for tea time. I used the zest of 2 oranges, and 100g dark chocolate for the topping.
I would definitely make this one again.

sarahgriff1's picture

So easy and so yummy! Highly recommend this cake!

dawnll's picture

Made this cake for a cake sale, sold out really quickly and have been asked for the recipe. tasted really great but used the zest of 2 oranges

ninag's picture
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Lovely cake easy to make, does need the extra orange zest, i covered the top with melted chocolate orange as well, really made a difference, already been asked to make again.

looney's picture

This cake is so simple yet so tasty, moist and has an awesome texture. Love it! May try with the extra zest as others have suggested.

morgsh's picture

A big hit with everyone

morgsh's picture

A big hit with everyone

morgsh's picture

A big hit with everyone

morgsh's picture

A big hit with everyone

morgsh's picture

A big hit with everyone

morgsh's picture

A big hit with everyone

corinnecrane's picture
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Beautifully moist cake and so easy to make! I'll probably add the zest of two oranges next time to make it more orangey :-)

tormcr's picture
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Really good recipe, my tin was on the larger side, next time I will put in the zest of three oranges just for the extra zing. I am tempted to try the Orange Marmalade in the middle or perhaps even towards the top, finishing it with a chocolate ganache. This is a lovely recipe and liked by all!

undercoverangel's picture

This was a hit with the whole family. I made one with dark chocolate and the other with Terry's chocolate orange, the Terry's complimented it greatly.

ctfh79's picture

Yum yum yum yum yum! Great recipe, really easy to make. Ooh and one more thing.....
Yum!

miss_brightside's picture
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I've tried this recipe as a loaf, a round cake and this weekend tries cupcakes - I have to say the latter were my favourite! The ingredients provided enough for 12 cupcakes and as with previous attempts I zested 2 oranges instead of one. I filled each cupcake to 2/3 then added half a teaspoon of orange marmalade before covering with more cake mixture. They took around 45 mins to bake (as above) and once cooled I melted 100g dark chocolate and topped each cake - hey presto they were home-made Jaffa cakes! The marmalade fell out of the bottom of a few but they were absolutely delicious and have kept very moist. Will definitely make these again!

chockagirl's picture
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Yummy cake! I made it following the recipe, and think I'd add some juice to the mix or more zest as it wasn't quite orangy enough for me.
Also the first time I made it I used a 1lb cake tin by mistake. You definitly need a 21lb!

sarahb1973's picture
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I've made this a few times now - both as a loaf and as cupcakes. Both worked really well and it never lasts very long as quickly devoured.

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