Jaffa Cake


125 g (4 oz) butter
3/4 cup caster sugar
grated rind of 1 orange
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
1/3 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons grated chocolate
2 tablespoons chopped, blanched almonds to decorate

for the chocolate glace icing

3/4 cup icing sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon butter
1 tablespoon boiling water


1. Beat butter, sugar and orange rind until light and fluffy.

2. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

3. Sift flour and fold in alternately with orange juice.

4. Blend in grated chocolate.

5. Turn into a greased and floured baba mould or ring cake tin and bake in a moderate oven 180-190°C (350-375°F) for 45 to 50 minutes or until cake shrinks from sides of tin.

6. Turn out onto a wire rack and cool.

7. Pour icing on top and let it dribble down sides.

8. Sprinkle with chopped almonds.

for the chocolate glace icing

1. Sift icing sugar and cocoa into a heatproof bowl, add butter and pour boiling water onto butter.

2. Blend until combined, place over boiling water and stir for 1 minute until icing melts.

3. Do not overheat as icing will go dull when it sets on cake.

What did you think?

26 people have helped to review this recipe. Thankyou!

Jaffa Cake
posted by simisimple @ 04:21AM, 2/23/07
This recipe is unique and simple to prepare. I love it! And it tastes great.
Not the real thing!
posted by Chef Stef @ 10:10AM, 8/25/07
From what I know, Jaffa Cakes are spongey and soft english biscuits topped with a layer of orange jelly and a thin layer of dark chocolate.
Stop with the messing already
posted by chefcakey @ 05:02AM, 2/23/08
""From what i know Jaffa Cakes are an english type of biscuits (spongy, soft ones) toped with a layer of orange jelly and on top a thin layer of dark chocolate."" agreed, iv been making jaffa cake cakes for years! based on the above comment. peeps need to stop trying to change things, if it aint broken dont fix it.
A very good alternative!!
posted by Debs, uk @ 04:14PM, 4/29/08
I am the true brit jaffa cake expert (well i'll trade anything and anyone just for one!!! LOL) and after trying out this recipe 4 times it is definitely a close second to ours!!! well done and thanks for sharing!! :)
posted by francesca @ 12:01PM, 1/13/09
Jaffa cakes are so simple and easy to make and they taste just great!!!!!!
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