Thursday, 26 April 2007


Jaffa is the tiger that doesn't roar. It can't because let's face it, Jaffa isn't a tiger, it is a cake with the cool orange and chocolate brown stripes of a tiger. Surely it deserves a name like any other cake. Besides, wouldn't you agree there is something gratifying when you take a moment to name the cake you have baked, get acquainted with it before greedily gobbling it up?

3 eggs, separated
150g sugar
190g flour
60ml oil
60ml milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
2tsp cocoa powder
grated zest of 1 orange
(makes 1 22 cm round cake)
pre-heat oven to 180C and place rack in the center of the oven.
line the base of a 22cm diameter cake tin with paper, grease and flour the sides.
beat egg yolks and 75g of sugar until pale and fluffy.
add vanilla, milk and oil to the yolk mixture and beat to incorporate well.
fold the flour into this mixture carefully, knocking out as little air as possible.
beat egg whites in a spearate bowl and gradually add the remaining 75g of sugar.
fold egg whites into the batter above.
divide mixture into equally into 2, adding the cocoa powder to one and grated orange zest to the other.
pour mixture alternatively into the prepared tin.
bake for 45 minutes or until skewer comes out clean when inserted.


Anonymous said...

I want to eat that so bad it looks really good .... keep up your good work
-your sister

Latifa said... looks like tiger skin. It looks delicious too.

Good Job!

Haalo said...

that is a fantastic looking cake - just beautiful!

Brilynn said...

Those tiger stripes are absolutely amazing! I wish my marbled cakes turned out as nicely.

li said...

hi sis,
i will make one for your care pack!

latifa, haalo, brilynn,
thank you very much! a simple cake to make but so visually effective!