May 20, 2018

Jaffa cakes (gluten & dairy free)

Jaffa cakes always used to be one of my absolute favourite biscuits back when I could eat gluten and dairy, and although the Free From versions you can get in UK supermarkets are edible, they just aren’t the same! So I decided to take matters into my own hands and try making my own gluten and dairy free version! I have to say, they were a lot easier to make than I first thought, and taste just like the real thing!

Scroll down for my recipe. 

You will need:

For the sponge:

50g golden caster sugar

50g plain gluten free flour

2 medium eggs

dairy free butter for greasing the tin

For the jelly: 

1 packet (135g) orange jelly cubes

150ml boiling water

2 tsp orange marmalade

For the chocolate:

150g dairy free dark chocolate


  1. Dissolve your jelly and marmalade in boiling water and pour into a baking tray (so that its around 1.5cm high). Place in the fridge to set.
  2. Pre heat your oven to 180°C and grease a 12 hole cupcake tin with dairy free spread.
  3. Combine your caster sugar and eggs and mix well with an electric whisk for at least 3-4 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  4. Fold in your flour to the mixture until combined.
  5. Spoon around 1 tbsp of mixture into each hole of the tray and bake in the oven for around 8 minutes, until golden brown.
  6. Remove from the tray and leave on a wire wrack to cool.
  7. Once the jelly is set, take out of the fridge and using a circular mould, cut 12 circular pieces of jelly. Place a piece of jelly on each sponge.
  8. Melt your dairy free chocolate over boiling water on the hob and then spoon on top of the jelly. Leave to set and enjoy!

Alice x 


2 responses to “Jaffa cakes (gluten & dairy free)”

  1. Tracy says:

    Can I used vegetarian jelly crystals and dairy products or will I need to adjust the receipt if I do?

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