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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katycooks's picture
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This cake is dead easy to make (mine came out exactly like the picture). I had lovely compliments from family and friends too, so a total winner!

jobrett's picture
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Amazingly delicious cake.

elizaalice's picture
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I love this cake!!! So easy to make and is absolutely gorgeous!! Instead of dark chocolate on the top I drizzle melted Chocolate Orange and it tastes amazing.

miss_brightside's picture
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I was looking for an easy recipe to bake for a chocolate-orange mad friend coming to visit and stumbled upon this - so glad I did! I coated the top with chocolate instead of drizzling and used the zest of 2 oranges as others had suggested. My friend enjoyed it so much they took the entire cake away with them! Incredibly easy and the slice I tasted was delicious - will definitely be making this again very soon!

blackbird17's picture

Fabulous simple to make cake. Everyone loved it.

elzbietakoziol's picture
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Delicious and easy cake.
I used Cadbury chocolate to drizzle over the cake as we don't like one and used only 100g of sugar.

Try it you'll like it.

lesleymccorry's picture
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Really nice cake, and just like jaffa cakes! Would use more choc on the top next time

jobrett's picture
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This is delicious and so easy. I added in mixed peal giving it that bit extra yummyness. I doubled the mixture, making 2 big cakes and both were gobbled up in no time. :)

kathryndonna's picture
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This really is a lovely cake but as others have commented, it does need the zest of 2 oranges otherwise the orangy flavour gets a bit lost. It also needed an extra 20 minutes in my oven. I found 50g of chocolate is enough to cover the cake rather than just drizzle and that when set it makes it quite hard to cut as the chocolate just shatters. Minor points though as I'll definitely be making it again.

lubby-loo's picture

Super fantastic cake! Very easy to make, tastes g8 & freezes perfectly! Usually make 3 or 4 a t on e time, half each loaf & freeze. Absolutely perfect!! Xx

k-smithy's picture
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Wonderful and so moist! I've just baked 2 more. Definitely the easiest cake to bake ever.

westzoe's picture
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I made this twice in one week it was such a hit! Easy to make and tasty. Great for Kids and Adults a like.

caholeene's picture
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I had really high expectations of this cake from the look of it and all of the comments but i was bit dissapointed.

I like citrus cakes to have a lot of 'zing'and felt this cake lacked it.

I might try again with zest of 2 oranges in the cake mix. or maybe with a lemon glaze to give that kick.

marzipanfeind's picture
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Lovely, but only worth 5 stars with my additions...
1. Mix some Cointreau into the orange drizzle
2. Make some chocolate butter icing with more cocoa powder than usual so it's really dark. And some more Cointreau in there too. Cut the cooled cake right across horizontally and vertically and stick it back together again with the icing (like a Battenburg).
3. Cover the cake (rather than drizzle) with chocolate and pipe a message or other decoration with white icing (made with Cointreau!)
4. Serve to tipsy people at a Chinese New Year party.

6dinnersid's picture
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Delicious and so easy. Family favourite with a cuppa!

claireconnellan's picture
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really straightforward recipe and I even impressed the in-laws with this one!

aeggault's picture
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Excellent cake, very easy, lovely and moist. Disappeared all too quickly!

lekkerkos's picture
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First made this cake earlier this year and I've made it many times since, sometimes with chocolate topping, sometimes without, depending on occasion. I can now say it always works (even if made with small helpers!), it's absolutely delicious every time :-)

lavender74's picture
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I have made this twice now, once as above and today I tried it with lemon and did it in a 20cm square tin :o) great recipe!!

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