Dairy and Gluten Free Jaffa Cakes or Lewis’ Half a Cakes

serves / makes 10 Jaffa Cakes
15 prep time
15 mins cooking time

Description

I’ve included this recipe at the request of my little cousin Lewis. He was visiting for lunch one day and asked me to think about how I could make a dairy and gluten free jaffa cake. He wanted to call them Half a Cakes as a lot of my cooking is low in calories due to the lack of dairy. So Lewis here is your Half a Cake Recipe!

Ingredients

For the base:

  • 2 eggs
  • 50g caster cugar
  • 50g gluten and dairy free plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum

For the Orange Filling:

  • 135g orange jelly cubes
  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade
  • 125ml boiling water

For the Topping:

200g dairy free chocolate

Method

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  1. Cut the jelly into small cubes and pour over the boiling water
  2. Stir until the jelly cubes are fully dissolved
  3. Stir in the orange marmalade and pour into a shallow dish, the jelly should be about 1 cm thick
  4. Place in the fridge until set
  5. Preheat the oven to 180 oC
  6. To make the base, beat together the eggs and caster sugar in a bowl over a pan of boiling water until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes
  7. Remove from the heat and add in the plain flour and xanthan gum, stirring until fully combined
  8. Divide the mixture between 10 muffin trays, about 1 teaspoon in the bottom of each
  9. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes
  10. Remove from the muffin trays and allow to cool complete
  11. Once the jelly is set, remove from the fridge and cut out circles a little smaller than your bases
  12. Melt the dairy free chocolate in the microwave
  13. Place the jelly circles on top of the bases and pour over the melted chocolate
  14. Let the chocolate set and then enjoy!

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