Choc-Orange Jaffa Cake
Monday, 20th December 2010, 19:11

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Needing a cake for a farewell party, and needing to use up some oranges before a weekend away, I made this tempting Jaffa Cake. Now, I'm not a huge fan of Jaffa's, but I like a choc orange combination in pastries and cakes, and it is definitely a pretty foolproof combination when you have a lovely zesty orange cake topped with rich chocolate icing and a mound of chocolates.
Choc-Orange Jaffa Cake
The cake recipe is taken from "The Country Show Cookbook" - lovely recipes that require simple pantry basics that seem to turn out beautiful cakes every time.
This is the recipe for Shirley's Orange Cake.
You will need one large orange, unsalted butter, caster sugar, 2 eggs, milk and self-raising flour. You probably have all this on hand right now so what are you waiting for?
Choc-Orange Jaffa Cake
Preheat your oven to 180°c.
Cream together 125g unsalted butter with ¾ cup caster sugar until light and fluffy.
Choc-Orange Jaffa Cake
Mix in the rind of the orange and a decent hand squeeze of juice from one half. Eat the other half, it's good for you and will balance out the half bag of Jaffa's you will eat later...
Choc-Orange Jaffa Cake
Beat in 2 eggs one at a time, then ½ cup of milk. At this stage the mix will resemble half cooked scrambled eggs and you will wonder where you have gone wrong.
Choc-Orange Jaffa Cake
Choc-Orange Jaffa Cake
Don't panic, just add 1¾ cup self-raising flour and stir in 2 tablespoons cold water and the mix will suddenly be thick and smooth.
Choc-Orange Jaffa Cake
Choc-Orange Jaffa Cake
Spoon into a 20cm round tin; as the mix is thick and fluffly push the mix a bit away from the center towards the edge to allow the cake to rise evenly.
Choc-Orange Jaffa Cake
Bake for 30-40mins until golden on top.
Allow to cool and then decorate.

I topped my cake with a store bought (I keep on hand for when I am pushed for time, but you can make any basic frosting) vanilla frosting to which I added a generous tablespoon of good quality cocoa and a squeeze of orange juice.
Choc-Orange Jaffa Cake
Then I bashed up a generous handful of Jaffa's with a rolling pin in zip lock bag.
Choc-Orange Jaffa Cake
Sprinkle on top and you have a lovely, simple choc-orange temptation.
Choc-Orange Jaffa Cake
I can't say how it tasted in the end, because I made it for a party I wasn't attending, but from "sampling" the various components individually, they all tasted pretty awesome. :D

1Looks yummy!!
by Amanda on Dec 22nd @ 01:14pm

2I made this cake for my sons birthday earlier in the year and it worked brilliantly and tasted great. Thanks for a great recipe
by Lanai on Oct 9th @ 06:21am

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