Glutenfree Jaffa cakes

These chocolaty, spongy and orangy yummyness are based on the cakes that bares thesame name, but with minor differences. I used marmalade and made them gluten-free.

Gluten free Jaffa cakes

I found the maine recipe on this PAGEbut I had to make it a little bit different. It is not so difficuIt to make these cakes, it is just a little time consuming because of the different
ingredients needs some time to settle, for making these you just need some patients.

Jaffa cakes
For 12 cakes of approximately 5 cm in diameter, you need:
2 eggs
50 g sugar
35 g of fat reduced almond flour
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 package lemon jello
2 tablespoons orange marmalade
2.5 dl boiling water
200 g dark chocolate
Homemade jaffa cakes

As mentioned you must expect to set aside some time when making these, so I would recommend making jelly first.

Boil water and marmalade and add the packet of lemon jelly.
Stir until everything has dissolved.
drain the liquid jelly or if you want the marmalade rinds leave it be, let it stiffen in molds or in a shallow tray and cut the circles with a cookie cutter when the jelly has solidified.

Preheat oven to 180 C

Whisk eggs and sugar until fluffy in a double boiler for 4-5 minutes with a hand mixer. Remember the top bowl must not come into contact with the water or it will becomes too hot.
Sift fat reduced almond flour and ginger in egg mixture and fold gently into the batter and mixed well

Place a tablespoon of batter on a bakingpaper lined baking tray, smear the batter to about 5 cm discs
Bake cakes in the middle of the oven until they are golden about 10 minutes

Set the cakes on a wire rack and let them cool off.

Once the gel is solidified, take them out of the molds or cut out small circles and place them on the little sponge cakes.

 

Jaffa cakes
Cover the cakes with melted chocolate.
Chop the chocolate and melt the bits in a double boiler
and remember that chocolate should not be warmer than 40 C.
When the chocolate is melted temper it. you get a better result and the chocolate get back its hard crack quality.
Dip the top side of the cakes and put them on a rack/tray to let the chocolate set. If you want you can decorate the Jaffa cakes by piping some chocolate on them or any decoration you feel like using.
Jaffa cakes
Couldn’t wait to taste one, the chocolate haven’t even set yet.

One Comment Add yours

  1. I so need to try these!! I just started my own blog about healthy and affordable eating, so feel free to check it out! 🙂 I’m looking forward to more of your posts!

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