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!

Nutritional Information

Per One Cake: Calories: 148 | Carbs: 18 g | Fat: 8 g | Protein: 1 g | Sodium: 7 mg | Sugar: 12 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.