Chocolate Orange Meltdown Cake

Whilst I wait 1 1/2 hours for my pork ribs to simmer I thought I’d share with you my latest BB. That’s ‘Baking Balls-up’.

It was looking good, and in fact, if I had been in the right mood,  I could have passed this one off as a deliberate creation. I could have called it Chocolate Orange Melt-in-the-Middle Cake. But I cannot lie. Ask the wife. I come out in a cold sweat and start stammering.

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Nothing much wrong with this right? Wrong…

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Giant Jaffa Cake!

Jaffa Cakes. Those little morsels of joy are brimming with benefits:

  • orangey
  • spongy
  • chocolaty
  • low fat (yes only 1g of fat per disc)
  • dunkable
  • moreish

They even cause controversy.  Several years ago the tax man tried to make us pay VAT (sales tax) on them, saying they were chocolate covered biscuits (you have to pay that tedious money-grabbing con-man tax on such an item).

However McVities argued they were chocolate covered cakes (after all they’re called cakes aren’t they?) which don’t attract VAT.

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Guess who won? Why McVities. It’s rumoured they baked a giant Jaffa Cake to prove that they were just very small cakes, rather than biscuits. In your face tax man!

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