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

    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


  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 (160)

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.

juliamccartney's picture

The children loved this, however, although I love chocolate I found it too sweet and a bit stodgy. As self saucing puds go - I much prefer the lemon self saucing one on this site - it's light and fluffy and much nicer than this.

987654321's picture

I have made this pudding plenty of times and my family really love it

juliamewis's picture

I haven't made this yet but want to do it for a 'Come dine with me' style dinner party and wondered if it would work in individual ramakin dishes? Can anyone help? Has anyone else done this?

bethocallaghan's picture

I halved quantities (but made with 2 eggs) as well to serve less people. Was very tasty - would use extra orange zest next time as I didn't think it was as orangey as it could be.

u01jes3's picture

Really good recipe though can be too watery underneath - I may add less boiling water next time. I added extra chopped white chocolate and milk chocolate to increase the chocolateyness!!

katep2080's picture

Truly scrumptious! So easy to throw together. Don't panic if you think you've done it wrong when it looks a bit odd - you haven't! All the magic happens in the oven. Will be making again and again.

brownsauce87's picture

made this evening.
I made it will plain chocolate but found it very rich and couldnt finish even a single small slice.

wouldnt make it again.

west1871's picture

Very nice, kids and adults loved it alike. Very rich but this is more than likely as I used 100g dark lindt 70% chocolate and no orange juice or zest. Would definately used this recipe over an old womans weekly favourite one.

jessicagunn's picture

Easy-peasy and really a very, very lovely pudding for chocolate lovers. All my guests asked for the recipe. It is totally delicious and extremely easy to make. A winning combination.

veacoker's picture

Absolutely gorgeous - one guest described this as "Dangerously Good"

Really easy to make and turns out just like the picture.

natalie1979's picture

Me oh my! This pud is just seriously good! I made this for a dinner party and it was a massive hit. Very easy to make, really orangey and deliciously chocolatey - a crunchy top but also cleverly saucy! I used a really big orange... the more orangey the better in my opinion.


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