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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gabrielkwek's picture
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 !

ajirvine's picture
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Lovely - I made it for a dinner party and the speed it was made was perfect.

I halved the ingredients which was ideal for 4 - served with good vanilla ice-cream.

darkchocchick1's picture
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Making this tonight. Love it!

cwal10's picture
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So easy and so tasty. will def make again

cindersofstamford's picture
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perfect a real favourite in my house made a few times now

clarecomrie's picture

I have a very similar recipe in my old Panasonic microwave cook book, it cooks in 5 minutes in the microwave!!! Pudding rises up, sauce cooks beneath, the grandchildren used to watch through the door! Even better than this one, could possibly be adapted?

jponter's picture

I forgot the orange choc so went for milk instead, was still super! Can't wait to make it again. So easy to make too!!

thynk2much's picture
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fast and easy and beautiful chocolately-orangey flavour!

oldhal's picture
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absolutley amazing.... this is a real winner in my house, simple to make and very fast,
you can be sat eating it within the hour, with a huge dollop of vanilla ice cream, ideal for those lazy afternoons at home... :-)

eleanormayo's picture
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Delicious - I made this for family and my sister was thrilled to basically be eating warm cake for pudding. Definitely a keeper!

danielanddebbie's picture
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Heaven! You can't have enough orange. I think I'll put more in next time!

thunsley's picture
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Brilliant. We'll certainly be making this again and again as it is so versitile. Today I'm putting in some brandied cherrys instead of the orange jest. I can't wait.

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