Self-saucing Jaffa pudding

Self-saucing Jaffa pudding

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(117 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



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  • 3 eggs



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  • 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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12th May, 2013
Yummy pudding. I made half the quantity of sauce again as I prefer a little more. Served it with good quality vanilla ice-cream . Very rich so only a little needed. Pudding fed 8 easily.
12th May, 2013
Yummy pudding. I made half the quantity of sauce again as I prefer a little more. Served it with good quality vanilla ice-cream . Very rich so only a little needed. Pudding fed 8 easily.
14th Apr, 2013
Superb! The family practically inhale this
18th Mar, 2013
Oops forgot to rate...definitely 5 stars!
18th Mar, 2013
Amazing! So simple to make and so so delicious. Don't be put off by appearance before you bake it. It's almost magical the way it transforms in the oven.
17th Mar, 2013
Of the many desserts I have made for my family, this one received by far the most enthusiastic reception. I predict I will be receiving many requests for it in the future. Thoroughly recommended.
14th Mar, 2013
Everyone loved this young and old.Asian neighbours swapped for bhajis.Definately will make again. Even I liked it and I NEVER eat pudding!!!
7th Feb, 2013
I made this pudding for family the other night & it was super easy & delicious ! Really orangey - I used the Divine chocolate as suggested in the ingredients & it is much nicer than other chocolate orange brands - smoother & less sickly. The pudding is rich & goes really well with a good quality vanilla icecream. For chocolate lovers only ! It also tasted good warmed thru the next day. I was thinking next time I might try a milk chocolate version & omit the orange - would be a nice adaptation to the recipe & easy. Overall - yum !
Donna H
27th Jan, 2013
A favourite with family and friends.
1st Jan, 2013
Made last night for NYE, absolutely Gorgeous prepped to send of stage 1 in afternoon then finished n popped in oven as we sat down to main course. I used milk choc n added a couple of drops orange extract. Does anyone have a recipe for self saucing fruity and caramel versions ??


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