Jaffa cake (Orange juice cake)

Here’s another tasty recipe – JAFFA KAKE – Orange juice cake!

I saw the recipe from Mira Rumenova in one of the culinary groups on Facebook. I was wondering what Jaffa meant, and I found out the name came from the so-famous Jaffa cookies that have been around for almost 100 years. The most common form of Jaffa cakes are circular, 2 1⁄8 inches (54 mm) in diameter and have three layers: a Genoise sponge base, a layer of orange flavoured jam and a coating of chocolate. They are named after the famous Jaffa orange variety with few seeds and a tough skin that makes it particularly suitable for export. It was developed by Ottoman farmers in the mid-19th century and was named after the city of Jaffa (present Israel) where it was first produced for export. But they are no longer producing as much as they used to.

Here is my Jaffa Cake. According to Mira’s recipe, there was also a chocolate coating that seemed so tasty, but at home it was so quickly attacked that we didn’t get to it. But you must do it! Enjoy! 🙂

 

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INGREDIENTS:

 2 cups flour
 10 g baking powder
 1 ½ cups sugar
 ½ cup sunflower oil
 the zest of 1 orange
  cup freshly squeezed orange juice
 ½ cup buttermilk (can be replaced by 1/2 cup milk and 2 tsp. lemon juice)
 3 eggs
 2 tbsp cocoa powder (top)
For the topping (optional):
 100 g diced dark chocolate
 ½ cup liquid cream
 2 tbsp. honey

Prep Time20 minsCook Time50 minsTotal Time1 hr 10 mins

 

DIRECTIONS:

1

If you don't have buttermilk, you can make it the way I did. Pour 1/2 cup milk into a glass by adding 2 tsp. of lemon juice. Stir well and let sit for about 10 minutes. The milk will slightly curdle.

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2

In a deep bowl mix the flour and the sugar.

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3

In another bowl mix the oil, the orange zest, the orange juice and the eggs. Mix all the ingredients well.

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4

Add the buttermilk. Stir well.

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5

Add the flour and sugar mixture.

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6

Stir well.

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7

Prepare a baking pan with a falling bottom and a diameter of about 26 cm. Put parchment paper at the bottom. Pour some of the cake mixture, keeping about 1 1/2 cups of it in the bowl.

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8

Add the cocoa powder to the rest of the mixture, sifting it to prevent lumps. Stir well.

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9

Pour the cocoa mixture into the center of the cake.

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10

With circular movements with the spatula, make several patterns.

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11

Bake the Jaffa cake at 160 degrees for about 45-50 minutes. Check periodically with a toothpick or a wooden stick and when it comes out dry, it means that the cake is already baked.

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12

Let the cake cool for 15 minutes while it is still in baking mold. Then remove it from the mold and allow it to cool completely.

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13

You can optionally prepare the topping by melting the ingredients in a water bath. Stir constantly until a fine and shiny mixture is obtained. Pour it over the cake and spread it well over the sides and with a spatula.
I was unable to make the topping as the family members were eager to cut the cake. Well, maybe next time ... 🙂
Try to cook it yourself! Enjoy! 🙂

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If I can do it, so can you!
Bon appetit!

 

Ingredients

 2 cups flour
 10 g baking powder
 1 ½ cups sugar
 ½ cup sunflower oil
 the zest of 1 orange
  cup freshly squeezed orange juice
 ½ cup buttermilk (can be replaced by 1/2 cup milk and 2 tsp. lemon juice)
 3 eggs
 2 tbsp cocoa powder (top)
For the topping (optional):
 100 g diced dark chocolate
 ½ cup liquid cream
 2 tbsp. honey

Directions

1

If you don't have buttermilk, you can make it the way I did. Pour 1/2 cup milk into a glass by adding 2 tsp. of lemon juice. Stir well and let sit for about 10 minutes. The milk will slightly curdle.

Джафа кейк

2

In a deep bowl mix the flour and the sugar.

Джафа кейк

3

In another bowl mix the oil, the orange zest, the orange juice and the eggs. Mix all the ingredients well.

Джафа кейк

4

Add the buttermilk. Stir well.

Джафа кейк

5

Add the flour and sugar mixture.

Джафа кейк

6

Stir well.

Джафа кейк

7

Prepare a baking pan with a falling bottom and a diameter of about 26 cm. Put parchment paper at the bottom. Pour some of the cake mixture, keeping about 1 1/2 cups of it in the bowl.

Джафа кейк

8

Add the cocoa powder to the rest of the mixture, sifting it to prevent lumps. Stir well.

Джафа кейк

9

Pour the cocoa mixture into the center of the cake.

Джафа кейк

10

With circular movements with the spatula, make several patterns.

Джафа кейк

11

Bake the Jaffa cake at 160 degrees for about 45-50 minutes. Check periodically with a toothpick or a wooden stick and when it comes out dry, it means that the cake is already baked.

Джафа кейк

12

Let the cake cool for 15 minutes while it is still in baking mold. Then remove it from the mold and allow it to cool completely.

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13

You can optionally prepare the topping by melting the ingredients in a water bath. Stir constantly until a fine and shiny mixture is obtained. Pour it over the cake and spread it well over the sides and with a spatula.
I was unable to make the topping as the family members were eager to cut the cake. Well, maybe next time ... 🙂
Try to cook it yourself! Enjoy! 🙂

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