Who doesn’t like a Jaffa Cake? My partner said they wanted some Jaffa Cakes over Christmas, I looked for a recipe and couldn’t find one. I saw a non low carb recipe on the net, adapted it, so here’s a recipe for a big one and it’s low carb. I know I have cheated by using a packet jelly/jello but I’m rubbish when using gelatine.

This would make a great Christmas Tea treat.


Cake layer

3 eggs

112g/1/2cup melted butter

125g/1 1/4cup almond flour/meal

1 tsp baking powder

2-4 tbsp granulated sweetener of choice, depending on how sweet you want it

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp salt

Jelly layer

Zest and juice of 2 oranges

1 pk sugar free Orange jelly/jello

Chocolate Coating

80ml/1/3 cup double/heavy cream

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

A pinch of salt

2 tsp stevia (leave out if using stevia sweetened chocolate)

165g/2.5 ounces unsweetened dark chocolate, broken into 1/2-inch pieces

Cake layer:

Add all the ingredients to processor and pulse until smooth.

Pour into a greased and lined sponge tin

Bake at 180C/350F for 20-25 minutes. Test the centre with a clean fork or skewer to ensure it is cooked thoroughly.

Jelly Layer:

Line a container that is slightly smaller than your cake with cling film

Make jelly as per instructions but substitute some of the cold water with juice from oranges

Add zest with the hot water

Pour into container and allow to set.

If you want your jelly with less wobble put in less cold water or just use the orange juice.

If you don’t like bits in your jelly stain it as you pour it into the dish,

Chocolate Coating:

1. In a small heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat cream, vanilla, salt, and sweetener (if using) until bubbles form. Remove from heat.

2. Add chocolate pieces and let melt, stirring occasionally.

3. Let the mixture cool so it can still be poured, add a little more cream if it starts to get too thick


Place cake on top of jelly container and invert so jelly is on top of the cake

Pour ganache over the top and spread it over so it covers jelly and cake

Allow to set


Adapted from a recipe on Cranble.com


Carbohydrates 12g

Fibre 4g

Net Carbs 8g

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