Great Blogging Bake Off – week 1

Homemade jaffa cakes / Great British Blogging Bake Off

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One of my favourite TV shows started this week, the Great British Bake Off. I’ve always watched the show and tried to recreate some of the recipes so I was thrilled to find out Mummy Mishaps hosts a Bloggers Bake Off to go along with it.

For this weeks show the contestants had to bake a drizzle cake, jaffa cakes and a genoise mirror cake.

I’ve made a drizzle cake before so decided to attempt jaffa cakes for the first ever time, after all the contestants did make them look pretty easy didn’t they!


Homemade jaffa cakes / Great British Blogging Bake Off



  • 2 eggs
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 50g plain flour, sieved
  • 1  packet orange jelly, chopped
  • 1 tbsp orange marmalade
  • 1 orange, zest and juice
  • 125ml boiling water
  • 250g dark chocolate



  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
  • Mix the jelly, marmalade, orange zest and juice and boiling water in a bowl until it has all dissolved, then pour the mixture into a baking tray lined with clingfilm. Let it cool then put it into the fridge to set.
  • Whilst the jelly is setting, in a bowl beat the eggs and sugar together for about 5 minutes (until the mixture is pale and fluffy) then beat in the flour to form a batter. Pour the mixture into a muffin tin, about half fill each well, or bun/muffin cases. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, they will be golden and a skewer or knife will come out clean. Leave them to cool.
  • Once the cakes have cooled and the jelly has set, cut discs out of the jelly (the same size as the cakes) then put the jelly discs on top of the cakes.
  • Melt the chocolate and as it cools spread over the top of each cake.
  • Once the chocolate has set the jaffa cakes are ready to eat.



Homemade jaffa cakes / Great British Blogging Bake Off


Homemade jaffa cakes / Great British Blogging Bake Off


I did run into a few problems making these, firstly the baking tray I used was too big which made the layer of jelly too thin and tricky to work with and as the jelly wasn’t a flat ring on top of the cake the chocolate has to be poured on instead of spread so it was a pretty thick layer.  I’m not sure what I did with the cake part either but they came out a bit tough too!

It’s definitely a recipe I’ll be trying again though.


If you have any tips on making jaffa cakes please do let me know!

Have you tried baking anything from the Great British Bake Off?

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6 comments on “Great Blogging Bake Off – week 1

  1. well done for having a go at making jaffa cakes. making them in the cake cases is a good idea as saves the sponges being stuck in their tin. I made cupcake versions myself a few years ago, and i know what you mean about the jelly, i think mine was a tad thick!
    thank you for linking up to #GBBOBloggers2016 x

  2. What a great idea to make your jaffa cakes in paper cases, I’d imagine it would make them a little more portable. I too tackled jaffa cakes in my bloggers baking challenge and had problems with the jelly – one of them being that our tray didn’t sit flat either. I ended up trying to level the tray out a little by putting a couple of sheets of folded tissuepaper under one of the sides! Still wasn’t perfect though!
    Angela x

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