I first tried this cake many years ago when a colleagues daughter made it and she brought it in to work, and OMG it was so delicious! I was so eager to make this it as I wanted my family to fall in love with it too! and when they did try it they loved it. Since then, I have made this cake a number of times as it’s just hits the spot, the combination of chocolate and orange works so well. Although it’s called jaffa sponge, I wouldn’t say it resembles it at all, it’s so much better.

This cake is really simple to make, very moist and full of orange flavour (with the addition of the orange syrup), and the drizzle of chocolate on top is what makes it extra special. This cake also keeps well for a few days and the flavour will get stronger too.