This Yummy Jaffa Marble Cake is Deceptively Simple to make

Jaffas are small, round orange flavoured sweets that contain a centre of chocolate. They’ve been around for many, many years in Australia and are simply yummy!

This is an orange butter cake that I’ve adapted into a jaffa marble cake. The marbling makes it look pretty special, but it’s deceptively simple. So go on – give it a whirl!

Yummy Jaffa Marble Cake Recipe

  • 3/4 cup Caster Sugar
  • 200 grams Butter, softened
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup fresh Orange Juice
  • Grated Zest of 1 Orange
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 2/3 Self Raising Flour
  • 1/4 cup Plain Flour
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Milk
6 steps to make this jaffa cake recipe
  1. Preheat the oven to 170degrees Celsius. Grease and line an 9″ square cake tin with baking paper.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixmaster, until pale and creamy. Add the vanilla essence, orange zest and eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Gently fold in the orange juice, sour cream and flours, until just combined.
  4. Remove 1/2 the mixture into another bowl, and fold in the sifted cocoa powder and milk.
  5. Place alternating spoonfuls of chocolate, then orange mixture into the prepared cake tin, until it’s all used up. Then, use a flat knife to swirl through the mixture – this creates the marbled effect.
  6. Bake for 30-35mins, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

Chocolate Icing Recipe

  • 1 cup Icing Sugar Mixture
  • 1 Tbsp Butter, softened
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Milk
2 steps to make the chocolate icing
  1. Sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder into a bowl. Add the butter and milk, and stir until combined.
  2. Go ahead and ice this heavenly cake!


Nellys Belly

I’m a wife, mum to 2 little boys and in a former life I used to be a chef. I find comfort and peace in cooking, and just love the feeling of providing for my family and friends.

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