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Jaffa Cake [Vegan, Grain-Free, Oil-Free]

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Everyone knows Jaffa Cakes – a fluffy biscuit, topped with refreshing orange jelly and covered in a delicious chocolate shell! This is not only a vegan version but also healthier one - no refined sugars/flours and no to little oil. The biscuit is not only extremely fluffy and light, but also completely oil-free! The secret ingredient is unsweetened apple sauce, which, no worries – you don’t taste at all.

Jaffa Cake [Vegan, Grain-Free, Oil-Free]





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To Make the Biscuit:

  • 1/2 cup almond flour (ground almonds)
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/8 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup plant-based milk

To Make the Orange Jelly:

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest, grated
  • 1 teaspoon agar agar

To Make the Coating:

  • 7 ounces vegan, orange flavored chocolate


  1. Place the dry ingredients into a sieve that sits on top of a bowl and sieve until all the flour is inside the bowl. Whisk together.
  2. In a separate bowl, add all the remaining wet ingredients and mix together.
  3. Slowly add the wet to the dry ingredients and mix together until you have a smooth batter.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F and slightly grease a muffin silicone tray.
  5. Add about a heaping tablespoon into each mould until all the batter is gone.
  6. Place them in the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes. Once done, remove from the moulds and set aside.
  7. In the meantime, prepare the jelly. Add all ingredients to a saucepan and boil over medium heat. Let simmer for 1-2 minutes. Place a drop of jelly on a baking sheet or into the cleaned muffin tray and set to chill in the fridge.
  8. Once the jelly drops firmed up, place one drop on top of each biscuit.
  9. Melt your chocolate and pour over each cake. Set back into the fridge and enjoy!





Recipes that use colorful and natural ingredients from all over the world. Kirsten is the foodie behind The Tasty K - a food video blog that promotes eating simple, healthy and above all tasty food! By experimenting with colourful and natural ingredients from all over the world she seeks to inspire everyone to get creative in the kitchen and include more whole foods and plant-based meals in their diet.



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7 Months Ago

these came out really well! thank you! so impressed. tasted fantastic and the biscuity base is really reminiscent of a jaffa cake in texture, as well as the jelly. Only change I\'d make would be less chocolate. I didn\'t use as much as specified here and even then it was a large amount (definitely tasty though!). I think you could get away with one bar (my bars were 2.8oz). I used two and that was too much.
real hit in this house, going on my List!

8 Months Ago

totally going to try this. nearly assembled all the ingredients. I miss jaffa cakes! thank you!

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8 Months Ago

What a delicious and nice compiled recipe you have shared via this blog. I think you have got the expertise in this. I really like your fodiee behaviors. Keep conveying such messages, really needed us

8 Months Ago

This is labeled as a grain-free recipe, but gluten-free flours usually contain GF grains.

8 Months Ago

Looks interesting. Never heard of Jaffa cakes before and I\'m 56 years old! LOL


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