Jaffa cakes

Makes 24

  • 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



1. 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.



2. 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.



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



4. 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.



5. 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.

Nutritional Information

Jaffa cakes

A homemade version of a classic

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Recipe by Anna Jones

1. 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.

2. 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.

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

4. 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.

5. 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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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:
  • Calories 71 4%
  • Carbs 12.4g 5%
  • Sugar 10.3g 11%
  • Fat 3g 4%
  • Saturates 1.3g 7%
  • Protein 0.9g 2%
Of an adult's reference intake

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