Michaleen from Portage, WI (2017 Week 1: Cake)




Portage, WI

Baking Challenge

Jaffa Cake

Give your cake a name based on the ingredients and decoration – and tell us about the origin of your recipe.

Good ‘Old Fashioned’ Jaffa Cakes

Tell us about your proudest moment – or humble failure – in this week’s baking challenge.

Realising when to admit defeat when the cranberry orange concoction I was attempting failed … and then realizing what a gift it was in disguise when I came up with a better idea!

Describe how you added a Wisconsin twist to your creation.

Instead of a straight orange jelly filling, I added about two shots of brandy, a dash of bitters, and some maraschino cherry juice to the orange jelly mix! A bit of cinnamon went into the sponge, and an additional halved maraschino went on top of the jelly layer pre-chocolate.

How did you do?

Pleasantly satisfied.