Pimp My Jaffa Cake!


Look what I made at the weekend! A bloody enormous jaffa cake with other jaffa cakes in it! With booze in it! I feel like Dr Frankenstein – except with vast quantities of sugar! (Can anyone spot the sugar-high?)


Pimp My Posh Jaffa Cake


  • 125 g softened unsalted butter
  • One half cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 2 tbs orange liqueur
  • 6 jaffa cakes
  • One whole orange
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 100g unsalted butter


  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add one egg at a time, and mix well.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  3. Stir in vanilla and orange flavouring/liqueur/orange zest into yogurt.
  4. Gently add flour and yogurt mix alternately to butter mixture.
  5. Soak the jaffa cakes in the orange liqueur, sponge side down.
  6. Pour half the batter into 23 cm greased and floured cake tin. Place the boozy jaffa cakes on top, then cover with the remaining batter, and smooth over.
  7. Bake in preheated oven 180°C for 35-40 minutes. Remove from the oven once cooked and allow to cool on a wire-rack.
  8. In a heavy-bottom pan heat the water and granulated sugar together, and add 1/4 inch half-moon slices of the orange. Keep it simmering gently until the zest goes tender and easy to cut (but not to the same point as you would for candying the slices). Remove from the pan and allow to cool on a non-stick surface.
  9. Either in the microwave, or in a double-boiler, melt together the chocolate and the butter until smooth and glossy. Put to the side and allow to cool and thicken slightly.
  10. Once the cake and orange slices have fully cooled, arrange the orange slices in the middle to form a circle. Once you are happy with the shape, pour over the chocolate sauce and make sure it fully covers the orange slices and cake. Smooth out, and put in the fridge to set.
  11. Enjoy a bloody huge Jaffa Cake!

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by John on 11/06/2013 at 22:43

    Reblogged this on Ramblings from The Trenches and commented:
    This is a blog of a friend of mine who’s partner is Tim who’s contributed a couple of times to my Trenchmates series.

    Why repost this you ask? Well, aside from showing you good folk a truly excellent blog, I’m also firmly of the opinion that wargaming really benefits from great snacks and this blog has some of the best.

    Plus, who doesn’t love huge Jaffa Cakes?


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