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Homemade Jaffa Cakes

Jaffa Cakes are a cross between cake and cookie in my mind. Introduced by McVite as a commercial product way back in 1927 they get their name from the Jaffa oranges. Here is a recipe to make them at home!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine british
Servings 12 servings


For the cake base

  • 1 egg
  • 50 grams castor sugar (1/4 cup)
  • 65 grams all purpose flour (1/2 cup)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • butter greasing for

For the filling

  • 100 gms orange marmalade
  • 50 gms dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1 tsp orange zest


  • Preheat the oven to 200C.
  • Using a electric beater, whisk together egg and sugar till light and creamy. Add flour, orange zest and vanilla while taking care not to collapse the batter
  • In greased mini tart moulds, add about 1 tbsp of batter each.
  • Bake in the pre heated oven for 8-10 minutes. Set aside for cooling
  • Once cool, demould and slice the cake in two thin halves horizontally.
  • In a heavy bottom saucepan, gently heat the orange marmalade till it is slightly melted and spreadable. Pour one tsp in the middle of the cut cakes
  • In the microwave or double boiler, melt together chocolate, water and orange zest. Pour over the orange marmalade and set aside for setting for 5 minutes and then pop the whole thing in your mouth for a medley of flavours.


PS : Phone pictures again since the SD card is still misbehaving, I have a very pretty picture clicked of this. Sob sob
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