Oranges and chocolate are a match made in heaven, particularly in this cake! This Orange and Chocolate Jaffa Cake doesn't need any extra sweetness, because the oranges and chocolate work so well together the cake is sweetened by them! Topped with a delicious chocolate icing, it will be hard to stop at just one piece. Good news: it's freezer friendly even when iced, so it's perfect for making for lunchboxes.
Why you're going to love this recipe
If you're wondering what Jaffa is- it's what we Aussies call the combination of chocolate and orange. If you've ever had a Terry's orange- you know those chocolates that come apart like an orange segment, then you will know what I mean!
Have your cake and eat it too. Enjoy every mouthful. It's a treat, obviously, but it's not as naughty as other cakes. And it's so yummy.
Here's why you're going to love this recipe:
- quick and easy to mix
- perfect flavour combo of orange and chocolate
- no added extra refined sugar
- freezes well
- perfect for lunchboxes
- easy to transport
- super easy icing
- looks so pretty
What goes into the recipe
Don't forget to scroll to the recipe for amounts and full method
- orange- you need the zest and the juice for this recipe, so make sure the orange is a good quality one!
- chocolate chips-I use dark chocolate chips by Callebaut, they have an amazing flavour and are perfect for the cake. you can use whatever chocolate chips you can find, but make sure they are dark chocolate.
- self-raising flour- this is flour with a rising agent already in it. If you don't have any, you can use 2 tsps of baking powder per cup of plain flour.
- chocolate-the chocolate you put on top makes your icing, so you need to choose well, I use this dark cadburys one, or the nestle plaistowe.
- orange- you are only using the zest of this orange, so save the rest for juicing, or eating!
How to make this recipe
I've used a silicone square pan to make this cake, if you don't have one, I recommend either lining, or greasing and flouring your regular tin.
- Melt the butter, then mix all ingredients except the chocolate chips in a large bowl. (Image 1)
- Mix well. (Image 2)
- And the chocolate chips and mix through. (Image 3)
- Pour into your cake pan. (Image 4)
- Smooth the top and bake for 40 minutes at 180 degrees celsius. (355F) (Image 5)
- Melt the chocolate- I use the microwave. (Image 6)
- Smooth the chocolate all over the top of the cake. (Image 7)
- Sprinkle on the oragne zest. (Image 8)
Expert Tips and FAQs
I've used a silicone square pan to make this cake, if you don't have one, I recommend either lining, or greasing and flouring your regular tin. The one I use is this bake master one, it's 20cm square and 5 cm deep.
I use a zester. You can't go wrong with microplane brand, their tools are awesome. I have this one from Amazon (affiliate link).
You can, but the dark chocolate works really well with the orange and the cake my end up too sweet if you use milk chocolate.
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Jaffa Cake- Orange and Chocolate Cake
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups of self raising flour
- 1 cup of milk
- 125 grams of butter melted
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla paste
- zest of one orange
- juice of one orange
- ¾ cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 cup dark cooking chocolate
- zest of one orange
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (355F)
- Combine all ingredients except the chocolate chips for the cake in a large bowl.
- Mix to get out any lumps.
- Add the chocolate chips and stir through.
- Pour into a 20 by 20 cm square cake tin.
- Bake for 40 minutes at 180 degrees. Check with a skewer for doneness- if it comes out clear you're good to go!
- Allow cake to cool completely.
- Melt the cooking chocolate using your preferred method.
- Spread over the cake.
- Sprinkle with the orange zest and serve when the icing has set.