Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Jaffa Cakes

Is it a cake? Is it a cookie? It's a Jaffa Cake!

Cake:
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
Filling:
4 tablespoons jam (orange marmalade, raspberry jam, blackcurrant jam, strawberry jam, etc.)
Topping:
1 cup dark chocolate pieces, melted

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease muffin pan wells.
2. In a large bowl place eggs and sugar, using a hand held mixer or machine, whisk mixture until pale and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes. Beat in flour until batter is smooth and creamy.
3. Divide batter among muffin wells, filling about 1/3 full. Bake cakes 10-12 minutes until toothpick comes out clean, cakes will appear pale on top. Turn out onto wire rack and let cool completely.
4. To assemble jaffa cakes: (A) Place a teaspoon of jam on top of cake, leaving an edge. (B) Spoon melted chocolate over jam to cover completely and let chocolate drip down sides of cake. (C) Let chocolate set then serve & enjoy!

Makes 1 dozen.



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