Prep 20 mins
Cook 55 mins
Jaffa cakes are a wonderful cakey sort of cookie (it is often debated if it is a cake or a cookie) that is very popular in the UK. They are made up of an orange cake base and a chocolate top. I saw this recipe in a UK cooking magazine for a giant jaffa cake drizzle loaf and knew I had to make it. I am so glad I did because this is a wonderful cake that I now get asked to make frequently.
- 5 ounces butter, softened
- 7 ounces self-raising flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 200 g caster sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 6 tablespoons milk
- 1 large orange, finely grated zest of
- 3 tablespoons orange juice
- 1 1⁄2 ounces caster sugar
- 1 1⁄2 ounces dark chocolate
- Preheat 350 dgrees.
- 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.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes, 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.
- Break up the chocolate and melt over a pan of simmering water or in the microwave on Medium for 1-2 minutes.
- Drizzle over the cake and leave to set.