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Are Jaffa Cakes Vegan?

by Toni Olukiran

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Jaffa Cakes are the dream for chocolate orange lovers out there, but is the iconic treat vegan? Find out everything you need to know here.

What are Jaffa Cakes?

Jaffa Cakes are cakes (though usually eaten as though they’re biscuits) which typically consists of three different layers — a genoise sponge base, orange-flavoured jam in the middle, and a top coat of chocolate for good measure. They’re named Jaffa due to the use of Jaffa Oranges. They are produced by McVities and have been going strong as one of the Nation’s favourite biscuits since the 1920s.

Are Jaffa Cakes vegan?

Unfortunately, Jaffa Cakes aren’t vegan. This is because they contain butter oils and dried egg, making it unsuitable for anyone following a plant-based diet. Most Jaffa-style cakes from supermarket brands are also unsuitable for vegans due to the use of eggs in the sponge base. 

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Toni Olukiran
by Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Interns, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at a last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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