So here’s the thing, you don’t need to use a bucket load of sugar to make a cake. Nor do you need to use a whole heap of colouring and flavouring. I’ve made this super simple jaffa cake without adding any extra sugar, just because I’ve used fresh gorgeous oranges that are in season and dark chocolate. And the taste? Well, it’s sensational.
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. All three of my taste testers are home today and the adult taste tester had two pieces.
There’s a funny story to this recipe. A year ago I made this cake. I took photos and I wrote the recipe on a piece of paper. I didn’t have time before we left for the snow to type the blog post and I planned to do it when we were away. But…it wasn’t to be, somewhere down in Jindabyne, I lost that piece of paper.
I tried to lose it once at the ski hire shop, but they gave it to me…but then at some stage I p[roperly lost it. And I had to wait a year before I could make it again with my Kingfisher Citrus oranges because they are the sweetest and freshest oranges ever!
I use dark chocolate chips by Callebaut, they have an amazing flavour and are perfect for the cake. On top I use the best quality melting cooking chocolate- the nestle one. The chocolate you choose for a recipe like this one has a massive impact, so be sure to choose good quality chocolate.
I use a silicone square pan to make my cakes, I love this silicone square cake pan from Williams Sonoma (affiliate link) as it doesn’t sag or bend on the way to the oven. That’s really important when it’s a cake! I also love this zester (I’ve had mine for 10 years!) like everything from Microplane, it’s super sharp and built to last (affiliate link).