Jaffa Cake

Jaffa Cakes are a cross between cake and cookie in my mind. Introduced by McVite as a commercial product way back in 1927 they get their name from the Jaffa oranges.

Jaffa Cake

They are essentially small sponge cakes with orange marmalade and chocolate sauce. I first ate them many years ago when an aunt got it from me from London and since then I have almost been addicted. The combination of Chocolate and orange works so well for me and some days when I am in a mood I add a little Cointreau to the melting chocolate and gosh u have totally irresistible bites

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This is a recipe I adapted from Jamie Oliver and it is absolutely fool proof. Works like wonders and it is so easy it is not funny (see a pattern in my recipes, I always pick easy ones :P )

Jaffa Cakes are a cross between cake and cookie in my mind. Introduced by McVite as a commercial product way back in 1927 they get their name from the Jaffa oranges. They are essentially small sponge cakes with orange marmalade and chocolate sauce. I first ate them many years ago when an aunt got it...

Homemade Jaffa Cakes

Summary

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  • Coursedessert
  • Cuisinebritish
  • Yield12 s 12
  • Cooking Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Preparation Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Total Time40 minutesPT0H40M
  • Passive Time15 minutes

Ingredients

For the cake base
Egg
1
Castor sugar
50 grams (1/4 cup)
All purpose flour
65 grams (1/2 cup)
Vanilla extract
1 tsp
Orange zest
1 tsp
Butter for greasing
For the filling
Orange marmalade
100 gms
For the topping
Dark chocolate
50 gms
Water
1 tsp
Orange zest
1 tsp

Steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C.
  2. Using a electric beater, whisk together egg and sugar till light and creamy. Add flour, orange zest and vanilla while taking care not to collapse the batter
  3. In greased mini tart moulds, add about 1 tbsp of batter each.
  4. Bake in the pre heated oven for 8-10 minutes. Set aside for cooling
  5. Once cool, demould and slice the cake in two thin halves horizontally.
  6. In a heavy bottom saucepan, gently heat the orange marmalade till it is slightly melted and spreadable. Pour one tsp in the middle of the cut cakes
  7. In the microwave or double boiler, melt together chocolate, water and orange zest. Pour over the orange marmalade and set aside for setting for 5 minutes and then pop the whole thing in your mouth for a medley of flavours.

PS : Phone pictures again since the SD card is still misbehaving, I have a very pretty picture clicked of this. Sob sob

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