Jaffa cake tray bake recipe

jaffa cake tray bake

This recipe takes jaffa cakes to the extreme with a giant, tray bake jaffa cake.

The ingredients below will make anywhere from 8-16 servings, depending on how you cut it all up.

You can of course reduce the amounts for a smaller serving!


  • Eggs 4
  • Self raising flour 200 g
  • Softened butter 200 g
  • Caster sugar 200 g
  • Orange jelly packets (135g) 2
  • Chocolate 500 g

How to make a jaffa cake tray bake

  1. Start by making up the jelly with two packets (break up the pieces) to 1/2 pint of boiling water in a jug, not per pack instructions.
  2. Place the jug in the fridge to set.
  3. Meanwhile, beat the eggs briefly with a fork or whisk in a bowl.
  4. Add in the sugar, flour, butter and baking powder.
  5. Mix together into a runny, lump-free batter.
  6. Add to a greased/butter baking tray and cook at 180 degrees for 15-20 minutes until golden. A skewer through the middle should come out clean.
  7. Allow the cake to fully cool.
  8. Keep checking on the jelly until it’s half set, about the consistency of porridge. This may take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours.
  9. Pour the half-set jelly over the cake base and spread out with a knife into a thin layer. Return to the whole tray to the fridge to allow the jelly to fully set.
  10. Once the jelly is fully set, melt the chocolate in a bowl in the microwave and pour over. Spread a think layer over the whole cake.
  11. Return to the fridge one final time until chocolate has hardened.
  12. Cut up and serve!

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