Self-saucing Jaffa pudding

Self-saucing Jaffa pudding

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Cooking time

Prep: 35 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

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

kcalories
522
protein
8g
carbs
82g
fat
21g
saturates
11g
fibre
2g
sugar
54g
salt
0.86g

Ingredients

  • 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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Method

  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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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

Hi,
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!

yasmin70's picture
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Yummy pudding. I made half the quantity of sauce again as I prefer a little more. Served it with good quality vanilla ice-cream . Very rich so only a little needed. Pudding fed 8 easily.

yasmin70's picture
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Yummy pudding. I made half the quantity of sauce again as I prefer a little more. Served it with good quality vanilla ice-cream . Very rich so only a little needed. Pudding fed 8 easily.

judithshorrock's picture
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Superb! The family practically inhale this

jessicaca's picture
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Oops forgot to rate...definitely 5 stars!

jessicaca's picture
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Amazing! So simple to make and so so delicious. Don't be put off by appearance before you bake it. It's almost magical the way it transforms in the oven.

highwaycrossingfrog's picture
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Of the many desserts I have made for my family, this one received by far the most enthusiastic reception. I predict I will be receiving many requests for it in the future. Thoroughly recommended.

hamish1949's picture
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Everyone loved this young and old.Asian neighbours swapped for bhajis.Definately will make again. Even I liked it and I NEVER eat pudding!!!

laurenoshea's picture
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I made this pudding for family the other night & it was super easy & delicious ! Really orangey - I used the Divine chocolate as suggested in the ingredients & it is much nicer than other chocolate orange brands - smoother & less sickly. The pudding is rich & goes really well with a good quality vanilla icecream. For chocolate lovers only ! It also tasted good warmed thru the next day. I was thinking next time I might try a milk chocolate version & omit the orange - would be a nice adaptation to the recipe & easy. Overall - yum !

Donna H's picture
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A favourite with family and friends.

suewaite's picture
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Made last night for NYE, absolutely Gorgeous prepped to send of stage 1 in afternoon then finished n popped in oven as we sat down to main course. I used milk choc n added a couple of drops orange extract. Does anyone have a recipe for self saucing fruity and caramel versions ??

jogazelleark's picture
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How can this be so tasty and yet so easy?? Absolutely beautiful. Don't worry when you first make it - yes, it should look like this before you put in oven.

MelanieCyp's picture
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I don't really understand the hype about this recipe. It's a perfectly decent pudding, but nothing special. If you are looking for something rich and decadent, this isn't it. It's tasty, moist, but not like something you would have a really good restaurant.

kidskitchen's picture
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Really nice and simple to make. A nice winter warmer!

annakilmurray's picture

This looks gorgeous. Does anyone know if it's ok to make everything up the day before and keep in the fridge overnight, then mix and bake the following day?

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