Jaffa Cakes

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These little bite size jaffa cake treats are scrumptious....but are they a cake or a biscuit?


  1. Make the jelly up according to the packet instructions. Pour the jelly into a shallow-sided tray or dish to form a 1cm layer of jelly. Set aside until completely set.

  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan 160°C, 350°F, gas mark 4). Lightly grease an 8 hole muffin tin.

  3. Place the eggs and sugar into a large bowl suspended over a pan of simmering water (do not allow the base of the bowl to touch the water). Whisk continuously for 4-5 minutes, or until the mixture is pale, fluffy and leaves a trail when the whisk is removed.

  4. Add the flour, beating continuously, until a thick, smooth batter forms.

  5. Half-fill each muffin tin with the cake mix. Bake the cakes for 8-10 minutes, or until pale golden-brown and cooked through. Remove from the oven and set the cakes aside, still in their tray, until cool. They may sink a little. Remove the cakes from the tins.

  6. When the jelly has set cut small discs from the layer of jelly, slightly smaller than the diameter of the cakes. Sit one jelly disc on top of each cake. Top tip: if you're struggling to cut each circle, use a teaspoon. The curve of the spoon will help lift it.

  7. Place the chocolate in a bowl suspended over a pan of simmering water and stir until melted. Leave to cool enough so it's almost reset, but you can still pour it. This will prevent it from melting the jelly once it's drizzled over. Once you have drizzled the chocolate over the jelly, set aside to cool completely.  

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  1. 1 star rating

    This isn't worth your time. The base tasted fine, but the jelly took so long to set. After waiting 2 hours I tried to cut it into circles but it fell apart, then when putting the cooled chocolate on top it made the jelly spill over the sides and looked a right mess, they went straight in the bin.

  2. 2 star rating

    Did not rate them did not work for me. To much messing for not a very good result. If you do make them I would advise you use an egg cup seems to be just the right size to cut out the orange jelly and a palette knife makes it easy enough to lift of the baking parchment.

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