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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andiet's picture
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Made this last night, after a bit of a cake craving. What can I say, apart from yummy and I'll be making this again. The only thing that went wrong, was that I took it out of the oven before it was cooked - it was getting quite dark - which meant that it sunk, but that didn't impair the flavour. And when I told my husband that it was supposed to last a few days, he laughed and had some more.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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Really easy to make and turned out really well. I would like the cake to taste more "orangey" though to balance the dark chocolate so would use 2 oranges next time.

sybbie's picture
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lovely cake! and so easy! may add a bit more orange next time.

fancypants76's picture
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Not much to add really, this is the most moreish delicious cake I've ever made with the bonus of it also being the easiest! My mixture was v wet and I thought it would be a problem but all turned out fine. I also skewered the cake before adding the syrup which obv helped with the moistness! YUM.

carolyn12's picture
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Easy recipe and very nice cake.

vickyhoughton's picture

A great and very simple recipe to follow. I doubled the mixture easily to make two. The kids enyoed helping and as it almost a basic sponge recipe, they could follow the plan too. I like the strong orange flavour so did double the orange in the recipe too

Lilyloobs's picture

This cake is fabulous!!! I'm not a huge fan of cakes, but with the amazing result I got out from this recipe I went back for 2nds!!! I used 2 oranges for this, melted and poured a whole bar of Green & Blacks dark chocolate bar over the cake and left to set. Superb and sooo easy to make :0) next time I make this I may even skewer the cake so when I pour over the glaze it goes more into the cake to give it a bit more of an orange kick! Enjoy

suzannedorgan's picture

Slightly sunken cake but devine nonetheless. Will definetly be making this again :-)

suzannedorgan's picture

Yeah, my cake sank in the middle too and also took an hour to bake.
I used a 2Lb loaf tin...maybe that was it.

suzannedorgan's picture

@ Finder, if you like that soaked, moist type of citrus cake - check out Nigella Lawson's Lemon Syrup Loaf. You will love it. I make it all the time and the taste gets better as the days go on:-)

finder's picture

@ Jazpa I found the cake was still soft at 40 mins (in a fan oven at 160) but left it in for the extra 10 plus couple more mins for the door opening at 40 - at which time the skewer came out clean and the cake was firm. Best in baking to keep an eye on the time as in the instruction but be guided my the actual cake as all ovens vary.

Mines just out the oven and now cooling - though raging at myself after reading Yummy Mummy post that I didn't read it before I spooned over the mixture as it would have made a difference!

suzannedorgan's picture

I am sure you can put a few drops of good quality orange extract to the chocolate drizzle to give it that extra kick.

sawajm's picture
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Made this a few times now and had rave reviews every time. Thinking about trying it with lemon rather than orange next time

mother_ship's picture
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@ Jazpa, Hi I've made this recipe on several occasions and not had a problem with the oven temp, are you sure your oven isn't faulty or could someone have opened the door too soon? Better luck next time!

jazpami's picture
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What a failure, the temperature given was clearly far too low and the result was a sticky sunken mess that fell to bits.

jazpami's picture
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What a failure, the temperature given was clearly far too low and the result was a sticky sunken mess that fell to bits.

yummymummy13's picture
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Made this cake for work & it went down a treat! Before spooning over the orange juice mixture, I skewered the cake all over & this made the cake really moist.
Very easy to make may try with lemons next time.

fmlfml's picture
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I absolutely loved making this, and my friends enjoyed eating it. I am going to use in a food tech lesson, however replace the chocolate with oranges. I hope it goes well! Thanks BBC :D

bear030303's picture
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I'm a true 'foodie' but am rubbish when it comes to baking cakes....until now... I made this cake for family and friends who were very impressed (they have tasted my cakes before!!!!) and they loved it, even asking for more :)
and instead of using just plain chocolate I used 2 x 100g 'Lindt excellence orange intense' chocolate and covered the whole cake which worked really well with the orange flavoured sponge and I think next time I am going to try a small drop of cointreau in to the orange syrup mixture to give it a bit more 'kick'

emma09's picture
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I've made this a few times now for work and friends and everyone loves it. It always dissapears very quickly and my hubby always seems to love me more when I make it!!

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