Air Fryer Giant Jammie Dodger Cake

Air Fryer Giant Jammie Dodger Cake

A Delectable Delight: The Ultimate Jammie Dodger Cake Recipe


Welcome to our kitchen, where we’re about to embark on a culinary adventure to create the most irresistible Jammie Dodger Cake you’ve ever tasted.

Indulgent, charming, and perfect for any occasion, this cake will leave your taste buds dancing with delight.

Join us as we share our closely-guarded recipe secrets and guide you step-by-step through the process of creating this heavenly treat.

The History of Jammie Dodgers

Before we dive into the recipe, let’s take a moment to appreciate the rich history of Jammie Dodgers. These delightful British biscuits have been a beloved treat since their introduction in the 1960s. Their distinctive heart-shaped design, sweet raspberry or strawberry jam filling, and buttery biscuit base have made them a staple in households across the United Kingdom. Combining the nostalgic flavors of Jammie Dodgers with the elegance of a cake creates a mouthwatering fusion that will captivate your senses.


To embark on this delectable journey, gather the following ingredients:

  • For the Cake:
    • 250g unsalted butter, softened
    • 250g caster sugar
    • 4 large eggs
    • 250g self-raising flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the Filling:
    • 200g raspberry or strawberry jam
    • 200g unsalted butter, softened
    • 400g icing sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preparing the Cake

To ensure a perfect Jammie Dodger Cake, follow these steps:

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F) and prepare two 8-inch round cake tins by greasing them with butter and lining the bases with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Sift the self-raising flour and baking powder into the bowl and gently fold it into the mixture until just combined.
  • Pour in the milk and vanilla extract, and stir until the batter is smooth and well-blended.
  • Divide the batter equally between the prepared cake tins, smoothing the tops with a spatula.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.
  • Once baked, remove the cakes from the oven and allow them to cool in the tins for 10 minutes. Then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

2. Creating the Filling

While the cakes cool, let’s prepare the luscious filling:

  • In a mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until smooth and creamy.
  • Gradually add the icing sugar, sifting it as you go, and continue beating until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Add the vanilla extract and beat for a further minute to incorporate the flavors.

3. Assembling the Jammie Dodger Cake

Now comes the exciting part—bringing all the components together:

  • Place one cake layer onto a serving plate or cake stand. Spread a generous layer of the raspberry or strawberry jam over the top.
  • Carefully place the second cake layer on top of the jam, aligning it with the bottom layer.
  • Using a palette knife or offset spatula, generously spread the prepared buttercream filling over the top of the cake, ensuring it covers the sides as well.
  • For an extra touch of elegance, create a border around the edge of the cake with a piping bag and a star-shaped nozzle. This will mimic the iconic Jammie Dodger biscuit design.
  • To truly capture the essence of a Jammie Dodger, we can’t forget the signature heart-shaped cutout. Using a small heart-shaped cookie cutter, gently press it into the center of the cake, cutting through both layers.

4. Decorating the Cake

To add the finishing touches and enhance the visual appeal of your Jammie Dodger Cake, consider the following ideas:

  • Sprinkle a dusting of icing sugar over the top of the cake for a touch of elegance.
  • Garnish the cake with fresh raspberries or strawberries, strategically placing them around the heart-shaped cutout.
  • For a more elaborate presentation, create Jammie Dodger-inspired decorations using fondant. Roll out the fondant and cut out heart shapes and small circles to mimic the biscuit design. Place them on top of the cake, ensuring they adhere to the buttercream.
  • Finally, take a step back and admire your masterpiece—a stunning Jammie Dodger Cake that looks as good as it tastes!


Congratulations on creating a show-stopping Jammie Dodger Cake that is sure to impress both visually and in flavor. This delightful combination of nostalgic flavors, moist sponge layers, and luscious buttercream filling will leave your guests in awe.

Remember, the joy of baking lies not only in the final result but also in the journey itself. Enjoy the process, experiment with variations, and add your personal touch to make this recipe truly your own.

Now, it’s time to savor each delectable bite of your homemade Jammie Dodger Cake. Happy baking!

Note: The above recipe and instructions are provided for informational purposes only. Adjustments and variations may be necessary based on individual preferences and dietary restrictions.