Homemade Jaffa CakesΒ – A British classic. Biscuit sized cakes topped with an orange jelly and sealed with dark chocolate!

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Homemade Jaffa Cakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

I love Jaffa Cakes. They are biscuit sized cakes that are topped with a tangy orange jelly, and sealed with a layer of dark chocolate. I am being serious when I say it’s not hard to eat a whole packet of them in one go. They are that good, and addictive!

Homemade Jaffa Cakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Homemade Jaffa Cakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to try and bake up one of my favourite treats. Well, today’s the day, and I bring you my Homemade Jaffa Cakes! These are incredibly easy to make with few ingredients. You just can’t go wrong. And dare I say, these taste just like Jaffa Cakes, if not better!

Homemade Jaffa Cakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Homemade Jaffa Cakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

If you haven’t tried Jaffa Cakes yet, you have got to make these as soon as possible. They’ll be your new favourite little cakes you’ll want to make time and time again. This recipe can easily be doubled to make 24 Jaffa Cakes – I know you want to. πŸ˜‰

Homemade Jaffa Cakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Enjoy!

Yield: 12 Jaffa Cakes

Homemade Jaffa Cakes

30 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    For the Cakes
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup (50g) caster/granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (60g) plain/all-purpose flour
  • For the Filling
  • 1/4 cup (50g) caster/granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) orange juice
  • 1 sachet (12g) gelatine
  • For the Topping
  • 3/4 cup (130g) dark chocolate, chopped

Instructions

    For the Filling
  1. Place the sugar, and orange juice into a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Once the sugar has dissolved, sprinkle the gelatine on top and stir it in. Do not boil. Line a muffin pan with aluminium foil, then pour 1 tablespoon of the orange mixture into each hole. Chill for 1 - 2 hours until set.
  2. For the Cakes
  3. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
  4. In a heat-proof bowl over a pan of simmering water, add the eggs and sugar and beat using a hand mixer until pale and frothy - about 4 - 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, then stir in the vanilla, and fold in the flour.
  5. Remove the jelly and foil from the muffin pan. Grease the pan for the cake mixture. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, about 1 tablespoon of batter per muffin hole. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 minutes in the pan before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Once the cakes are cool, gently remove the jellies from the foil. I shaped out smaller circles from the centre of the jellies before gently pulling them off the foil. You don't have to, but I wanted my jelly slightly smaller than the cakes.
  7. For the Topping
  8. Microwave the chocolate until melted and smooth, stirring every 10 - 20 seconds. Allow to cool slightly, then using a spoon, spread the chocolate over the tops of the jelly, gently spreading to the edges of the cakes. For looks, gently press the tines of a fork on top of the chocolate and lift up. Leave to set.
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Homemade Jaffa Cakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Homemade Jaffa Cakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

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39 Comments

39 Comments on Homemade Jaffa Cakes

  1. Amanda
    July 4, 2016 at 7:40 pm (7 months ago)

    These are beautiful. Love the tip about using the fork tines for the design.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      July 4, 2016 at 7:44 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Amanda!

      Reply
  2. Demeter | Beaming Baker
    July 4, 2016 at 8:12 pm (7 months ago)

    Isn’t it the best though, when you finally make your own version of a fave treat? The BEST. So satisfying. Okay, so I’ve only vaguely ever hear of Jaffa cakes. But on your version alone, I’m gonna need that to my Must Try list. Marsha, these look incredible! And that photo of you putting melted chocolate over the jelly. *Heart eyes* Just sayin’. πŸ™‚ Pinning, of course! xo

    Reply
    • Marsha
      July 4, 2016 at 8:51 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Demeter! You must try these! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  3. Nat
    July 4, 2016 at 8:48 pm (7 months ago)

    How much marmalade please?

    Reply
    • Marsha
      July 4, 2016 at 8:50 pm (7 months ago)

      Sorry, just corrected the recipe! No marmalade here πŸ™‚

      Reply
  4. Shadi Hasanzadenemati
    July 4, 2016 at 8:50 pm (7 months ago)

    I love how easy and delicious these cakes are! I have never had Jaffa cakes but they look like something I would love to try!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      July 4, 2016 at 8:52 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Shadi!

      Reply
  5. Peter Block
    July 4, 2016 at 8:59 pm (7 months ago)

    Marsha, I love the idea of this dessert. I really like the surprise inside!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      July 4, 2016 at 9:01 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Peter!

      Reply
  6. Lisa | Garlic + Zest
    July 4, 2016 at 10:02 pm (7 months ago)

    oh-ma-gawd! these look so insanely delicious! Why are you not my next door neighbor?

    Reply
    • Marsha
      July 4, 2016 at 10:04 pm (7 months ago)

      Haha, thanks Lisa!

      Reply
    • Marsha
      July 5, 2016 at 9:56 am (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Kathy!

      Reply
  7. Natalie | Natalie's Food & Health
    July 5, 2016 at 9:45 am (7 months ago)

    Jaffa Cakes are soo addictive. I love them too. Thanks for the sharing the recipe. These look fantastic! You even put that little strips on the top… perfect. Pinning, yummling, stumbling. The World needs to see this πŸ˜‰

    Reply
    • Marsha
      July 5, 2016 at 9:57 am (7 months ago)

      Thanks so much, Natalie! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  8. grace
    July 5, 2016 at 3:47 pm (7 months ago)

    i don’t know about these, but i want to! what a delicious combination, and they’re quite pretty too!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      July 5, 2016 at 4:18 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Grace!

      Reply
  9. The Hungry Mum
    July 6, 2016 at 4:25 am (7 months ago)

    clever clogs! I became addicted to Jaffa Cakes when I lived in the UK a lifetime ago. These look even better than the real thing.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      July 6, 2016 at 8:13 am (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Belle! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  10. Amanda
    July 6, 2016 at 2:39 pm (7 months ago)

    Oh my gosh! I’ve wanted to try Jaffa cakes for the longest time. I’m excited to try to make them. They look soooo good!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      July 6, 2016 at 3:30 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Amanda!

      Reply
  11. Puja Darshan
    July 6, 2016 at 5:31 pm (7 months ago)

    These gorgeous jaffa cakes are truly divine.. Looks great Marsha!!!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      July 6, 2016 at 5:38 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Puja!

      Reply
  12. Kushi
    July 7, 2016 at 1:06 am (7 months ago)

    This is something new to me. Looks so beautiful and delicious πŸ™‚

    Reply
  13. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    July 7, 2016 at 1:43 pm (7 months ago)

    I’ve never had a Jaffa cake before… shoot I’ve never even heard of them until now! Where have these been all my life?! They look absolutely delicious, Marsha! Cheers and thanks for introducing me to something new!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      July 7, 2016 at 3:55 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Cheyanne! You’re welcome! πŸ˜‰

      Reply
  14. Megan - The Emotional Baker
    July 7, 2016 at 7:39 pm (7 months ago)

    I’m not familiar with Jaffa Cakes, but I’m certain I’d love them because orange and chocolate is the best combo ever πŸ˜‰ These are so gorgeous, Marsha!

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    • Marsha
      July 7, 2016 at 7:40 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Megan! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  15. Jamie
    July 12, 2016 at 11:56 am (6 months ago)

    Girrrrl ~ Just found your web site from a Pinterest pin! Wow… can’t wait to start trying your recipies!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      July 12, 2016 at 2:22 pm (6 months ago)

      Thanks, Jamie!

      Reply
  16. Miranda
    July 17, 2016 at 8:23 pm (6 months ago)

    These are so pretty! I love the idea!

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    • Marsha
      July 17, 2016 at 8:28 pm (6 months ago)

      Thanks, Miranda!

      Reply
  17. Fiona
    July 28, 2016 at 9:49 pm (6 months ago)

    I CANNOT wait to try these (sorry for yelling…). My Mum is from Scotland – so every time she’d visit family in the UK she’d come home to Canada with a suitcase of Jaffa Cakes and Penguin Biscuits. I’m lucky enough that my cousins will occasionally send a care package of UK treats – but now I can make my own!!! These look amazing

    Reply
    • Marsha
      July 30, 2016 at 12:17 pm (6 months ago)

      Thanks, Fiona! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  18. Kathy in Minnesota
    October 21, 2016 at 8:11 pm (3 months ago)

    A wonderful friend in Ireland has sent me Jaffa cakes—they’re to DIE for!! That said, isn’t the UK equivalent of “caster sugar” “powdered sugar” here in the U.S.? And the recipes from the UK all call for “self-rising flour” so why no baking powder or baking soda in this recipe? And what kind of chocolate did you use—is it baker’s chocolate or regular dark chocolate candy of some kind, just melted?? Thanks so much!!
    Is that dark unsweetened chocolate

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    • Marsha
      October 22, 2016 at 11:32 am (3 months ago)

      Hi Kathy! Caster sugar is your granulated sugar, while powdered sugar is our icing sugar πŸ™‚ I didn’t use self-raising flour or any baking powder or baking soda, because I didn’t want the little cakes to rise. Also, I just used a regular dark chocolate bar melted. I love using the Lindt brand. πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy!

      Reply
      • Kathy in Minnesota
        October 24, 2016 at 2:28 am (3 months ago)

        Thanks ever so much, Marsha! I’m going to try this as soon as I’m not working every day! YUM!!!

        Reply
        • Marsha
          October 24, 2016 at 9:09 am (3 months ago)

          I hope you enjoy! πŸ™‚

          Reply

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