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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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!!!

gingerchick2's picture
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big hit all round. probably will use either milk chocolate to top next time or a lower cocoa dark chocolate.

sparks's picture
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Amazing dessert, really easy to make! I used the zest from two oranges instead of just one for a more powerfull flavour. Also, it only took 30 min to bake, not 55. I guess it depends on the oven.

chilipeppers's picture

I m a cake lover and this one tasted so good. It is so easy to do and definitly will not last long.

helentoller's picture

This is really nice. I have made it twice now and everyone loved it. I have also made a different version; using lemons instead of orange and white chocolate rather then dark...I think I liked this one even more!!

peskypeeza's picture
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Love, love, love this cake! It is very similar in taste to jaffa cakes, only a whole lot more moist. Have done the topping with and without orange juice - good both ways. Have made it for OH's work a few times due to popular request.
Only point to note is that it takes longer to cook than recipe states but it's highly likely I'm not using the correct sized loaf tin.

goodfoodbinder's picture

I used 180g sugar and zest of 2 oranges(because I thought 200g was a lot what with adding the syrup, and I like orange flavour cakes) and it tasted delicious. Very easy , liked by all and will bake again.

stoofadoof's picture
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this is brill and really easy... put topping on the first time i made but have never bothered since. yum

lilina's picture
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Didnt have enough of an orange/jaffa kick for me, so i cut it in half and spread marmalade through it. Wonder if a little orange blossom water in the cake mix would help it along, will try next time. Very good texture and the choc works great.

cnoble's picture
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I've been making this cake for a couple of years now and it never fails. It's easy to make and alsways tastes great. I use milk rather than dark chocolate though.

aylinatac's picture
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Perfect taste, everybody loved it in my family. Thanks for this great recipe!

kernowcook's picture

I found this a really easy and quick cake to make, omitted the chocolate topping as lack of time. It was really refreshing and moist. Will def be making again!

frolo743's picture
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This is SO good! Am thinking I'll add some plain choc chips & a little more orange zest or even some marmalade next time.

montserrat's picture
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Apologies.. forgot to rate it earlier. Am giving it 5 stars!

montserrat's picture
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I was abit skeptical when it seemed so easy to make.. wow, it was good.. the cake texture was different ie. it's coarser and I was wondering about it.. why it tasted abit like sugee cake.. then realised it's because of the grated orange zest. Yum! The chocolate drizzle really made the cake more special. Will definitely make it again cos they loaves came out just like the picture above! Really impressive and they thought it's difficult to make. Thank you Mary for the receipe!

brandnew889's picture

Absolutely loved this cake! Easy to make and tasted delicious! Went down very well with work colleagues who have asked when I'll be making it again!

thisxgirl's picture
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I've made this cake for birthdays, friends and where I work several times, and everybody asks for another slice and the recipe. Make two. I use the zest of two oranges for the cake mixture, and then the juice of both oranges for the finishing drizzle mix; people comment that it's got more of an orange flavour than most orange cakes they've had but it's not overly zingy. Sometimes I melt more chocolate to spread over the top of the cake instead of drizzle. I suppose these preferences lie in whether you want a more rich cake or a lighter tea cake.

mastad's picture

Hi thanks for the recipe, but what is the difference between golden caster sugar and regular old sugar?

nicholaking62's picture
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This was really easy to do and tasted great. It needed a little bit longer in the oven I found and I spread a chocolate topping all over rather than drizzling

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