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 (157)

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 !

ajirvine's picture

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

Making this tonight. Love it!

cwal10's picture

So easy and so tasty. will def make again

cindersofstamford's picture

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

fast and easy and beautiful chocolately-orangey flavour!

oldhal's picture

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

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

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

thunsley's picture

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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