Giant Jaffa Cake

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Serves: 10

By ColetteTech

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  • 200g caster sugar

  • 200g milk chocolate

  • 200g butter, softened

  • 4 eggs

  • 200g plain chocolate

  • 1 packet of orange jelly

  • 200g self raising flour


<p>For the sponge</p> <ol> <li>Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.</li> <li>Cream the butter and the sugar together</li> <li>Beat in the eggs.</li> <li>Sift over the flour and fold in using a large spoon</li> <li>Transfer to a large sandwich tin</li> <li>Bake for 30 minutes or until you think it's done.</li> </ol> <p>For the jaffa/jelly</p> <ol> <li>Make up a standard packet of orange jelly but with half of the required water so the jelly is thicker. Let the jelly set on a dinner plate covered in cling film so you can easily lift the jelly later on.</li> </ol> <p>For the chocolate covering</p> <ol> <li><p>Once the jelly is set (good to leave it overnight), tip the plate onto the sponge base and trim to the desired shape.</p> </li> <li><p>Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie or microwave, I used a mix of plain and milk chocolate but you can change this to taste. I layered the chocolate on with a pastry brush initially just to make sure the jelly didn't melt. Once you do the first layers you can then build it up to whatever thickness you like.</p> </li> </ol>

Handy Hint

<p>Use cling film on a dinner plate in order to get a good depth of jelly, the cling film ensures you'll be able to lift the jelly off cleanly!</p>

Additional Information

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Kids can help

  • Make Ahead

  • Kids party

  • pudding

  • cake

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  • Optimist1 21/08/14 18:40

    A giant success!

  • Nanniejo 08/07/14 18:12

    This would make a wonderful birthday cake for my hubby who loves jaffa cakes. Might try it!

  • yasmin0147 18/06/14 19:35

    This looks so yummy!

  • skyninja 14/06/14 21:27

    Am currently in the 'covering with chocolate' part, I've been returning it to the fridge between layers of choc to let the jelly re-set. The very warm evening is not helping!

  • zebarella 12/06/14 16:50

    This looks divine! I need a jaffa cake right now hahaha

  • enyaheadress 12/06/14 13:36

    I wonder if self raising gluten free flour would work...

  • SallyHope 12/06/14 13:20

    oh this looks amazing I gotta try it!

  • RebeccaMumsnet 11/06/14 10:08

    Having eaten a piece of this in the office, I can highly recommend. YUM!