Homemade Mini Jammie Cakes Recipe: Quick and Easy Baking, Great for Kids

Updated on January 24, 2020
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Gabriel loves to cook all kinds of foods, from baking to a full roast dinner.

Delicious Mini Sponges with Jammie Centers

Mini Jammie Cakes
Mini Jammie Cakes | Source

Easy Tasty Treats

These delicious little jammie cakes will get a favorable vote every time from everyone, not just the kids. The pastry base, sweet jam filling, and soft sponge topping are a delightful combination and a real tasty treat. Easy and quick to make and even easier and quicker to eat.

I choose to use raspberry jam as it's my favorite flavor but you can use any of your favorite preserves or even experiment with other fillings; sweet stewed apples are awesome and apricot chutney also works.

Sprinkle with a little icing sugar if you want to be even more impressive.

Hope you enjoy :)

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: Makes 12

Step by Step

Cut out pastry circles and fill with jam
Cut out pastry circles and fill with jam | Source
Top with sponge mix and bake
Top with sponge mix and bake
Leave to cool before removing for the tin
Leave to cool before removing for the tin

The Pastry

First: Make the pastry for the base of the mini cakes.


  • 150 grams of plain flour plus a little extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp of fine caster sugar
  • 1 small fresh egg, beaten
  • 90 grams of butter, cubed plus extra for greasing
  • 12 tsp of raspberry jam (to use for the jammy filling between the pastry and sponge mix)


  • Put the flour, sugar, and butter into a food processor and blitz to a fine crumb-like texture.
  • Add in the egg and blitz to mix, don't over blitz or the pastry will be tough and heavy.
  • Tip the dough onto a floured surface and knead lightly.
  • Roll out the pastry and using a round-shaped cutter, cut into 12 circle shapes to fit into a buttered muffin/cupcake tin.
  • Put a teaspoon of jam into each pastry circle.
  • Place the tray in the fridge to chill for 10 to 15 minutes, while you make the sponge topping.

A Jammie Surprise
A Jammie Surprise

The Sponge Topping

Second: Make the sponge mix to top these lovely jammy mini cakes.


  • 100 grams of self-raising flour, sieved
  • 100 grams of fine caster sugar, sieved
  • 100 grams of unsalted butter, cubed, at room temperature
  • 2 fresh eggs, well beaten, at room temperature


  • In a large bowl cream the sugar and butter together till light and creamy.
  • Add a little of the beaten egg and mix, followed by a little flour and mix.
  • Continue to add the egg and flour alternatively, mixing well to form a smooth shiny batter.
  • Take the muffin tray (I use a standard nonstick muffin tray exactly like the one advertised) with the filled pastry cases from the fridge.
  • Top each pastry case with a spoonful of the sponge mix.
  • Put the muffin tin in a preheated oven and bake on 200ºC/Gas mark 6 for 20 to 25 minutes until the sponge mix rises and is a lovely golden colour and the pastry is just cooked and the same golden colour as the sponge mixture.
  • Leave to cool a little in the tin before carefully removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Of course, you can just eat them straight away, although be aware of the jam as it will be very hot.


  • Store in an airtight container, a tin is best as your pastries won't sweat.
  • These little jammie treats will keep fresh for days.

Cooks Tips:

  • Using butter at room temperature makes it easier to mix with the caster sugar.
  • Using eggs at room temperature makes it easier to blend them together with the butter and sugar mix.
  • Adding the eggs and flour alternatively ensures a smooth shiny sponge mix.

Bake and Rate Mini Jammie Cakes

3.2 stars from 9 ratings of Mini Jammie Cake Treats

© 2012 Gabriel Wilson


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    • Gabriel Wilson profile imageAUTHOR

      Gabriel Wilson 

      3 years ago from Madeira, Portugal

      Hope you enjoy them. My little girl loves baking and eating them :)

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      Lena Durante 

      3 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area

      These look positively delicious! They remind me of little bakewell tarts, but with cake instead of frangipane. I'm tempted to whip a batch up this weekend to try them!

    • Gabriel Wilson profile imageAUTHOR

      Gabriel Wilson 

      7 years ago from Madeira, Portugal

      Fig jam! I haven't tried that before, sounds good. Tanx for the tip vespawoolf :)

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      Vespa Woolf 

      7 years ago from Peru, South America

      These sound delicious, almost like light little muffins. I'd probably use raspberry or fig jam. Thanks for sharing!

    • Gabriel Wilson profile imageAUTHOR

      Gabriel Wilson 

      8 years ago from Madeira, Portugal

      Hi Georgie. They are a bit scrummy, one is never enough :)

    • Georgie Lowery profile image

      GH Price 

      8 years ago from North Florida

      These look really tasty!


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