A recipe and instructions for making home-made Jaffa cakes

How to make home made Jaffa Cakes

Saturday 30th September 2017 by Lynne

After enjoying a heated debate about whether a Jaffa Cake is a biscuit or a cake, I decided to have a try at making them from scratch.  Not the most obvious thing to try to recreate but I do enjoy a challenge.

To make matters more interesting, three of my oldest friends, Sharon, Gillian and JoJo were coming round for coffee and I knew for a fact that at least 2 of them weren’t the biggest fans of the Jaffa cake.  The challenge to impress them with my version was on!

Having made my fail-safe chocolate and orange marble cake as a back up in case it all went wrong,  I set about my task.  I have shared the recipe below and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by how good they were.  Best of all, I got a resounding thumbs up from the girls!

If you want to give them a go- you will find the recipe and instructions below.









How to make home made Jaffa Cakes
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A recipe and instructions for making home-made Jaffa cakes. Easy to make and delicious tasting. Try making them at home for yourself

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  • 50g plain flour
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • a packet of orange jelly
  • 1/2 pint boiling water
  • 100g dark chocolate


  • Beat the sugar and eggs together until smooth
  • Beat in the flour to form a batter mix
  • Pour into a greased muffin tin.  The mix should come half way up the tin
  • Bake in the oven at 180C for 8-10 minutes
  • Remove from oven and cool on a wire tray
  • Make up the jelly mix and pour into a flat dish to cool and solidify.  Placing it in the fridge will help ( I made the jelly with half the recommended amount of water to make it a bit more solid)
  • Using a cookie cutter, cut discs of the jelly just a bit smaller than the sponge bases
  • Lay the jelly discs on top of the bases
  • Melt the chocolate and spoon over the cakes
  • Allow the chocolate to harden
  • Serve and enjoy

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