Jaffa drizzle loaf

Jaffa drizzle loaf

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(117 ratings)

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 (158)

katy_mo's picture

i doubled the orange zest and skewered the cake. it tasted just like jaffa cake!

bellscook's picture

Absolutely love this cake! It's the children's favorite and just so easy to make! I made it for a weekend treat as it stays well and I take it with me as a gift when visiting people. The cake is lovely and moist but i do keep it in the loaf tin for several hours as before I have taken it out too soon and it fell apart.

twedds84's picture

Easy, tasty and winning recipe. Making my second one already. I have learnt it does require the 50 mins to bake.

deborahwilliams's picture

A great recipe for a very light cake - even better than Tana Ramsay's lemon drizzle cake - next time i'll try it with lemons.

lurvlyloz's picture

Was incredibly simple. Was dubious about how simple it was due to not being an experience baker but turned out really well. i think i maybe put a little bit too much juice over the top but that just made it more refreshing. Will Definitely make again

montserrat's picture

Really east and fast.. the chocolate frosting on top is a must to finish & complement the cake. Thank you Mary for the recipe.

lekkerkos's picture

Delicious, very easy, everyone loved it. Have already made it several times in the space of a few days! :-) I made it both with and without chocolate - with the chocolate topping the cake is very good and different, good for coffee or as desert with ice cream - without chocolate is great, light and lower fat and very very tasty. I can see this will become a firm favourite! (But then Mary Cadoggan's recipes are always a winner!)

andiet's picture

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

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

lovely cake! and so easy! may add a bit more orange next time.

fancypants76's picture

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

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

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


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