Self-saucing Jaffa pudding

Self-saucing Jaffa pudding

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(122 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

    bay-king pow-dah

    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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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.
20th Aug, 2014
I do like this recipe a lot, what makes this recipe is the AMAZING chocolate orange sauce, the sponge is nothing special.
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26th Apr, 2014
I'm not a big fan of chocoate bu this is definately a hit especiilay served with custard! i used milk chocolate instead of orange milk chocolate and i think the hint of orange was just right. it was a hit with the family. lovely!
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13th Apr, 2014
Omg! Chocolate heaven, we couldn't eat it all though, I hope it'll reheat ok
6th Apr, 2014
Very easy and tasty, but it took a lot longer to cook than stated (about an hour!) and the sauce was rather runny. Also if you aren't using orange chocolate in it, you might want to use 2 oranges as the orange flavour didn't stand out as much as it could have.
19th Mar, 2014
Love this pudding. So quick to throw together and cook. I have it weighed out and put it in the oven while we eat our main course - perfect timing. Love Aldi`s orange and almond chocolate in this. (It comes in 5 x 25g bars, so a sneaky bar left over for the chef`s treat)
10th Mar, 2014
A very delicious and comforting pudding, especially on a cold winter's night. Mmmm.
9th Feb, 2014
Fabulously easy but impressive pudding? The end result is magic! I halved the recipe and added orange essence to the sauce. Definitely make again!
8th Feb, 2014
This was excellent. But it did take more like 40 minutes to cook in my oven. I was a little disappointed that the sauce wasn't thicker.
25th Jan, 2014
This was extremely nice, and enjoyed by everyone...and then next morning I found the butter in the microwave! How different would it have tasted if I'd remembered to add it? Seemed very spongy without... Puzzled of Ipswich!


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