Orange Drizzle Loaf

Though Jaffa Cakes are the subject of much debate (is it a cake or a biscuit? We’d go for cake personally), it is difficult to argue with their household name status.

If you are a fan of the sweet and tangy combination of chocolate and orange then this delicious loaf is most certainly one for you! This moist and fruity cake will get everyone talking, and we’re sure it will become a firm favourite in your household.



  • 140g butter, softened
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 6 tbsp milk
  • Finely grated zest 1 large orange
  • 3 tbsp orange juice
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 50g dark chocolate


Step 1 – Preheat your oven to 180C or gas mark 4. Butter and line the base of your loaf tin. Put all of your cake ingredients into a bowl and beat with a hand whisk, wooden spoon or an electric whisk if you’re feeling a little lazy. Beat the mixture for around 3 – 5 minutes until the mixture is light and fluffy.

Step 2 - Then gently spoon the mix into the tin and make sure the top is flat and level.

Step 3 – Bake your mixture for around 40 – 50 minutes or until golden brown and firm to touch.

Step 4 - Heat the orange juice and caster sugar in a small pan on a low heat. Stir until the mixture is completely dissolved.

Step 5 - When your cake is completely cooked, remove it from the oven and lightly spoon over the orange mix. Leave the cake to cool in the tin then remove and cool completely on a wire rack.

Step 6 – Break up the chocolate and melt over a pan of simmering water or in the microwave for around 1 – 2 minutes. Drizzle over the cake and leave to set. (Alternatively, you may prefer to use icing, as shown in the photo above.)

Step 7 – Serve and enjoy!

Source: BBC Good Food 

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