Self Saucing Chocolate Orange Pudding

Oh the sheer delight of a pudding that has its own sauce when you serve it. The amazed look on your guests faces when they see it served. This truly is a wonderful pudding.

I spent quite a while getting the right amount of sauce vs. cake and the correct dish size for this pudding. The effort was well worth it!

This will serve between 6 – 8 (depending on how big a portion you like).

Do make sure you have a dish large enough as the chocolate sauce tends to bubble over the sides; It is well worth putting a baking sheet down to catch any drips just in case.

You Will Need:

For The Sauce:

  • 375ml Boiling Water
  • 30g Cocoa Powder
  • 90g Caster Sugar

For The Cake:

  • 120g Butter
  • 170g Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 50ml Milk
  • 100g Chocolate Orange (broken into chunks)
  • 170g Self Raising Flour

Optional Extras:

  • Icing sugar for dusting

Extra Sauce:

  • Melt the remaining 60g of the chocolate orange, once melted add 60ml of double cream and stir well.


  • Pre heat the oven to 180degrees C and grease an oven proof dish that measures about – 19cm x 25cm x 5cm deep
  • Add the 30g cocoa powder and 90g sugar to the 375ml boiling water, stir it until the cocoa powder and sugar dissolves.
  • Set aside for later.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, mix well between each addition.
  • Next mix in the milk and a spoonful of the flour.
  • Sift in the remaining flour and fold through until the flour is completely incorporated.
  • Add the broken pieces of chocolate orange and stir the cake mixture until the chocolate pieced are well distributed.
  • Spread the cake mix into the prepared dish and pour the chocolate sauce mixture over the top.
  • Yes, this will look very strange.
  • Carefully transfer into the preheated oven and bake for about 35mins.
  • The chocolate sauce mixture will separate to the bottom but will bubble up the sides, so it is a good idea to use a baking sheet to catch the drips.
  • Once cooked dust with icing sugar and serve straight away with the extra sauce, cream or ice cream.


2 thoughts on “Self Saucing Chocolate Orange Pudding

    1. Yes, We can’t eat the whole pudding in one day, so we save the leftovers for the next day. The sauce will thicken and be absorbed by the sponge a little. But will still taste great! As will most cake it is best on the day it is made xx


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