Wednesday, 15 June 2016

The GIANT JAFFA CAKE!



Going an entire 2 weeks without baking even a single cookie threw me into a sugarless hole that I will never enter into again I tell you! Never!

I think my White Chocolate Blackberry Crumble Cake was what did it. I consumed my entire month's recommended allowance of sugar in one cake. Not that I regret a single mouthful!

But a very special occasion this week broke my cold turkey cake ban...

WILLIAM'S BIRTHDAY! Happy Birthday Willamena.

And what better way to celebrate than with a giant Jaffa cake!!

48 hours this cake lasted, not even. I think I had two pieces...guess where the rest went... Pfft. I'll start calling him William Piglet Patrick.




What you'll need //

125g caster sugar
125g softened butter
125g self raising flour
half tsp baking powder
2 eggs
couple drops vanilla extract
1 pack Hartley's orange jelly
1 big bar dark chocolate
1 orange




What to do //

Follow instructions on jelly packet. Cling film a bowl slightly smaller than your baking tin and pour jelly mixture in approx 2-3cm deep. Leave to set in fridge for the amount of time stated on packet. (I left mine over night).




Preheat oven to 170 degrees C (fan) and grease a baking tin. Mine was 6.5in diameter x 3in deep, so adjust ingredients accordingly for your baking tin size.

Cream together butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat in eggs, baking powder and vanilla extract. Sift flour in gradually whilst mixing.

Pour mixture into greased baking tin and bake for approx 30-40 mins depending on size of tin. At around 25 mins check your cake with a skewer to see if it comes out clean. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Slice off the domed sponge surface and carefully lift out the fully set cling filmed jelly. Tip your jelly onto the centre of your sponge and gently peel off cling film.




In a bain marie, melt your dark chocolate and leave to cool slightly before pouring over your jelly and sponge. Spread evenly and grate over some orange rind for decoration.

mmm choccie orange heaven.





For more Birthday cake inspiration, take a gander at my Crushed Oreo Cake, Fresh Strawberry Cake or (my personal fave but don't tell the others) Crushed Crunchie Marble Cake !

Happy Humpday friends! 2 more sleeps until the weekend!

Betty x


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8 Comments:

At 15 June 2016 at 18:27 , Blogger Alice Rowe said...

This cake looks amazing! Baking posts always make me so hungry! x
-Alice
alicejlorna.blogspot.com

 
At 16 June 2016 at 12:58 , Blogger Betty Stamp said...

Thanks Alice :) I know how you feel, I always stalk food blogs just before I go to bed, worst timing as my tummy's then rumbling! x

 
At 16 June 2016 at 23:45 , Blogger Angharad said...

Oh this looks great! I'd be very happy if someone gave me a slice of this! x

 
At 17 June 2016 at 11:49 , Blogger Angela Entwistle said...

I absolutely love the look of your (or rather William's) cake - totally inspired :-) How on earth did you manage to go 2 wks without getting the wooden spoon and mixing bowl out of the cupboard Betty?!

 
At 18 June 2016 at 14:46 , Blogger Betty Stamp said...

If only there was a cake postal service :) it would change all our lives! x

 
At 18 June 2016 at 14:52 , Blogger Betty Stamp said...

haha I'm really not overly sure myself ! All that has changed now! Since baked two batches of my date and banana choccie energy bites mmmm xx

 
At 27 June 2016 at 10:39 , Blogger Peppermint Dolly said...

The more I read this post, the closer I got to my screen...by the end, I was pretty convinced I could just reach in and nick a bit! 'Tis on the list of yumminess to try, well done lady, an absolute corker!

Rxx

www.peppermintdolly.com

 
At 10 July 2016 at 21:29 , Blogger Betty Stamp said...

hahaha I've come pretty close to licking a laptop screen on several occasions. Thanks lovely girl xxxx

 

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