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The great Jaffa Cake debate: It’s a cake, not a biscuit… or is it? 

Hey there, cake enthusiasts and biscuit aficionados! Today, we’re delving deep into the scrumptious world of Jaffa Cakes, those delectable treats that have sparked a controversy as heated as a hot oven. Brace yourselves, folks, as we embark on a quest to settle the age-old question: Are Jaffa Cakes truly cakes or merely cleverly disguised biscuits? Let’s dive in! 

  • Size Matters: First things first, let’s talk about size. Biscuits come in all shapes and sizes, from dainty shortbreads to sizable digestives. Jaffa Cakes, on the other hand, boast a diameter that’s closer to that of a cake than a biscuit. It’s like a miniaturized cake that got lost in a biscuit factory. We’re talking about a treat that deserves a spot on the dessert table, not something you’d dunk into your tea without a second thought!

  • Spongey Goodness: What distinguishes a cake from a biscuit? Well, it’s all about the texture, my friends. And Jaffa Cakes have texture in spades! That delicate, moist sponge base gently cradling the tangy orange jelly, all wrapped up in a cloak of velvety chocolate. It’s a harmonious symphony of flavours and textures that screams “cake” louder than a candlelit serenade.

  • The Soggy Dilemma: Biscuits love a good dunking, right? But try dipping a Jaffa Cake into your tea, and you’ll be met with disaster! The sponge will absorb the liquid, the jelly will disintegrate, and the chocolate will turn into a gooey mess. Cakes don’t fare well with a dip, and Jaffa Cakes are no exception. They prefer to hold their ground, remaining firm and proud. Sorry, biscuit camp, but soggy Jaffa Cakes just don’t cut it, even vegan ones.

  • Birthday Party or Teatime? When was the last time you saw a biscuit adorned with candles at a birthday party? Not often, I bet! Cakes, on the other hand, are the stars of the show when it comes to celebrations. Jaffa Cakes, with their cake-like nature, deserve a prime position on that birthday cake platter. Imagine blowing out candles on a pile of biscuits… awkward, isn’t it? 
     

So, my fellow confectionery enthusiasts, there you have it. The evidence is as clear as a glass cake stand. Jaffa Cakes are undoubtedly cakes, not biscuits in disguise. The size, the texture, the inability to withstand a dunking, the birthday appeal, and even a legal victory—they all point to the same delicious conclusion. 

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to indulge in a slice… er, I mean, a Jaffa Cake. Cheers to these delightful confections that have managed to sweeten our lives and stir up such a scrumptious debate! 

BUT, before we finish, the best bit of it all? The ones we have listed are vegan! Yup, Vegan Jaffa Cakes. You heard it here first. Some ones on the market aren’t even classed as vegetarian Jaffa Cakes….! Skip out the animal cruelty and get those vegan sweet treats delivered straight to your door, and we must say, it’s one of my personal favourites!  

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