Home made Jaffa Cakes


Dark chocolate smothered over a layer of marmalade jelly all on top of soft cake. Jaffa cakes are so nice to have as a mid morning snack or dunked into a hot cup of tea/coffee. As you bite in to them you get the crunch from the deliciously dark chocolate, followed by the soft sweetness of the marmalade and orange jelly then you get the lovely delight of the soft cake base.

I attempted to bake them ourselves. And I must admit, they turned out ok. Good enough to eat!


Cake base

  • 50g Self raising flour
  • 50g Caster sugar
  • 50g Softened butter
  • 1tsp milk


  • Orange Jelly
  • Marmalade


  • 1 bar of Dark chocolate


  • Make up your orange jelly accordingly to the packet. Place it into a big shallow container or into a long tube. The jelly only needs to be shallow, about 2/3mm thick. A silicone tray would be ideal as you will need to get the jelly out of it once it is set.  Alternatively you can buy the already made up jelly in the pots and slice it.
  • Once the jelly is set in the fridge you will need to start on the cakes
  • Mix all of the ingredients together, you can add in chocolate chips if you desire. Pour into cake cases only 5mm thick and bake in the oven at 180 for about 5-10  minutes. They don’t take long as they are only small. take them out of the oven when golden in colour.
  • Leave to cool
  • Once cooled down spread over some marmalade on top of your cake.
  • Take out your jelly. If it is in a shallow container, you will need to use some round shape cutters to cut out some circles. Make sure they are just a little smaller than your cake bases. If you used the already made up jelly or set your jelly in a long tube, you will need to slice of the jelly to fit onto your cake base. (hope this makes sense)


  • Try not to over hang your jelly, like the above picture. Keep a good 5mm clear around the edge of the cake, otherwise when you pour on your chocolate it will just fall off.
  • Melt your chocolate and cool a little.
  • Pour onto the top of the jelly, using a spoon spread the chocolate over the cake.


  • Set aside in the fridge to cool and the chocolate to set

Now your ready to taste. They may not be the best looking jaffas around but they tasted smooth and tangy. Just right.

Enjoy 🙂




3 thoughts on “Home made Jaffa Cakes

  1. I didn’t realise you can make them so easily! Mine love jaffa cakes and this would be fun!!! Thanks for sharing xx

    1. How my instructions are easy to follow. As I was writing them I though they didn’t make sense.
      Enjoy x

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