Easy Homemade Jaffa Cake Cupcakes Recipe

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Jaffa cake cupcakes make for an easy DIY jaffa cake recipe that’s trivial to make yourself.

This recipe works out surprisingly cheap with the ingredients coming in at around £1.50 making for 12 yummy Jaffa cake style sponge cupcakes.


To make 12 servings

  • 115g Self raising flour
  • 115g Butter
  • 115g Caster sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 orange jelly packet (135g)
  • 2 tablespoons MarmaladeOptional
  • 300g Chocolate

How to make jaffa cake cupcakes:

  1. Break up the pack of jelly into a measuring jug.
  2. Add in the two tablespoons of marmalade.
  3. Pour in 300ml boiling water.
  4. Mix well with a fork until the jelly has fully dissolved
  5. Line a baking tray with cling film or foil and pour in the mixture to create a thin layer of jelly and allow to set in the fridge. You could also use a plate or similar, you basically want to get a nice thin sheet of jelly.
  6. Meanwhile, combine the flour, sugar, eggs and butter in a big bowl.
  7. Mix together with a wooden spoon until there are no lumps and a smooth batter has formed.
  8. Spoon around 1-2 tablespoons for the mixture into cupcake cases.
  9. Bake at 180 degrees for 20-30 minutes until firm and golden and a skewer comes out clean.
  10. Allow to cool.
  11. Once cakes have cooled and jelly is set, use a cookie cutter, glass or anything else that works to cut out circles of jelly to top the cupcakes. You want the circles to be slightly smaller than the cupcakes.
  12. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30 second bursts (or over simmering water on the hob). Allow to cool slightly before covering the tops of the cupcakes with a tablespoon of the chocolate.
  13. Place the cupcakes in the fridge until the chocolate has set.
  14. ENJOY!

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