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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cookie85's picture
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I love this cake!! I found that it rose so much in the loaf tin that it deflated and wrinkled a little when I took it out. Now I use a deep, round tin instead and the cake comes out perfectly, tasting even more moist.

joxerp's picture
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This cake is SOOO nice! Super easy would defo recommend making this one!

kittendothroar's picture
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Really lovely tasting sponge with a nice fragrant, orange taste. Will add more orange next time but really enjoyed this. My chocolate wouldn't 'drizzle' so I pasted it instead, and sprinkled over some sugared orange bits, looks good :)

alicia-foodoholic's picture
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Hi all,
Have just finished our dessert of jaffa drizzle cake(recipe suggested a loaf tin didnt have one so used a sandwich tin instead)to accompany the cake we made bitter chocolate icecream, the icecream and cake partnered each other superbly. :)

beth82's picture
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Very tasty, moist and perfect with a cup of tea!! I have made it twice so far and will be making again!

kat1903's picture
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Made this a couple of days ago - it all went within minutes! Instead of drizzling chocolate over the cake, I put a whole packet of dark chocolate chips into the cake batter - it was delicious! Really easy to make, will definitely make it again - at school next week for my GCSE's!

trixxi's picture

This has become one of our family favourites!! Sometimes we use it with lemons instead, YUM !! My son loves it so much he has started making it himself (12)!!!

jayce1987's picture
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Very pleased with the outcome, instead of a drizzle of chocolate it got coated - the whole family loved it :)

sarzit's picture

I have made this once and immdeiately sent the recipe to friends - it will be a winner for adults and children alike. So easy to prepare and the chocolate drizzle on the top makes it look that extra bit special (and more importantly makes it taste like a jaffa cake!). Probably took a little longer to cook than the recipe stated, but I kept checking and the top didn't burn or overcook.

lesley1142's picture
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I used a round 20" cake tin for this recipe and it worked fine. I also added lemon zest to the orange and also a 'splash' of Cointreau to enhance orangy flavour. I did find the cake started to burn on the top after around 20 mins, but I couldn't taste it once I'd covered the top completely with melted dark chocolate which was very yummy! By the way, this cake tasted even better the next day, the orange flavour really came out (you have to hide cake so it doesn't get eaten before then!!).

clareevans's picture
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I never got chance to taste this cake as my husband took the two cakes that I made last night to work with him. i am assured by him and his colleagues that this cake is absolutely delicious and from them starting work at 7.00am this morning, they had eaten both cakes by 8.45am! They've also asked me to make two more! I made this cake in my food processor rather than messing about with a hand mixer and they both rose perfectly. Looks like I will be making this cake on a regular basis!!

burrod01's picture

I have made this cake twice now, we all love it. A family favourite

rvl100's picture
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I made this cake last night and it is delicious! I used the zest of 2 oranges, and the cake was very moist. I cooked it for 50 minutes.
I used milk chocolate instead of dark and worked just as well. Delicious and very quick to make!!

tinselworm's picture
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Wow this cake is fantastic. Took me back to having Jaffa Cakes and Milky Tea at my Nan's on a sunday. My Nephew who's two ate 2 slices and me and my partner finnished off the rest. Yum!
I used the zest from 2 oranges as they looked a little wrinkly and past their best!

sschuler's picture
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I made this orange cake today without the chocolate topping. All I can say is this is a 5 stars cake, it tastes absolutely gorgeous and very moist. My husband even suggested me to sell this cake at the office!! Try this recipe, you will not regret! I promise :)

donnabennallack's picture

the best cake i`ve ever made. superb recipe it looked just like the picture. it did`nt last long though

emmawemma's picture
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Yummy - and so easy to do. What more can i say?

beetlebug190683's picture
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This cake was really easy to make. The end result was amazing, it was mosit, orangy & had chocolate on it - what more do you want?? The only thing i found was that after using an electric whisk to mix, the orange zest had stuck to the whisks, so always check them - because you may be loosing essential orangeness!!!!

julianaiwg's picture
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Lovely. Just wanted to also reiterate that the microwave should be at MEDIUM. It was my first attempt at melting in this way, and I had it on high -- it all burnt & I had to start again (and air out the kitchen!). Also, for non-UK cooks, "self-rising flour" is about 2 cups / 194 gr flour, 2 teaspoons / 6 gr baking powder, 1/2 t salt.

angfen's picture
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Delicious!!!

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