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Jaffa Cake Cupcakes! – Jane’s Patisserie


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Scrumptious chocolate and orange Jaffa Cake Cupcakes with a hidden Jaffa Cake, chocolate buttercream frosting and a Jaffa Cake on top! 

Oh hey Jaffa Cakes… its been a while! In fact, I have only done one recipe using them on my blog which is a bit of a travesty to be honest! This recipe is the beginning of changing that… Jaffa Cake Cupcakes! 

I have had oodles and oodles of requests for another Jaffa Cake recipe and wasn’t really sure where to start… I have so many ideas and plans all of the time that I just had to randomly pick one! 

I thought the best base for the cupcakes would be a similar idea to my Oreo Cupcakes – for these that made it a hidden Jaffa Cake at the bottom of the cupcake case, a chocolate cupcake mixture with a hint of orange flavour, and orange flavoured chocolate buttercream frosting. 

Obviously, there there is a bit of decoration on top with some sprinkles and then a Jaffa Cake as well, but that’s a given! And before anyone says anything… yes I am aware that the original Jaffa Cake’s are technically apricot flavour. I went with orange. 

I wanted the Jaffa cake on the bottom of the cupcake so that there was a bit more to this bake – I didn’t fancy trying to involve jelly in this (although there is an option mentioned below where you can core out some of the cupcake and fill it with jam/marmalade instead! 

I gave the cupcakes and buttercream a hint of flavour with 1/2 tsp of orange extract each so that there was a hint of flavour, but not too much to make it too much of a ‘chocolate orange’ bake if that makes sense… just makes it a bit more fun then just chocolate! 

I used my favourite orange polka dot baking cups for these because I thought they suited the bake so so much, and I am in love! It brings out a bit more of the theme!! Obviously, the cupcake cases aren’t massively important but I try! 

I also used my favourite 2d closed star piping tip because it creates the most beautiful swirl ever… I realise I pretty much only use this piping tip but that’s because I just love it beyond any other! 

Obviously, you can use whatever flavour Jaffa Cake that you want (As there are so many now…!) but I just had to use the originals! I think they are the best by far!! If you want to adapt the flavourings for the cupcake and/or buttercream you can as well! 

If you have any recipes questions, leave them below!! I really hope you enjoy the recipe and sorry it took so long to post another Jaffa Cake recipe! X

Jaffa Cake Cupcakes!

Scrumptious chocolate and orange Jaffa Cake Cupcakes with a hidden Jaffa Cake, chocolate buttercream frosting and a Jaffa Cake on top! 


Category: Cupcakes

Type: Cupcakes

Keyword: Chocolate

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Cooling & Decorating Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Servings: 12 People

Author: Jane’s Patisserie


Cupcake Ingredients

  • 150 g Unsalted Butter/Stork
  • 150 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 3 Medium Eggs
  • 125 g Self Raising Flour
  • 25 g Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Orange Extract
  • 12 Jaffa Cakes

Buttercream Ingredients

  • 150 g Unsalted Butter (room temp)
  • 275 g Icing Sugar
  • 25 g Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Orange Extract


  • 12 Jaffa Cakes
  • Orange Sprinkles


For the Cupcakes!

  • Heat your oven to 180C/160 Fan/350F and line a cupcake/muffin tin with 12 cases or put 12 Baking Cups onto a flat tray!

  • Add a Jaffa Cake to the bottom of each cupcake (I do chocoalte side up).

  • Beat the unsalted butter with the light brown soft sugar until fluffy.

  • Add the eggs, self-raising flour, cocoa powder and orangee extract with the butter/sugar mix until well combined.

  • Split the mixture between the cupcake cases evenly. 

  • Bake in the oven for 18-22 minutes until baked through. Leave to cool fully on a cooling rack!

For the Buttercream!

  • Beat the unsalted butter for a couple of minutes to really loosen it. 

  • Gradually add the icing sugar and cocoa powder on a slow speed until it is combined then speed the mixer up and beat for 3-4 minutes until fluffy and smooth.

  • Add in the orange extract and beat again until smooth.

For the Decoration!

  • Using a 2D Closed Star Piping Tip, or whatever piping tip you prefer, pipe the buttercream onto the cupcakes (or use whatever piping tip you prefer!)

  • Sprinkle on your chosen sprinkles and add on a Jaffa Cake!


  • I used the classic Jaffa Cakes but you can use any flavour you fancy!
  • I also know Jaffa Cakes are technically apricot flavour jelly but I just stick with orange extract (the extract is also optional!). 
  • These cupcakes will last 3 days at room temperature! 
  • I used a 2D Closed Star Piping Tip to decorate my cakes as they get the nice swirl!
  • I use these beautiful baking cups in my baking as well. 


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