Self-saucing Jaffa pudding

Self-saucing Jaffa pudding

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(120 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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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 ??
13th Dec, 2012
How can this be so tasty and yet so easy?? Absolutely beautiful. Don't worry when you first make it - yes, it should look like this before you put in oven.
2nd Dec, 2012
I don't really understand the hype about this recipe. It's a perfectly decent pudding, but nothing special. If you are looking for something rich and decadent, this isn't it. It's tasty, moist, but not like something you would have a really good restaurant.
21st Nov, 2012
Really nice and simple to make. A nice winter warmer!
18th Nov, 2012
This looks gorgeous. Does anyone know if it's ok to make everything up the day before and keep in the fridge overnight, then mix and bake the following day?
9th Nov, 2012
Absolutely delicious and very easy to make. Everyone loved it! Made it ahead and so served it cold with icecream as no-one wanted theirs heated, delicous - will try it warm next time. Sure to become a favourite!
25th Oct, 2012
This has to be the easiest and most delicious chocolate pudding on the planet. It is absolutely divine. Made it using Terry's Chocolate Orange. Huge pudding and perfect when you have lots of people to feed. Easily serves 8. This is definitely going to appear on my list of puddings to cook over the Xmas season. It's a winner!
10th Oct, 2012
Really tasty! My oven broke down near the end of cooking so was a bit soft in the middle however It was still a real treat! Though it's a BIG pudding, probably better for a party than just me and my husband!
9th Oct, 2012
This pudding sounds just what I`m looking for to take to a Halloween party, for grown ups and children. Like the comments about the large quantity it makes!!


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