chocolatey jaffa cake cake recipe

OK, so I have been thinking about this Jaffa Cake Cake. I didn't really think it would be possible to make a giant Jaffa Cake but there is proof that it is possible here: PimpThatSnack. Unfortunately, all the recipes I have seen for it have included gelatine, so no thank you very much!

Instead of a giant Jaffa Cake, surely cake can be made all kinds of better with the inclusion of a layer or two of Jaffa Cakes, so that is what I will do instead! Hurrah!

The recipe is below if you're interested in making your own...

6oz butter or margarine
6oz caster sugar
4oz self-raising flour
2oz cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 eggs
lots of Jaffa Cakes
frosting, if you're lazy like me
orange essence (optional)
orange sprinkles (optional)

~preheat the oven to about 180 degrees Celsius before you begin

~beat the eggs and the vanilla essence

~cream together the butter and sugar until it is smooth

~measure out the flour and cocoa (add more cocoa and less flour if you want it more chocolatey)

~add a bit of the flour/cocoa mixture and a bit of the egg/vanilla mixture to the butter/sugar mixture, and mix together a bit at a time

~grease a baking pan and pour in half the mixture

~bake for about 20 minutes... check it's cooked through by putting in a knife - if it comes out clean it's ready, if it's a bit sticky give it a bit longer

~re-grease the baking pan and pour in the rest of the mixture. Now you can eat the remaining mixture in the bowl, nyom!

~when the first cake is cool, ice it with the frosting. I'm lazy and used Betty Crocker icing, because it's delicious. I added a few drops of orange essence to the frosting to give it a chocolatey-orangey flavour, to complement the Jaffa Cakes ;)

~add a layer of Jaffa Cakessssss

~add another layer of frosting, just for fun (and to help the other cake stick to the top)

~once the second cake is cool, add it to the top, and cover with another layer of frosting and more Jaffa Cakes - you can never have too many

~finish off with extra orange sprinkles if you fancy - and you're done!


I haven't actually tried it yet, but it smells utterly delicious! I'm taking it over to my friend Jo's house tomorrow morning - she is at home on her own recovering from surgery, so this is bound to cheer her up! Woop! Will let you know how it tastes tomorrow...!

2 hellos:

Siobhan said...

It tastes amazing

Vixie said...

well thank you for saying so :)

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