Spiced Jaffa Cakes

spiced jaffa cakes recipe 
I’m always on the lookout for new baking recipes to try that don’t take forever but give you a treat that’s not just a basic sponge cake. When I came across this recipe for homemade Jaffa Cakes on the BBC website I had to give it a go. I spiced mine up with… well, spices… and was pleasantly surprised with how tasty they turned out!
To make 12 Jaffa Cakes you will need:

For the bases:

  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 50g plain flour

For the filling:

  • 1 x 135g packet orange jelly, chopped
  • 1 tbsp orange marmalade
  • 125ml boiling water
  • Ground cinnamon

For the topping:

  • 200g dark chocolate, minimum 70 per cent cocoa solids, broken into pieces

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1. Begin by preheating your oven to 180 degrees.

spiced jaffa cakes recipe

2. For the cakes, bring a little water to the boil in a pan, then reduce the heat until the water is simmering. Place a heatproof bowl over the water. Add the eggs and sugar to the bowl and beat continuously for 4-5 minutes, or until the mixture is pale, fluffy and combined. Next, add the flour to the mixture and beat until a thick, smooth batter forms.

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3. Half fill a 12-hole muffin tray with the batter. 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.

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4. To make the filling, mix together the jelly, marmalade and boiling water until the jelly has dissolved and the mixture is smooth. Add the cinnamon and pour the filling mixture into a shallow-sided baking tray to form a 1cm layer of jelly. Set aside until completely cooled, then chill in the fridge until set.

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5. When the jelly has set and the cakes have cooled, cut small discs from the layer of jelly slightly smaller than the cakes. Place on top of the cakes.

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6. Finally melt the chocolate and pour on top of the cakes and jelly. Use a knife to smooth the chocolate evenly over the top.

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spiced jaffa cakes recipe

 They may not look as polished as the shop-bought ones, but they certainly competed with them when it came to taste! I adapted my version from this BBC Good Food recipe.

~ Laura xx ~

11 thoughts on “Spiced Jaffa Cakes

  1. Oh wow these sound absolutely mouth watering and I am sitting here drooling because I have the munchies and now all I want are your spiced jaffa cakes and I am not a huge jaffa cake fan. lol You converted me. Mr P would die for these. Might have to test them out. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  2. Hello there, I can’t imagine life without Jaffa cakes, but I never even considered making them-this will be what I am mostly doing this weekend-thank you very much indeed for the inspiration and recipe! x #sharewithme

  3. I saw the title of this post and you had me! Jaffa cakes have always been one of my favourites but now I have a grown-up version! Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo and I have pinned this on my recipes I like board :)

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