Self-saucing Jaffa pudding

Self-saucing Jaffa pudding

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(119 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)
    Milk chocolate squares

    Milk chocolate

    mill-k chok-lit

    Milk chocolate is classically made from dark chocolate of low cocoa solid content and a higher…

  • 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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16th Apr, 2016
Lush. I threw it all together in between courses, I was half-cut and it still turned out really well! Took bang on 30 minutes in the oven. Not very much sauce, but very lovely. Generous for 8! Definitely making it again.
12th Feb, 2016
I used the slow cooker method and sadly there wasn't any sauce at all. Maybe my slow cooker was too hot. The sponge still tasted nice though.
9th Sep, 2015
Worthy of its 5 star rating. Absolutely amazing pudding. Used the slow cooker method (Aga), and I'll admit I was dubious when I put it in the oven, but this pudding was truly awesome. Thank you good food!
20th May, 2015
Made this last night for a family and friends supper and it was absolutely yummy! I only used milk chocolate but I did add the juice and zest of a large orange and the orange flavour was subtle and just enough, Fab recipe - will definitely be making again and soon!
2nd May, 2015
Yum! I was worried trying something new for a dinner party, but it turned out perfect. I followed the recipe exactly including cooking time and using orange chocolate. The only alteration I made was to use less sugar for the sauce (150g), as advised in other comments, and I thought the sweetness was about right. It certainly didn't need to be any sweeter. I will definitely be making this again as a good sized family pudding.
1st Mar, 2015
Gorgeous. Bit of a spur of the moment thing, so made it with Demerara sugars and plain chocolate but still worked well. As others have said, huge quantities.
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7th Jan, 2015
Great recipe. I made it in the slow cooker as the tip suggested and it worked brilliantly. The sponge isn't particularly special but the sauce is fab and makes the dish very rich. We got nine generous portions out of this pud; I reheated it twice in the slow cooker and it was just as good every time. This is definitely one to repeat!
6th Dec, 2014
Om nom nom this was lovely and enjoyed by the whole family. I used a Terry's milk chocolate orange and that worked well. The only 'issue' we had was that it's super rich and HUGE. We're hearty eaters but this would serve 12, not 8. We have so much left over, I hope it can be revived tomorrow. Took under 30mins to cook in a large rectangular lasagne dish. Will make again!
20th Oct, 2014
I made this sinfully dark chocolate self saucing pudding. It came out well and was a super hit with the family. Went down like a storm. I halved the recipe and still there was more than sufficient for the 4 of us. As was mentioned in the earlier comments, I reduced the amount of sugar. I used milk chocolate instead of the orange dark chocolate as I did not have orange chocolate. But it came out perfect. Will definitely be making it again.
20th Oct, 2014
Made this sinfully, chocolatey pudding. I halved the ingredients and still it was more than sufficient for a second helping for the 4 of us. Used milk chocolate instead of the orange chocolate. Though it was only half the quantity it took about 28-30 mins for the pudding to be ready. As was mentioned in a few of the earlier comments, I reduced the quantity of sugar. It was absolutely delicious and quite simple to make. Was a hit with the husband. Will definitely make it again.


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