Jaffa drizzle loaf

Jaffa drizzle loaf

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(123 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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Ingredients

  • 140g butter, softened
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  • 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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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.

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Sally Bakes
6th Sep, 2017
5.05
Easy, light and yummy! Also used 2 oranges.
Twinklebum99
15th Feb, 2017
5.05
This cake is absolutely delicious. Really easy and tasty
alisondavey
30th Jan, 2017
5.05
This recipe was exactly what I was looking for! It's just cooling now and looks absolutely gorgeous. I did as others had suggested and reduced the sugar down to 180 g but will probably reduce further next time. I used icing sugar for the syrup on top as that's how I make my lemon drizzle cakes and I like the crunchy 'shell' you get with that. Also I used Green & Blacks orange chocolate but grated it very finely and sprinkled it on top of the cake once the syrup had soaked in. Taking it into work tomorrow, doubt it'll last long!
Davison.heather...
17th Sep, 2016
I add a little orange liquor to the drizzle for an adult version
Hrgoodey
19th Jul, 2016
5.05
Lovely cake! On the recommendations of others I use the zest of two oranges & love the intense orangey flavour. The cake is light & moist & a big hit whenever I make it.
martus
22nd Apr, 2016
2.55
Very nice, but I prefer a classic lemon drizzle. Even though I limited sugar to 170g, it felt slightly sickly after a while. Also, even though I grated zest of 2 oranges, it still had a very mild orange flavour.
choccie_123
17th Jan, 2016
5.05
Made this several times and it's always a hit with friends who share it.
m_cazaly
11th Jul, 2015
5.05
Lovely cake. Absolutely delicious. Have added a tablespoon of marmalade to the orange juice and sugar. Definitely a winner with friends and family.
Jules1909
8th Jun, 2015
5.05
Great birthday cake.
MinnieD
21st Dec, 2014
5.05
After reading the comments I also used the zest of two oranges and used slightly more dark chocolate (green & blacks) for the topping. The cake tasted just like a Jaffa cake and was lovely and moist. I baked mine in a fan oven for around 50 mins. Such an easy recipe and one I will definitely be using again!

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Pauline Wan
11th Oct, 2017
I am not familiar with 1.2l loaf pan. Is that equivalent to a 2lb loaf tin or 9x5" loaf pan? Would aporeciate if you could advice me of the loaf pan measurements. Thank you!
Davison.heather...
24th May, 2017
Does anyone know if this freezes? Many thanks
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goodfoodteam
29th May, 2017
Thanks for your question. Yes you can! Our freezable recipes are marked with a blue star above the nutrition figures at the top of the recipe. Hope this helps in future.
Viki223
26th Feb, 2016
Hi can I use brown sugar instead of caster sugar?
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goodfoodteam
28th Apr, 2016
The recipe will taste slightly different to the original as the flavour of the sugar will mask a little of the orange flavour, but in turn it will add richness too.
hannahsxx
29th Apr, 2014
3.8
I've found stabbing the cake (not a violent as it sounds) before adding the orange juice and sugar gives the cake a stronger orange flavour and overall a moister more tangy cake.