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Delicje a Jaffa style cake from Poland

  • Author: polishhousewife
  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 24 min
  • Total Time: 54 minutes
  • Yield: approx. 30 cookies
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: Polish


Light sponge cakes topped with jelly and covered in chocolate


  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 3/4 to 1 cup cup of your favorite jelly or jam
  • 12 ounces chocolate flavored bark coating


  1. Whisk together eggs, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl, heat over a pan of boiling water, being sure the bowl doesn’t touch the hot water and heat to 160 F
  2. Mix on high speed for 5 to 10 minutes, until 4 times the original volume and when the beaters are raised, the eggs should be thick enough to briefly mound up like soft serve as they drop
  3. Sift the flour and corn starch over the egg mixute and gently fold in until uniformly combined
  4. Fill a piping bag with a 1/2 inch round tip (or ziplock bag with 1/2 inch snipped off of one corner) and pipe into circles about 1 1/2 inches in diameter and 1 inch apart on a parchment lined baking pan
  5. Bake approximately 12 minutes until cakes are firm, being careful not to overbake, cool
  6. Top with jelly or jam, chill
  7. Melt bark coating according to package directions, stir, carefully dip the jellied tops of cookies into the chocolate, removing any excess chocolate without disturbing the jelly
  8. Chill before serving

Keywords: delicje jaffa cake poland