Jaffa Cakes are biscuit-sized cakes introduced by McVitie and Price in the UK in 1927 and named after Jaffa oranges. They consist of three layers: a Genoise sponge base, a layer of orange flavoured jam and a coating of chocolate. They are undeniably delicious, but like most other packaged sweets, they have lots of unhealthy sugars and fats, and they aren't vegan.
We wanted to bring the joy of jaffa cakes to everyone. So we set out on the daily mission of turning these lovely biscuits both vegan and gluten-free. Moreover, our recipe is sugar-free, and the fats come predominantly from healthy almonds, making it suitable for people on a weight-loss. By using 90%+ dark chocolate, and stick to sugar-free orange jam, even people with diabetes can safely enjoy this yummy treat!
It can be challenging to get a soft sponge cake that is both dairy-free, egg-free and gluten-free. But we got it done with a few handy tricks we learned from our many gluten-free bakes. So you can just follow our easy steps below and rest assured you'll get great results!
Are our homemade jaffa cakes healthier than the originals? You bet! Check this out: weight by weight a single cake has 50% fewer sugars and almost three times fewer calories than the packaged ones. And the flavour? Just as good, promised!
So what are we waiting for? Let's get them on your plate!