※ Jaffa Fudge Cake


  • 3⁄4 cup cold water
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 2 oranges 
  • 2 drops of orange essence
  • 250 g butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 200 g dark good quality chocolate
  • 11⁄2 cups plain flour
  • 1⁄4 cup cocoa
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten 
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Jaffa Icing 
  • 1 cup good quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped 1 cup cream2-3 drops orange essence
  • Zest of 1 orange

Combine water, zest, juice,essence, butter, sugar and chocolate in a saucepan.

Heat gently until chocolate has melted and sugar is dissolved.

Remove pan from heat and allow to cool slightly.

Whisk in sifted flour and cocoa.
Stir in beaten eggs & vanilla

Pour batter into a lined 22cm spring form pan.

Bake at 175°C for 11⁄4hours or until cooked.

Allow to cool before icing.

Jaffa Icing:
Melt together chocolate,cream,essence and orange zest in a saucepan over simmering water. 

(I have a very heavy based pan so I did it in that over a very low heat)

Allow to cool and thicken in refrigerator.

Spread thickened icing over cold cake.

** I made the cake the day before as it stays fine for a few days.


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