Jaffa drizzle loaf

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 55 mins

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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

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per slice

  • kcal410
  • fat19g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs57g
  • sugars37g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.88g
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  • 140g butter, softened



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  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 11⁄2 tsp baking powder
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  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 3 large egg



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  • 6 tbsp milk



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  • finely grated zest 1 large orange



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To finish

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


  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.

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Comments (159)

Davison.heather@gmail.com's picture

I add a little orange liquor to the drizzle for an adult version

Hrgoodey's picture

Lovely cake! On the recommendations of others I use the zest of two oranges & love the intense orangey flavour. The cake is light & moist & a big hit whenever I make it.

martus's picture

Very nice, but I prefer a classic lemon drizzle. Even though I limited sugar to 170g, it felt slightly sickly after a while. Also, even though I grated zest of 2 oranges, it still had a very mild orange flavour.

choccie_123's picture

Made this several times and it's always a hit with friends who share it.

m_cazaly's picture

Lovely cake. Absolutely delicious. Have added a tablespoon of marmalade to the orange juice and sugar. Definitely a winner with friends and family.

Jules1909's picture

Great birthday cake.

MinnieD's picture

After reading the comments I also used the zest of two oranges and used slightly more dark chocolate (green & blacks) for the topping. The cake tasted just like a Jaffa cake and was lovely and moist. I baked mine in a fan oven for around 50 mins. Such an easy recipe and one I will definitely be using again!

MinnieD's picture

I used the zest of two oranges after reading the comments and used more than 50g of dark chocolate (green&blacks) . The cake turned out beautiful and tasted just like a Jaffa cake. I will definitely be baking this again, such a easy yet delicious recipe!

clairesut57's picture

Beautiful cake, added the zest of 2 Oranges as other had suggested and turned out perfectly. Sponge was light and moist, will definitely make again.

bel1965's picture

I used zest of 2 oranges and 100g of bournville so it wasn't too intense.
I also made up an orange jelly and poured it onto a baking sheet, then when set i cut a rectangle out big enough to cover top of cake, stuck it down with apricot jam and then spread the chocolate all over the top...Absolutely stunning and just like a proper jaffa cake!

cottonball40's picture

Baked mine in the loaf tin and the cake came out like the picture. Taste: Yummy! I used rind of 2 navel oranges, reduce sugar to 180g. I baked it one day ahead of the party so that I need not rush. I like more chocolate on the cake so I use 100g of dark chocolate with 50g of sugar for the drizzle. Result: It is all snapped up at the party, gone within the hour!

MrsAngelcake's picture

Mine is in the oven and it looks amazing! The house smells so good I have had to open the windows....just to make the neighbours jealous!!!! Going to try it with limes next time.....chocolate and limes. One of my fave combinations!

debattistaster's picture

Made this cake over and over again, really big hit with the family! Poked the cake allover with a toothpick and instead of pouring the orange juice syrup on top warmed some marmalade and poured that instead. Brushed with 3 or 4 layers of melted dark chocolate. YUMM!!!

xmorpheus's picture

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

abident's picture

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

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


Questions (2)

Viki223's picture

Hi can I use brown sugar instead of caster sugar?

goodfoodteam's picture

The recipe will taste slightly different to the original as the flavour of the sugar will mask a little of the orange flavour, but in turn it will add richness too.

Tips (1)

hannahsxx's picture

I've found stabbing the cake (not a violent as it sounds) before adding the orange juice and sugar gives the cake a stronger orange flavour and overall a moister more tangy cake.