Self-saucing Jaffa pudding

Self-saucing Jaffa pudding

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(108 ratings)

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 (153)

sandieb's picture

Made this over Christmas when I had friends round...fabulous. Just a bit too big but it warmed up very nicely next day in the microwave.

freediva's picture

I made this for a joint birthday celebration for 17 people here in the Caribbean.
I had so many compliments, but the best came from a professional baker and another from our chef - they both loved it!

stanleywoo's picture

Well wish me luck , i haven't tried to make this yet but I'm doing it for Christmas Day as hubby hates Christmas pud .

minettc3's picture

Lovely added lots of orange zest YUMMY

heardy's picture

So delicious but far too moreish! Make a massive pudding x x My sixteen month old thought she had gone to heaven!

goggleeyedsalmon's picture

Looked and smelled great. The sauce stayed very thin however and the cake was a bit bland.

annielenny's picture

Amazing - possibly even nicer cold the following day. Used Green & Blacks dark chocolate with orange and spices. Very Christmassy.

laurakrikhaar's picture

I made it without orange and cut it down to half the ingredients. Worked wonderfully and the sauce was enough, didn't need any cream or ice-cream for us. Remainder kept well in the fridge for the next day - warmed for 30 secs in the microwave, but it did need a little cream as it wasn't as moist as the day before.

mrsmerl71's picture

I made this for my family and they loved it. It's really easy to make and my lot were fighting over the last bit. I even had my 7 year old daughter help me make it.

The recipe does warn you that it looks a bit of a mess before it goes in the oven, but it looked, smelt and tasted fantastic when it came out.

barney123's picture

I have cooked this 3 times now. This pudding appeals to both children and grown ups alike. Perfect to make when we have lots of friends and their children for Sunday lunch.

jojojojo's picture

This was easy to make and delicious - kids loved it and enough for seconds too. Will make half next time though.

amjones's picture

Absolutely gorgeous!

angelas3's picture

What a fab and easy pud.....WHY did i wait this long to make it ?!!!

angelas3's picture

What a fab easy pud.... WHY did i wait so long to make it.

fairykally's picture

I made this last Sunday and for someone who doesn't make desserts my family got a big surprise as it turned out BRILLIANT - wow it's divine and easy to make. My family gave me five stars for it lol. I am making it again tomorrow for a dinner party. YUMMY :)

freediva's picture

Be warned, this pudding can seriously damage your waistline ;)

swigmore's picture

Really easy to make and for chocolate lovers, it definitely satisfies that need!

stephiemummy's picture

Yes, it is easy and delicious. My boys were less keen on the orange flavour, so I'll make with normal milk choc next time. I used Terry's Choc Orange, so maybe it wasn't posh enough? The recipe makes a large amount! Yummy.

ellenscott's picture

This is a great recipe!. Very glad the method gave the warning about not worrying about it looking odd when you put the liquid on top!! It turned out perfectly and everyone loved it. It was even nice the next day for er, em breakfast!!!


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