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Giant Jaffa cake

Giant Jaffa cake


For the jam

  • Put the gelatin sheets into a bowl and add ice-cold water. Set them aside for 3-4 minutes to soften.
  • In a saucepan add 100 g of the orange juice, the sugar, and transfer over medium heat to come to a boil.
  • Drain the gelatin sheets well and add them to the saucepan with the rest of the ingredients. Remove from the heat and stir well until they melt. Add the rest of the juice in batches, and stir.
  • In a 24 cm frying pan, spread some plastic wrap and add the mixture inside. Refrigerate to chill and stabilize.

For the cake

  • Preheat the oven 160ο C (320ο F) set to fan.
  • In a mixer’s bowl add the butter, the sugar, and beat with the whisk attachment at high speed for 4-5 minutes, until fluffy.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of the flour and then, add the eggs one by one. Wait for each one to be incorporated before adding the next.
  • Add the vanilla, the flour mixed with the baking powder, salt, and beat for 8-10 seconds until the ingredients are homogenized.
  • Transfer to a buttered 27 cm springform pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Let it cool well.

For the coating

  • Cut the chocolate into pieces and melt it in a bain-marie.
  • Remove from the heat and add the finely chopped chocolate. Stir well until it melts.
  • Let it cool well.

To assemble

  • Spread the jam over the cake and transfer it to a baking pan with a rack.
  • Pour over the melted chocolate so that the whole surface of the cake is covered.
  • Allow 2-3 minutes for it to stabilize, and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
32 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
54 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
115 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
23 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
44 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
22 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
14 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
6 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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