Jaffa Cake Celebration Cake #Bakeoftheweek

Jaffa Cake Celebration Cake #Bakeoftheweek

A cake for all fans of chocolate orange flavours and of course Jaffa cakes , this Jaffa Cake Celebration Cake is perfect for a special occasion.
Jaffa Cake Celebration Cake

I actually made this cake a little while ago for a friend’s birthday. Being a massive fan of Jaffa cakes and all things chocolate and orange, I decided to bake him a Jaffa Cake Celebration Cake in recognition of his love of these delicious sweet things.

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Jaffa Slutty Brownies

Although I am not a fan of the term ‘slutty’, I have been wanting to make some of these slutty brownies ever since I was made aware of them late last year during a twitter conversation I shared with Mari and TheBoyandMe, who have since all made their own versions (as has Jo more recently). The original recipe originates from TheLondoner who l,ike everyone else I have mentioned, incorporates a layer of oreo cookies within the brownie which I will have a go at making another time.

However, wanting to make my own version of these so called best brownies ever, I have added an orange flavour by using jaffa cakes .Here is how I made them.

Makes 8 decadent slices

You will need

**obviously other types of cookie and brownie mixes are available and would work equally aswell as these

You also need to pre-heat your oven to what the packet tells you, in my case it was 140 oC (fan oven)
Also you need to grease a 7 inch cake tin- square, rectangular or round the choice is yours

Then you need to do the following:

Make the cookie mix first but add extra oil/butter and water to the mix because you will be cooking it longer than directed on the packet and it needs to be gooey and more pliable, I added an extra tbsp of each.

Pour the cookie mix into the bottom of your baking tin

Then top with your jaffa cakes – as i used a round cake tin I broke some up to ensure the cookie mix was covered well! I used a whole packet

Next make up your brownie mix – mine just required water being added – and when smooth pour over the other two layers

Then bake in the oven according to your brownie packet directions which in this case is 30 minutes
 (I added an extra 5 minutes to mine as I like my brownies more solid but that is just my own personnel preference!)

Once cooled down enough so as not to collapse, remove from baking tin and slice up

My brownies are not as gooey in the middle as other slutty brownies, but I prefer mine like this and the tangy orange jaffa goo which runs through the centre of each brownie slice is simply divine!
For such an easy recipe the taste results are deeeelicious
I can only imagine that the term ‘slutty brownies’ is used because once eaten and you think about all the naughty yumminess which has just entered your mouth, you are left feeling a bit well dirty and sinful! 
Orange slutty brownies – ooooh yes please!
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Homemade Jaffa Cake

After I went to university and got myself a flat,  my Mum gave me a cook book – Short Cut Rhodes by Gary Rhodes. I am not sure why – maybe I watched his cookery shows back then, as I guess in the late 1990’s he was a popular TV chef .

Anyway, there are some good recipes in there which are quick and easy and it is there I found his take on the humble but yummy jaffa cake. I have only made this dessert a few times over the years, but every time I do it always goes down well. 

The recipe calls for dark chocolate but I added milk chocolate (half and half) here because children would be eating it, and even though they love jaffa cakes, used in this recipe I felt just dark chocolate may be a bit too bitter for them.
Anyway, this is very easy to make and yet tastes divine  – if you like jaffa cakes you will love this Homemade Jaffa Cake. 

serves 10
You will need:
1 packet of orange jelly – cut into cubes
375ml orange juice
275g good quality plain chocolate 
350m double cream 10inch flan case
heat the orange juice up until boiling and remove from heat
in a bowl add the jelly cubes 
pour over 150ml of the orange juice and dissolve the jelly
then add the remaining orange juice and stir
Line a 9inch shallow round cake tin lined with cling film or grease proof paper
(the finished jaffa round needs to be about 1cm thick)
Pour in the jelly and set in the fridge for a few hours 
Place the chocolate and half the cream into a microwaveable bowl (or on the hob over a saucepan of water) and melt at 30 second intervals until the chocolate is melted – DO NOT over heat or it will burn and go stodgy!
Leave to cool
Meanwhile whip up the remaining cream into soft peaks – be careful not to over whip the peaks need to flip over and not stand upright
Fold into the melted chocolate and cream mixture and chill for a few minutes to make into a spreading consistency – DO NOT let it set completely. I left mine for about 10 minutes (probably could have done with a bit longer tbh but I was running behind for lunch!)  
check every 5 minutes until you feel it looks like spreading consistency.
Remove the jelly from the tin and place on top of your flan case (mine broke a little but it doesn’t matter because it wont show).
Add the chocolate topping making sure the jelly is covered and has a domed top ideally!
Return to the fridge to set for at least an hour and then serve (with pouring cream if you so wish)
It is quite rich but refreshing and zingy at the same time – and very jaffa cake like!

The chocolate topping has a lovely sheen to it and with the bright orange jelly sneaking through – well its just a sight for all jaffa cake fans 😉

taken from ‘Short Cut Rhodes’ by Gary Rhodes – although he didn’t use a microwave!!

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Jaffa Cake Cupcakes

Jaffa Cake Cupcakes
We all love Jaffa cakes in my house and I have a recipe for a large homemade style Jaffa cake dessert which I have made several times, but I really wanted a way of making small versions. For ages I have been thinking about how I could perfect a Jaffa cake cupcake, and then suddenly it became clear!
I found a recipe for Jaffa cakes by Simon Rimmer on google, which helped me along and although I have borrowed his way of attaching the orange jelly part, the rest of this recipe is my very own creation!
So here you go, my take on Jaffa Cake Cupcakes!
jaffa cake cupcakes

Jaffa Cake Cupcakes
Cook time
Total time
Recipe type: desserts
  • 2 x packets of orange jelly
  • 2 tbsp of orange marmalade
  • 250ml boiling water
  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 175g self raising flour
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • ½ cup coca cola (not essential but I find it adds bubbles to cake batter)
  • 250g Plain chocolate
  • 250gMilk chocolate*
  • *you could use just plain but I think this would be too bitter for my cake eaters!
  1. Make the jelly by playing the cubes in a microwave bowl with the marmalade and pour on the boiling water, give it a good stir and then I pop mine into the microwave for a further 2 minutes or so to ensure it's completely dissolved.
  2. Then you need to line a late flat dish or baking tray with grease proof paper and pour the jelly on. Once cooled place then place into the fridge to set.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180oC/160oC
  4. Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and creamy
  5. Add the flour, eggs and cocoa powder and mix well to combine all of the ingredients.
  6. Stir in the cola, if you are using it, at this point.
  7. Divide the cake batter in to your paper cupcake cases to about half way
  8. Cook in the oven for approx 20 minutes or until cooked all the way through
  9. Cool completely. Then remove from their paper cases.
  10. Meanwhile melt your chocolate gently and slowly either in a microwave at 30 second intervals or over a saucepan of water.
  11. Once melted leave on the side and remove the jelly from the fridge. Remove the grease proof paper topped jelly from its dish and lay on a chopping board. Using a small pastry cutter, cut out rounds of jelly and place one on each cupcake. If your cupcakes don't have a flat top, then very carefully remove a disc from the top of the cake to make it so. Then add your jelly disc.
  12. Once all cakes have been topped with the 'Jaffa' part, top the jelly with the melted chocolate.
  13. Then place in the fridge to cool the chocolate completely.
  14. Then you have homemade Jaffa cakes!


Mmmmmmm!! Really rather good and they actually taste just like jaffa cakes !! Please do try them they are sooooooo good