Jaffa cakes

Jaffa cakes


  • 1 free-range egg
  • 50 g white caster sugar
  • 65 g self-raising flour , sifted
  • Butter , for greasing
  • 250 g marmalade
  • 100 g 70% cocoa chocolate , chopped
  • Finely grated zest of 1/2 an orange
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil , (optional)
  • 1 tbsp water


Recipe by Anna Jones

Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6. Whisk the egg and sugar with an electric hand whisk until thick and creamy, then stir in the flour.

Grease a 12-hole jam tart tin and put 1 tablespoon of mixture in each hole. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes, until golden brown, then remove to a wire rack to cool.

Once cool, cut the cakes in half horizontally, so you have 2 thin cakes.

Gently heat the marmalade in a saucepan for a few minutes, until it has thickened but is still spreadable. Sift to remove any peel, if you want a smooth centre. Allow to cool, then spoon a dollop of marmalade onto the centre of each cake.

Melt the chocolate with the orange zest, oil (if you like) and water in a heatproof bowl over a pan of boiling water, stirring well. Cool until the chocolate starts to thicken, and spoon over the marmalade. Leave to set.


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