Self-saucing Jaffa pudding

Self-saucing Jaffa pudding

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Prep: 35 mins Cook: 30 mins


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: per serving

  • kcal522
  • fat21g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs82g
  • sugars54g
  • fibre2g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.86g
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  • 100g butter, melted, plus a little extra for the dish



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 50g cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • zest and juice 1 orange



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 3 eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 150ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 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.

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Comments (151)

joannamallorca's picture

This was deeeeeelicious! I made this for a valentines dinner. I personally think it is very rich and you don't need alot of it, but it is so easy to make and very yummy!

jaenee's picture

This was sooo easy And sooo Very tasty, even though i forgot to add the cocoa and muscavado sugar to the water (too much on the mind) it didn't seem to affect it!
I halved the ingredients and the two of us ate it all up with lovely thick double cream - valentines night (indulgence is aloud) :-)

melaniesunflower's picture

in a word...... WOW!!!! didn't have any orange chocolate, so just used plain milk chocolate. hubby was very impressed and i will definatly be making this again

miffycat's picture

Cut the recipe down to 2/3 and it wasn't cooked! No idea why as my oven tends to cook on the hot side. Put it in the microwave for a couple of minutes and it seemed OK. It tasted amazing, almost too rich though. Will try again and leave in the oven for another 5 minutes. Just found this recipe too which seems similar -

sarahzoehills's picture

yummy... almost too sickly, but not quite :)

lwilliams82's picture

It was nice but too rich for my liking, friends enjoyed it but the lemon self saucing pudding on here is much nicer after a main meal.

sheenarozelle's picture

Amazing. I served with creme fraiche, which was yummy. Didn't have orange chocolate to hand, so doubled the amount of orange juice/zest. Worked well. Just had leftovers fro breakfast!

palmersuzy's picture

Made this for a family lunch. Fabulous, everyone loved it especially the children. very simple to make and a dream to eat!
will be making again.

eleanordawson's picture

Yummy recipe! I found it made enough for 10 people and although there didn't seem so much sauce the following day, it was still really good and suitable to serve again. I added the orange juice and zest but used milk chocolate chunks as couldn't find any milk orange chocolate and it still tasted very orangey!

taffie's picture

Hi, this looks really good and i hoping to make it for 20 people so i'll be doubling it. Has anyone made a bigger portion than this? if yes then how much longer would i need to cook it for or is it just easier to make two?

mrs_counsell's picture

A great recipe, so easy to do. Good with Cornish ice cream.

j-miller's picture

You can't go wrong with this one. It's a real crowd pleaser!

toxic_twerp's picture

Pure indulgence! Made it when we had both sets of parents over for dinner. Went down a storm! Used Terry's choc orange and served with ice cream. Alternative dessert, lemon cheesecake, barely got a look in...

doofy1966's picture

i made this and because i was running late when i came in from work,i did it in the microwave and it was delicious it came out with the sauce on the bottom,the only thing missing was the slight crispness on the top of the sponge but nevertheless it was still delicious.

gemma99's picture

Lovely! Made for a dinner party for 4 and was a massive hit! Did step 1 through the day and left the batter in the mixer. did step 2 just as the guests arrived so was ready just as we finished our main course! Will definately be making again. Plenty of left overs and just as nice the next day!!

lucindawp's picture

Delicious! really nice cold too

michelledene's picture

AMAZING I couldn't find orange chocolate so used milk chocolate instead but you could still taste orange from the zest and juice. I also made ahead to stage 1 and then just finished it off when we were ready for dessert.

herena's picture

made this last night and it worked very well. Doesn't look to good going into the oven but came out just like the picture. Very tasty although next time I think I will use more orange.

leighkirsopp's picture

I made this for a family dinner and it was very well received! It's easy to make and is so moist and sticky which was a real treat. An incredibly versatile and easy cake to make, I'll be sure to make again and again :)

junefoo's picture

Easy to make, fast to cook, delicious to eat!!!Perfect for a dinner party.


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