Self-saucing Jaffa pudding

Self-saucing Jaffa pudding

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(107 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

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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 (151)

gilky1's picture

Amazing pud. Everyone loved it, definitely making it again. Take it out of the oven as soon as it's done otherwise the sauce goes a bit thick and not as gooey. I've frozen the last portion for a treat in the next couple of weeks :-)

gilky1's picture

Amazing pud. Everyone loved it, definitely making it again. Take it out of the oven as soon as it's done otherwise the sauce goes a bit thick and not as gooey. I've frozen the last portion for a treat in the next couple of weeks :-)

ambam213's picture

My boyfriend described this as the best pud I have ever made! I halved the ingredients but used the same amount of orange juice and zest. I thought it was a disaster before I put it in the oven - the sauce sunk into the batter (which i thought was too runny!) but it all came out perfectly!! So pleased at how it came out, crunchy top and gooey in the middle. It reheats really well too! Definitely going to make this again!

gemmaharris81's picture

If your love Terry's Chocolate Orange you will adore this pud!

njvines's picture

Delicious and easy! Family were very impressed.

gdosa7's picture

Very delicious! I've tried it with pure chocolate and extra orange zest!

carolyn12's picture

Easy and delicious recipe. Used Green & Blackwell (orange and spices) chocolate.

shazzy020's picture

What can I say absolutely fantastic. The whole family loved it and all wanted seconds. I was a bit surprised at how big it was when it came out of the oven and thought how are we going to get through this, family of 6 but I needn't have worried as it was soon all gone. I will definetly be making this again.

sarahhill1982's picture

Absolutely delicious!! A real treat and easy to make too!

gemmaljones's picture

Very gorgeous. I made it with dark chocolate (Green and Blacks Maya Gold) and it tastes amazing with vanilla ice-cream. My kids love it.

It also reheats well - just place a portion in a bowl and microwave for 45 seconds (don't know why other reviews say it doesn't reheat??)

kirdaz's picture

Yummy and easy to make will def make again

gabrielkwek's picture

Wow! Am a total beginner at baking anything and this was surprisingly GOOD even at my baking level! Took me slightly longer than 35 min given it was my first time, but i'm sure it definitely will take shorter and taste better the next time i'm making it! All my friends were full of praises for such a "magical" pudding - everyone thought the sauce was an add-on and they were surprised to find it was self-saucing! Cool! :)

cookaddict's picture

WOW, this recipe is great. Will definitely use again, ideal pud for visitors. Very rich, best eaten after a light meal. No good for dieters, My Husband kept going back to the dish throughout the evening!!
Mine needed another 5 mins in the oven as it was still quite wobbly. At first I thought this was due to the sauce underneath as the top was crunchy but when I put a spoon into the centre there was still some raw cake mix.
I also made stage 1 about 3 hours ahead and left it on the worktop, pouring the sauce on just as I was ready to bake it.

juliawhetton's picture

Looks wonderful - can it be made as individual puds?

semhenderson's picture

Made this for a dinner party and it was an absolute delight - it was easy to prepare and every one loved it, though we were glad to have has a light main course! We had left overs and it was still yummy the next day when cold.

fancypants76's picture

This is fabulous, so easy but v impressive. In answer to above query I made it up to end of stage 1 in afternoon then just poured the water over when ready to cook, worked fine. You do need to eat it all at once though as it doesn't reheat! Has become my new favourite dinner party pud.

ellisma1's picture

Can this be made an hour or so before guests arrive? How long does it keep hot or can it be re-heated.

itsamee's picture

Made this for dinner with friends yesterday, everyone loved it. Easy to do with a rich,full flavour, I couldn't find any orange milk chocolate so used Lindt orange intense dark .Served with a little good quality vanilla ice cream this pudding goes a long way, I would suggest that this would serve 10 quite easily !

cakeanyone's picture

I loved this, the top was just crispy and the insides perfectly gooey! I didn't have any orange chocolate so used the zest of 3 oranges instead of one (the juice of just one tho) and it was gorgeous. I also ran out of cocoa powder so the sauce was made with only 3g cocoa - still really really chocolatey that I won't use any in the sauce in future.

andylangfor's picture

1 word.........Fantastic !


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