Making a Giant Jaffa Cake

Let’s get this giant Jaffa cake started!

06:50 am ::

This had to be started early so that the jelly has time to set ready for when I get back from work. I didn’t want the Jelly to still be a bit runny at all when it got to pouring the chocolate over.

Orange Jelly
Orange Jelly

First task, dissolve the jelly cubes. Make sure you have a nice thick jelly. Also you will need two identical bowls. One to do the mixing and one greased bowl that you will use to set the jelly. You don’t want to put the jelly into the other bowl until it has completely cooled.

Melting the Jelly
Melting the Jelly

Once cooled pour into your other bowl and very very carefully place into the fridge to set. I actually placed it in the fridge and then topped it up once in there.

08:20 pm ::

Right day of work complete. Time to get my cook on! First task is the make the sponge. Sadly I don’t have time to make a base from scratch. This normal easy make sponge should do the job with some added orange zest and vanilla extracts.

Tasty Sponge Base
Eggs and mix ready to go

Add mix, zest, eggs and vanilla to a large mixing bowl. I don’t have a hand whisk so it’s time to get some exercise!

Ready to mix
Ready to mix
The Mess Starts
The Mess Starts
Looks good to eat already
Looks good to eat already

08:43 pm ::

Time to get this puppy in the oven!

Ready for licking
Ready for licking

This has to be one of the best parts of baking.. Good thing we had a proper cake spoon to make sure I can get it all out!

In the oven
In the oven

09:11 pm ::

It’s out of the oven. Now while this cools it time to cook some food for me and get ready for adding the chocolate.

Time to let it cool
Time to let it cool
Perfect shape
ah good it came out and shape still looks good

Perfect Shape

Now the difficult part, time to get the jelly on to the cake.

Jelly on top of the cake
Jelly on top of the cake
Jelly on top of the cake
Jelly on top of the cake

09:17 pm ::

It’s now time to start the final part of the construction the chocolate. I apologise at this point for the quality of the photos. Melting the chocolate is time critical and stirring and taking photos was not easy.

The dark chocolate for the topping
The dark chocolate for the topping
Melting the sweet sweet chocolate
Melting the sweet sweet chocolate
The final product, not factory standard but looks tasty
The final product, not factory standard but looks tasty
Time to put you to bed to set
Time to put you to bed to set

10:21 am ::

Now, what do you do with a massive jaffa cake? Of course you could try and eat it your self but I much prefer sharing so I took mine to work with me for the taste test.

The full cake cross section
The full cake cross section
That is a lot of jaffa cake
A slice of jaffa cake
A slice of jaffa cake

::- Task Complete. Achievement Unlocked..

Make a Giant Jaffa Cake

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Welcome to the home of Giant Jaffa Cake. I don’t have anything to do with McVities or any other Jaffa Cake manufacturer. I simply just love all things Jaffa Cake.

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Cheers, Jodi

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