Chocolate-Orange Jaffa Cake


  • Prep Time20 mins
  • Total Time2 hrs
  • Makes12 to 14 servings
Chocolate-Orange Jaffa Cake

Photo, Erik Putz

Chatelaine Triple Tested

Our twist on the classic orange and chocolate British biscuit uses a bundt pan to create a dessert that can feed a crowd. 


  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 1/2 tsp all-purpose flour


  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

  • 2 tbsp orange zest

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1tbsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 4 eggs

  • 2/3 cup canola oil

  • 2/3 cup strained orange juice, (2 oranges)

  • 1/3 cup buttermilk

  • 2 tsp vanilla


  • 2/3 cup finely chopped dark chocolate

  • 1/2 cup 35% cream

  • 2 tsp honey


  • PREHEAT oven to 350F.

  • PAN: Mix butter and flour in a small bowl, then brush inside a 10-cup Bundt pan.

  • BATTER: Rub sugar and orange zest in a large bowl with hands to release the natural oil. Whisk in flour, baking powder and salt.

  • WHISK eggs, oil, orange juice, buttermilk and vanilla in a bowl. Stir into flour mixture until just combined. Pour into prepared pan.

  • BAKE until a tester inserted into centre of cake comes out clean, 35 to 40 min. Cool for 20 min in pan. Remove cake to a rack and cool completely, about 40 min.

  • GLAZE: Place chocolate in a small bowl. Heat cream in a small saucepan over medium-high, until bubbles start to form. Pour over chocolate and let stand  1 min. Stir until  smooth. Stir in honey, then drizzle over cake.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 370, Protein 6g, Carbohydrates 44g, Fat 19g, Fibre 2g, Sodium 175mg.
Excellent source of iron.