Jaffa cake

Jaffa cake


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About this recipe: I've been wondering for ages, how to make a jaffa cake with orange glaze icing? Then I remembered my nan's mum's recipe my mum gave me. This is a lovely chocolate cake, which orange bursts out just at the end! I hope you enjoy!!

Monkeymonkey00 Essex, England, UK

Makes: 1 (20cm) cake

  • For the cake
  • 165g self-raising flour
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 250g sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 170ml milk
  • 125g unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • For the icing
  • 125g icing sugar, sifted
  • 10g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:5min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease a deep 20cm round tin and line the base with baking parchment. Sift the flour and cocoa into a large bowl, then stir in sugar.
  2. Add the egg, milk, melted butter and 1 tablespoon of orange zest and beat with electric beaters for 2 minutes, or until well combined and smooth. Pour into the prepared tin.
  3. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Turn out onto a wire rack and cool for 5 to 6 minutes.
  4. Whilst the cake's cooling, you can begin on the icing. Combine the icing sugar, butter, zest and enough of the juice to make a soft pouring consistency. Stand the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and stir until the icing is smooth and glossy. Remove from the heat. Drizzle over the cake and let it run down the sides.

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Replaced 50mls milk with orange juice to make it bit more orangey. Was a bit heavy so want to try again. Tastes yummy. - 12 Jul 2015

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