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)

eleanormayo's picture

Fantastic cake and really quick to throw together.

sherlocksmate's picture

Hi and thanks for the recipe.

As a novice I really enjoy looking at these fabulous recipes and trying them out, however, become totally frustrated when information is omitted.

Yes everything is easy when you know how!

Please would someone advise on the quantity of baking powder is used???
1 teaspoon?, 1cup?, 1 bucket? yes it must a silly question to some.

mother_ship's picture

I made this to take away for the weekend when we went to a friend's house, it travelled well and everyone loved it!
I did put extra chocolate on top which was lovely but made it hard to slice neatly, oh well, just have to have extra chunky slices!

skinnylynn's picture

This recipe is years and years old. My mum used to make this beautiful cake many many years ago. It comes from an old Family Circle magazine! Remember that one!

pickledonionuk's picture

Hi I just tried this with 2 zests of lemon. wow it tastes even better!!!

pickledonionuk's picture

cor what a winner!!!

Although the baking powder quantity was not stated, i used a teaspoon which worked ok. I also added a teaspoon of marmalade to the orange topping.

paglesham's picture

This was an amazing cake. I took it to work and everyone loved it. I will definately make it again, but will probably use the zest of two oranges instead of one

bcnfoodie's picture

I made it for a pile of Spaniards who loved it and exclaimed that it was evident that I now understand the Spanish cuisine and psyche! I've been asked to make it again this week - I think I'll make two this time!

superstar0803's picture

This was great, everyone loved it! I made it without the chocolate topping and it stilll tasted really nice. It looked amazing, and i'll definitely make it again and again.

didisummer's picture

I used more chocolate than stated and used it to cover the top of the cake completely instead of drizzling it. Yum! Yum !

janjam's picture

Lovely and so easy, a firm family favourite.

raslanuf1's picture

fantastic cake and so easy to bake. made my own jaffa filling so it tastes even better, just like a jaffa biscuit now. used the juice of two oranges sweetended with one tablespoon of sugar until disolved and used two tablespoons of shreadless marmalade from marks and spencers. used arrowroot to thicken it up . split the cake in two and spread the mixture in between the layers. voila! jaffa cake !! so much better. everyone enjoys it more now. drizzled green and blacks dark choc over the top to finish it off.

aileenlacey's picture

Love this cake - even the children loved it and love to make it too

aileenlacey's picture

Love this cake - even the children loved it and love to make it too

nicolerobinson's picture

Lovely cake , a family favorite.

TSO's picture

I made this for a coffee morning, and was complemented on how great it tasted.

piemaker's picture

very good & easy works well with lemon instead of orange

deb007's picture

Really tasty and easy. Now a family favourite.

ragennelson's picture

Really good, and so easy, probably the easiest cake I've made in a long time.


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