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



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 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)

jobrett's picture

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

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

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

westzoe's picture

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

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

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

Delicious and so easy. Family favourite with a cuppa!

Cloiser's picture

really straightforward recipe and I even impressed the in-laws with this one!

aeggault's picture

Excellent cake, very easy, lovely and moist. Disappeared all too quickly!

lekkerkos's picture

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

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!!

taalia81's picture

This tastes amazing and so easy to make too!

alicoton's picture

So easy and so good - I doubled the recipe and cooked 2! Didn't need the full time in my fan forced oven though.

alicoton's picture

So easy and so good - I doubled the recipe and cooked 2! Didn't need the full time in my fan forced oven though.

hevagall's picture

Absolutely gorgeous! I made it with gluten free flour and it was just as tasty and moist as with usual flour. Thoroughly recommend.

mmounsey's picture

Very nice, all my guests loved it the first time I made it, so much so I didn't get any. I made it a second time and ate the whole thing myself, so I can only give it four stars because I felt VERY sick after, not the cakes fault just my greediness!

smorgan's picture

Wow, saw this cake in the original Good Food mag and can't believe I waited so long to make it! Made it last night and couldn't believe how easy it was - kept thinking I'd done something wrong.
I've just tasted it and cannot believe how light and lovely it is. I also added chopped up chocolate to the cake and listened to others so added the rind of 2 oranges to the cake and made quite alot of syrup which I drizzled over (after I'd pierced the cake).

One of the nicest cakes I've made, will definately doing this on a regular basis as it's so quick and easy

tigermoth's picture

I made this to take to a fest, and it was gone inside of ten minutes. Delicious, easy to make and extremely popular!

patchworksue's picture

made this today....was lovely..quick and easy....definitely do it again!


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