Self-saucing Jaffa pudding

Self-saucing Jaffa pudding

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Cooking time

Prep: 35 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level



Serves 8

This intense chocolate orange sponge bake with thick sauce is about as indulgent as a good pudding gets

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving



  • 100g butter, melted, plus a little extra for the dish
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 50g cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • zest and juice 1 orange
  • 3 eggs
  • 150ml milk
  • 100g orange milk chocolate or milk chocolate, broken into chunks (we used Divine orange milk chocolate)
  • single cream or ice cream, to serve

For the sauce

  • 200g light muscovado sugar
  • 25g cocoa

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  1. Butter a 2-litre baking dish and heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Put the kettle on. Put the flour, caster sugar, 50g cocoa, baking powder, orange zest and a pinch of salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together the orange juice and any pulp left in the juicer, the eggs, melted butter and milk, then pour onto the dry ingredients and mix together until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chunks and scrape everything into the baking dish.
  2. Mix 300ml boiling water from the kettle with the sugar and cocoa for the sauce, then pour this all over the pudding batter – don’t worry, it will look very strange at this stage! Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 30 mins until the surface looks firm, risen and crisp. As you scoop spoonfuls into serving bowls, you should find a glossy, rich chocolate sauce underneath the sponge. Eat immediately with vanilla ice cream or single cream.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2010

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jsimone's picture
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I'm not a big fan of chocoate bu this is definately a hit especiilay served with custard! i used milk chocolate instead of orange milk chocolate and i think the hint of orange was just right. it was a hit with the family. lovely!

pennyclark's picture
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Omg! Chocolate heaven, we couldn't eat it all though, I hope it'll reheat ok

imicola's picture
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Very easy and tasty, but it took a lot longer to cook than stated (about an hour!) and the sauce was rather runny. Also if you aren't using orange chocolate in it, you might want to use 2 oranges as the orange flavour didn't stand out as much as it could have.

josieberry's picture

Love this pudding. So quick to throw together and cook. I have it weighed out and put it in the oven while we eat our main course - perfect timing. Love Aldi`s orange and almond chocolate in this. (It comes in 5 x 25g bars, so a sneaky bar left over for the chef`s treat)

jeanieh's picture

A very delicious and comforting pudding, especially on a cold winter's night. Mmmm.

rachykay's picture

Fabulously easy but impressive pudding? The end result is magic! I halved the recipe and added orange essence to the sauce. Definitely make again!

cshobbs's picture

This was excellent.
But it did take more like 40 minutes to cook in my oven.
I was a little disappointed that the sauce wasn't thicker.

katkatkat76's picture

This was extremely nice, and enjoyed by everyone...and then next morning I found the butter in the microwave! How different would it have tasted if I'd remembered to add it? Seemed very spongy without...

Puzzled of Ipswich!

katkatkat76's picture

This was extremely nice, and enjoyed by everyone...and then next morning I found the butter in the microwave! How different would it have tasted if I'd remembered to add it? Seemed very spongy without...

Puzzled of Ipswich!

wellybobs's picture

Scrummy Pud! Looking forward to making it again. All the family loved it - huge portions though, will half the quantities next time.

bakergirl89's picture

Also, it definately does serve 8, easily! I would say even more like 10 because some people won't eat as much as it is rich.

bakergirl89's picture

This was amazing, although we had it after a HUGE roast dinner, so no one could eat much and it ruined it a bit - it's very rich so would advise having it after a slightly lighter meal!
Also Next time I'd make the sauce with a bit less sugar as it was VERY sweet...
But overall it was lovely. Next time I'll make it with a mix of dark chocolate and plain milk chocolate as choc orange is a bit sickly.

sparklesinsunshine's picture

The best pudding I've ever made and if I say myself, the best ever. Next time will use less sugar as too sweet. Thanks for such a fab and easy recipe

vicstinson's picture

Probably the best pudding in the world; EVER!

mikey2012's picture

A bit disappointed with the sauce, don't know what I did differently to everyone else but it was still VERY runny... would have been a gorgeous pudding otherwise.

jenniferlouisebrown's picture

Also forgot to mention that I halved this recipe and it served me and my (always hungry) fiance for two nights!

hayzie84's picture

When you halved the recipe how many eggs did you use? And did you literally just do half of everything else?

jenniferlouisebrown's picture

This has to be the nicest chocolate pudding I have ever tasted, never mind made! I put extra flavour in by adding a few teaspoons of orange essence, as well as the orange zest and a dash of orange juice. I would recommend putting it in an over-sized dish so that the sauce doesn't run over the top while bubbling in the oven (I would also have liked more sauce but we had some lovely Guernsey cream to make up for it, which is as thick as clotted Cornish but much nicer!!!) As it says in the recipe, don't worry about how it looks or how wrong it feels putting something like that in the oven... it really does rise and the liquid WILL sink to the bottom. Making for Christmas and will add some alcohol and cinnamon to make it more festive!

stellacsg's picture
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I halved the measurements and added approximately 1/3 cup of Cointreau with the sauce mixture and used Lindt dark chocolate and orange instead of milk choc-orange. Yum and so easy to make!

vickiloulou's picture

Made this in the slow cooker - amazing! So easy and very scrumptious!