Homemade jaffa cakes recipe.

One of my favourite British snacks, besides pork scratchings, is jaffa cake. The half biscuit half cake chocolatey orangey combo is addictive, perfect with a milky mug of hot tea. If you’re the sort of person that likes chocolate and orange together, you’d LOVE jaffa cakes.

# – Jaffa cakes!

Here, I get my jaffa cakes fix from Marks & Spencer but they are just mini jaffa cakes so they finish really quickly :(

# – Mini jaffa cakes from M&S. Picture from pievcake.wordpress.com.

They’ve recently started selling regular sized jaffa cakes but the price is a bit hard to justify so I decided to make my own jaffa cakes!

For the cakes:

  • 2 eggs
  • 50g of caster sugar
  • 50g of plain flour, sieved


  • For the filling:

  • 1 packet of good quality orange jelly powder
  • 1 tablespoon of orange marmalade
  • 125ml of boiling water
  • 200g of good quality dark chocolate, minimum 70 per cent cocoa solids, broken into pieces
  • # – First pour the orang jelly powder mixture into a measuring jug.

    # – Pour the boiling water into it. Stir till powder is all dissolve. Mixture will be very thick, it is normal.

    # – Add the orange marmalade and stir again till combined.

    # – Pour the jelly mixture into a tray.

    # – Chill it in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours.

    # – In the meantime, simmer some water in a pot and put a heat proof bowl over it, making sure the water doesn’t touch base of bowl. Beat the sugar and eggs in the bowl until pale and fluffy. It will take about 4-5 minutes.

    # – Then, gradually add the sifted flour while still beating the mixture.

    # – Pour the batter into a non-stick 12 hole muffin tin, each to about 0.5cm thick. If you don’t have non-stick, make sure the tin’s properly greased and coated with a light dusting of flour.

    # – Bake at a preheated temperature of 180 degrees celcius for 8-10 minutes.

    # – After baking, allow to cool slightly and remove the cakes with a rubber spatula.

    # – Leave them on a rack to cool down completely.

    # – When ready to assemble the jaffa cakes, melt the chocolate in a microwave at medium heat for 30 seconds. The chocolate will still look quite solid after you take them out of the microwave but as soon as you stir it, it will become gooey & glossy :)

    # – Scoop up some jelly that you’ve made earlier and spread it onto the cakes.

    # – Like this.

    # – Then, pour the melted chocolate all over the cakes. Chill in the fridge till the chocolate set, about 1/2 hour will do.

    # – Eat the jaffa cake.

    Obviously, these taste much better than the store-bought stuff. At first I thought 12 were too little, but they lasted between two of us for about a week. You can just eat one and be very satisfied :) Otherwise, multiply the recipe to your liking…hehe.

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    11 Responses to Homemade jaffa cakes recipe.

    1. ShaolinTiger January 19, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

      Oh man these were really good, really rich and tasty – and yah you can only eat one at a time. If you love Jaffa Cakes though – it’s guaranteed you’ll love these!

    2. lyanna January 19, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

      goodness gracious you are such a domestic goddess!

    3. Shelley January 19, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

      Kim! You so crever! I lurrrrve your step-by-step-photo-recipe-teaching posts :D

    4. Chee Ching January 20, 2012 at 12:12 am #

      YAY finally recipe post!

      And only few ingredients jeng jeng! <3

    5. jas January 20, 2012 at 7:18 am #

      these are so clever! they look so much like the real thing

    6. acidict January 20, 2012 at 9:22 am #

      ohmigashhh i *heart* jaffa cakes … *slurp* that 12 would only last me 12 mins :P

    7. cool cv May 9, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

      Yummy,very informative step by step illustration, love it.

    8. Kujjles July 30, 2012 at 4:38 am #

      Ever since I started watching yogscast, I’ve really wanted to try Jaffa cakes! I can’t wait to try out this recipe! :D

      • Michell December 28, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

        I am Dave! Yognau(gh)t

    9. Mandy November 14, 2013 at 2:43 am #

      I want to make this for a party but I was going to double (or possibly triple) the recipe. Does one recipe make enough jelly for more than one batch of dough?

    10. Richard November 17, 2013 at 11:26 am #

      They’re buscuits aren’t they? Not actually cakes (I think that’s what @RealJaffaCakes sorted out with @TescoMobile during the week).

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