Jaffa drizzle loaf

Jaffa drizzle loaf

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(122 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 eggs



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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
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  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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30th Mar, 2013
This was a hit with the whole family. I made one with dark chocolate and the other with Terry's chocolate orange, the Terry's complimented it greatly.
26th Feb, 2013
Yum yum yum yum yum! Great recipe, really easy to make. Ooh and one more thing..... Yum!
6th Nov, 2012
I've tried this recipe as a loaf, a round cake and this weekend tries cupcakes - I have to say the latter were my favourite! The ingredients provided enough for 12 cupcakes and as with previous attempts I zested 2 oranges instead of one. I filled each cupcake to 2/3 then added half a teaspoon of orange marmalade before covering with more cake mixture. They took around 45 mins to bake (as above) and once cooled I melted 100g dark chocolate and topped each cake - hey presto they were home-made Jaffa cakes! The marmalade fell out of the bottom of a few but they were absolutely delicious and have kept very moist. Will definitely make these again!
12th Oct, 2012
Yummy cake! I made it following the recipe, and think I'd add some juice to the mix or more zest as it wasn't quite orangy enough for me. Also the first time I made it I used a 1lb cake tin by mistake. You definitly need a 21lb!
2nd Oct, 2012
I've made this a few times now - both as a loaf and as cupcakes. Both worked really well and it never lasts very long as quickly devoured.
1st Sep, 2012
So simple but so scrumptious! This cake is more-ishly moist and tantalisingly tangy. I did find the chocolate trickling a bit tricky though - I blogged the recipe, check it out http://www.theannoyedthyroid.com/2012/09/01/jaffa-drizzle-loaf/
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18th Aug, 2012
This cake is dead easy to make (mine came out exactly like the picture). I had lovely compliments from family and friends too, so a total winner!
2nd Aug, 2012
Amazingly delicious cake.
30th Jul, 2012
I love this cake!!! So easy to make and is absolutely gorgeous!! Instead of dark chocolate on the top I drizzle melted Chocolate Orange and it tastes amazing.
5th Jul, 2012
I was looking for an easy recipe to bake for a chocolate-orange mad friend coming to visit and stumbled upon this - so glad I did! I coated the top with chocolate instead of drizzling and used the zest of 2 oranges as others had suggested. My friend enjoyed it so much they took the entire cake away with them! Incredibly easy and the slice I tasted was delicious - will definitely be making this again very soon!


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