Baking, Recipes

Chocolate Orange Loafcake

If you like Jaffa Cakes, you will love this chocolate and orange drizzle cake! The recipe was slightly adapted from @bbcgoodfood by doubling the orange zest quantity and adding fresh orange juice when serving.

orange cake


140 grams softened unsalted butter
200 grams self raising flour
1.5 teaspoons baking powder
3 large eggs
6 tablespoons milk
200 grams golden caster sugar
zest of two large oranges / three medium oranges
6 tablespoons orange juice (for drizzle)
50g golden caster sugar (for drizzle)
50 grams dark chocolate (for drizzle)

  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. Drizzle over the cake and leave to set.

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