Flourless Double Chocolate Jaffa Cakes are a more chocolaty twist on an old favorite- moist chocolate sponge cake topped with orange curd and dark chocolate. Perfect for an afternoon snack!
I recently read an article on Jaffa Cakes on the BBC. There’s a huge debate in England about whether these treats are cakes or cookies (biscuits in the British vernacular).
Since Brits tax cakes and cookies differently, this is a very big deal. I’ve never had a Jaffa cake. They sounded so good I had to try making one.
Traditional Jaffa cakes are a vanilla sponge topped with orange jelly and dark chocolate. I’m not much of a jelly fan but I love citrus curds. I decided to make an orange curd instead.
This reduces the sugar in the recipe but increases the fat. You can always substitute orange marmalade or jelly instead of the curd if you want to reduce the fat.
Substituting a chocolate sponge for the vanilla made these flourless. If you want the traditional vanilla sponge, substitute cake flour for the cocoa in the sponge recipe. Personally, I think you can never have too much chocolate.
Traditional Jaffa cakes are round. I made it easier on myself by making these Flourless Double Chocolate Jaffa Cakes into bars. They taste just as good and there’s no waste. You could use muffin cups to make the round version.
About a month ago Deiss sent me this wonderful zester. I love using it. You can see how cleanly it zested the orange for this recipe. The blade is really sharp and it cleans up so easily. Just run some water over it to remove peel. The handle is also really comfortable to hold.
These flourless double chocolate Jaffa cakes are a little more healthy because I used Santa Barbara Chocolate Cocoa Blossom Dark Chocolate.
This chocolate is sweetened with coconut palm sugar so it’s even better for you than regular dark chocolate. It also has a tangier flavor that goes really well with citrus. You can use any dark chocolate or semi-sweet chips.
Spread orange curd evenly on top of cake. Spread melted chocolate on top of orange curd. Cut into bars. Nutrition information is provided as a guide only. Please consult a dietician for specific dietary needs.
Flourless sponge cake
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 207Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 45mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 21gProtein: 3g
Spread orange curd evenly on top of cake. Spread melted chocolate on top of orange curd. Cut into bars.
Nutrition information is provided as a guide only. Please consult a dietician for specific dietary needs.