Jaffa Cake

    1 hour 20 minutes

    An excellent chocolate and orange cake made with buttermilk though you can use ordinary milk if you like.

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    Serves: 14 

    • 200g butter, softened
    • 1 1/2 cups (330g) white sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 2/3 cup sour cream
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 2 tablespoons grated orange rind
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 2/3 cup (70g) cocoa powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup (60g) chopped almonds

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. In a bowl, cream the butter with the sugar. Beat in the eggs, then the sour cream, vanilla and orange rind.
    2. In another bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa, bicarb soda and salt. Beat into the creamed mixture just until incorporated and then stir in the almonds.
    3. Turn the batter into a greased and floured ring tin. Bake in a 180 degree C oven for 1 hour or until it tests done with a toothpick. Let cool on a rack.

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    A lovely, dense coffee style cake, it was easy to make and tasted delicious. A semi-sweet chocolate glaze with more almonds sprinkled on top tarts it up sufficiently to meet the approval of even the most discriminating koffee klatch.  -  26 Feb 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    When the recipe said dry - it meant dry! I made it for an office event and everyone agreed it was awful. It was so dry it was like eating biscotti. It is a must to have coffee to dip the cake in because it's so dry.  -  22 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This cake is always a great addition to our meals. It's also very easy to make some variations for your tastes - I make is a 2 layer cake and add more orange zest between the layers.  -  09 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)