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Jaffa Self-Saucing Pudding Recipe

Published by: Chef Matty Riedel • Updated: January 20, 2024

The ultimate combination of chocolate and orange, a jaffa self-saucing pudding is the perfect way to end your meal on a special day or festival. Making this self-saucing pudding is quite simple, so without further ado, here is the recipe for you to follow.

Jaffa Self-Saucing Pudding Recipe

how to make jaffa self-saucing pudding
Jaffa Self-Saucing Pudding Recipe
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PREP TIME 15 minutes
COOK TIME 40 minutes
COURSE Dessert
CALORIES 2929 kcal



  • ½ cup Cocoa powder
  • 100 ml Milk
  • 250 grams Self-raising flour
  • 100 grams or 1.5 cups Melted butter
  • 2 cups Boiling water
  • 1.5 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 2 large Eggs or 3 small egss
  • 1 cup Brown sugar
  • 1 Juiced orange along with some of its zest
  • 1 large Bar of chopped dark chocolate
  • Ice cream or whipped cream for serving


  • Preheat your oven to 180°C or 350°F.
  • Take a large bowl and combine flour, ¾ of the cocoa powder, baking powder and half of the brown sugar.
  • In another bowl, combine eggs, milk, butter and most of the orange juice until you obtain a smooth consistency.
  • Combine the wet and dry ingredients.
  • Add the chopped chocolate and stir it into the batter.
  • Heat the water with the rest of the cocoa powder, brown sugar and orange juice and zest in a saucepan.
  • Pour the batter into a greased baking tray and then pour the sauce over it.
  • Bake for around 40 minutes.
Chefs Tips
  • If you do not have a functioning oven or simply wish to try out another way of making this pudding, you can also use a slow cooker by adding everything to it in the same order as the baking tray. Note that this method will take you 2-3 hours.
  • If you do not want to chop the chocolate on your own, simply buy chocolate chips from the store.
  • Even if the combined batter in the tin looks too thin, the baking time will help fix this to obtain the right consistency.
Nutritional Information
Calories: 2929kcalCarbohydrates: 442gProtein: 58gFat: 116gSaturated Fat: 67gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 31gTrans Fat: 3gCholesterol: 600mgSodium: 1541mgPotassium: 1714mgFiber: 25gSugar: 227gVitamin A: 3222IUCalcium: 855mgIron: 16mg
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Where Does the Jaffa Self-Saucing Pudding Come From?

There is no clear origin of the Jaffa self-saucing pudding, although it is commonly made in the UK as well as parts of Australia and New Zealand.

Can I Replace The Eggs In The Jaffa Pudding?

If you do not wish to add eggs to your Jaffa pudding batter, you can easily find a good replacement for them in the form of yoghurt, a bit more milk than what is stated in the recipe, buttermilk, ripe bananas, oil or simply more baking soda.

Jaffa Self-Saucing Pudding Recipe: Summing Up

Now that you know how to make the Jaffa self-saucing pudding, start gathering all the required ingredients so that you can dive right into the baking process. If you want to add your personal touch to the dish by adding a couple more ingredients, do go ahead and do so!

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