Dark Chocolate Jaffa Cakes

19 Comments on Dark Chocolate Jaffa Cakes

jaffa cake

Apologies straight up: I haven’t got a recipe for you today. As I mentioned in this post, things have been a rather busy round here of late and it doesn’t look likely to let up until we sort out our new flat and various other things. Busy in a good way though. There’s lots of smiling.

One major cause for smiles is the fact that we have a new oven. Just a cheapo unit to tide us over til the house move, but the temperature gauge works and it doesn’t leak over 50% of it’s heat directly into the kitchen. In celebration, I made Jaffa cakes. Recipe’s still in development, so just photos for now. Wishing you all a wonderful week.

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19 RESPONSES TO Dark Chocolate Jaffa Cakes

  1. I’m so excited about these jaffa cakes – I can’t wait to see the recipe, they look so amazing. Hurrah for a new oven!

    • thelittleloaf -

      Thanks Emma, and yes, hurrah indeed! It’s so quiet compared to our old one that I have to keep checking that it’s actually on! 🙂

  2. Yum! Can’t wait for the recipe. Loooove jaffa cakes 🙂

  3. Looking forward to see how you make the orangey jelly bit in the middle – it’s my favourite bit of a jaffa cake!

  4. I’m buzzing with anticipation. I must admit I’m with Helen, the intensely orange-y bit in the middle is the best part, I’ve never found or made a convincing substitute. Problem is if I learn, I’ll end up eating it with a spoon, and forgetting the rest of the jaffa cake!

    • thelittleloaf -

      Well, the recipe gives you a few trimmings from round each circle so you’d be in heaven! 🙂

  5. em -

    THE most moreish snack on the UK, yet I’ve never seen anyone successfully make a proper jaffa cake on the internet. This blows that out of the water,and they look a lot thicker and orangier – welllllll cant wait for this recipe! Good luck with the moving business 🙂

    • thelittleloaf -

      Thanks Em! The filling is so good, as is the base – I always find real Jaffa Cake bases a little bit too dry.

      • em -

        I find that too! How else are they to keep the jaffas at 1g of fat per cake?!

        Cardboard, thats how, delicious cardboard.

  6. Skye -

    Oh no! I thought that I was going to find out what the filling is…
    Great news about the new oven, though 🙂

  7. Absolutely love jaffa cakes! can’t wait for a recipe!

  8. cheri -

    This looks and sounds very interesting, can’t wait for the recipe. Good luck with all your new changes.

  9. Look forward to the recipe! We need a new oven too, the light in the oven has gone. Forever. sigh..

  10. OH EM GEE: my nickname is Trisha Jaffa Cake Jones. Because I love them. Can’t wait to see this recipe. they look so good x

    • thelittleloaf -

      Haha, I promise the recipe will come soon!

  11. Ray -

    Did you ever have a chance to finish / post your recipe? The pics make it look yummy!

    • thelittleloaf -

      I’m afraid the recipe for these is going in the cookbook – out next year if you can wait that long! 🙂

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