Self Saucing Jaffa Pudding | Chocolate Orange Pudding Cake

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Last year in December, I had participated in the Bake-a-thon, just because I had a lot of drafts to cover and it was perfect to participate. But this time, I didn’t have much. I had to bake to cover the 13 posts for this season. But I really wanted to participate. Baking is love for me. It is a literal stress buster. Whether it is a recipe that involves numerous bowls and gadgets to ones with just a bowl and whisk, I have loved each and every recipe that I have baked and posted on this blog, irrespective of whether they are sweet or savory. But it takes no points to know that I admire the sweet ones more! 😉

 

After targeting weight loss this year, the first thing that went out of the window was baking. The reasons are obvious. I have time and again mentioned that not all my bakes are eaten by my family. I have a mixed bunch of people at home. Some of them they love, but most of them, they never appreciated. It was the group of people to whom it went to, that gives the feedback. There are many instances where I have ended up eating and finishing off what I bake because it is normal that I wouldn’t want to trash it. Since I had to be totally off sugar, I limited baking to only when it was needed. Even though I terribly missed it, I fought the urge most of the times, especially when I felt it was not needed.

 

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Only when the Bake-a-thon was declared, I decided to pull out my pans and bowls, filled up my pantry with essentials, and got baking. But definitely, with a lot more planning! I baked only what I knew my family would eat and finish. I baked what I knew I could take for my colleagues. I baked when I had my cousins coming over for lunch. I baked basically when there was a need, not when I wanted to. That makes a huge difference to all the posts that will appear over every Monday, Wednesday and Friday this month. 🙂

 

And what more! I decided to create a theme within the theme. And it had to be – hands down! – CHOCOLATE! I don’t want to sound cheesy by saying that I could swim in chocolate – in fact I can’t! But if given a choice, chocolate is always the first. So you will see a lot of brown colored recipes floating on this blog over the month… The first one I choose to post was this Jaffa Self Saucing Pudding. Jaffa refers to the flavor of orange. I was trying to find out the origins of this flavor and most of the links point towards the Australian region. I have no clue how true this is. But there is no doubt on the amazing combination of chocolate and orange. I am sure for many chocolate lovers, the Lindt Bitter with Orange and Almonds should be one of your favorites, and this pudding would remind you of that, minus the almonds!

 

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Most of the recipes I found online used more of orange essence or very limited orange juice. So I made up my own recipe combining in all what I could find and am mighty pleased with how orangy this dessert tastes! The orange in the cake as well as the orange juice in the sauce poured on top would scream the flavors of orange in every bite. I have baked this a couple of times whenever I have had excess of oranges and they disappeared off the bowl. The girls weren’t really intrigued by it – I feel it’s more of an adult flavor! 😀 But whether it’s my cousins or HD – who is not even a chocolate fan! – or B, have all loved it.

 

You could use canned orange juice but nothing beats the taste of fresh orange juice in this recipe. Do try to add the orange segments into it for an additional orange flavor and bite! I just added those that came along with the juice. And the final peice of advise – do NOT overbake! Even if you feel it feels undone, just pull out the pudding. As it cools, it gets done and even those uncooked batter in between is so blissful to eat. Overbaking would cook the sauce too and you would just have an orange cake instead of an orange chocolate fudge oozing out when you dig in your spoon… If you are wondering why there are speckles on the top, it’s because I didn’t pour the orange juice liquid all over. 😀 So another lesson – pour it all over the place so that it covers all the powder that you have sprinkled in. Without much delay, off to the first recipe for the Bake-a-thon 2018… 🙂

 

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If you are not too much into oranges, then here is a self saucing pudding with only chocolate in it!

 

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5 from 9 votes

Self Saucing Jaffa Pudding | Chocolate Orange Pudding Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine Australian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Juice and zest of one orange 1/2 cup juice approximately
  • 1 large egg
  • 60 gm butter melted
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • FOR SPRINKLING:
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • FOR POURING:
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease an 8 inch pudding pan.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the milk, orange juice and zest, egg and butter till combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients and fold in till all moist.
  • Spread on the prepared pan.
  • Whisk together the ingredients mentioned under "for sprinkling" and randomly sprinkle over the pudding base.
  • Heat the orange juice and water in a saucepan till just hot. Do not boil. Pour all over the top of the batter, covering all the sprinkled powder.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, till the top looks set. Pull out of the oven and cool for 5 minutes.
  • Serve warm, as is - tastes amazing with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream too!

Notes

You can skip the egg for making an eggless version, just add a little more of milk for a thick batter consistency.

 

Linking this up to Valli’s Bake-a-Thon 2018 event…

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  1. o my..that looks amazing!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks Angie!

  2. Its lunch time, still am drooling rite now on this ultimate pudding. Self saucing chocolate, orange pudding whatelse we need to finish a meal happily. Lovely pudding there.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Priyakka…

  3. 5 stars
    This sounds delicious I love the idea of a chocolate/orange pudding!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Gloria…

  4. 5 stars

    Chocolate and Orange is a classic combination. I love these self saucing pudding recipes — they are luscious and sooo decadent. I would love to try this for the family some time.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Pavani…

  5. yummm. I love self saucing puddings. I am not a baker, I prefer the one bowl bakes although I sometimes get the urge to go crazy. Thankfully the husband finishes off all my bakes no matter how it turns out. The older kid is chocolate fan so anything with chocolate is good for him.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I have chocolate fans too at home so mine does get over as such. Thank you so much Nammi…

  6. If I could get some of that pudding now.. looks yum Rafee 👍😊

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Chitra… 🙂

  7. Wow this is a totally different kind of dessert… Bursts of flavours with a bite… yumm

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Amrita…

  8. Chocolate and orange areatch made in heaven. This set Saucony pudding looks so yum. I would love to taste that ooey gooey pudding..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Gayathri…

  9. Rafeeda, what a lovely post to read!. I enjoyed and appreciate the efforts that have gone into making this series. Needless to say, my favorite is also Chocolate and obviously, I am going to enjoy all your bakes. This pudding sounds and looks so sinful. thank you for all the efforts again, creating something this stunning takes passion.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Valli…

  10. Hey Rafeeda ! So glad to have you along in this bakeathon. chocolate sub theme is didfineoly a hands down winner and am surrounded by chocolate lovers , but I am not! Nevertheless I am sure to bookmark several delicious recipes from this series. This pudding looks like the perfect start to a great series

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Haha… good to know somebody who doesn’t like chocolate, I know such people too! Hehe… Thank you so much Kalyani…

  11. Beautiful post , I understand how hard it is when you are off sugar or on a specific diet , but stupendous efforts and will power is required for this. A chocolate theme is like – oh man wow !
    The Jaffa pudding looks fabulous , and I am
    Loving that look which is from uneven juice :)) makes it so rustic . Love the combo chocolate & orange . I made a Jaffa cake and trust me it just disappeared !

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Vaishali…

  12. Yummy orange flavor ,mouth watering cake

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks Jaleelakka…

  13. Chocolate and orange make an awesome combination. A lovely recipe to start off the bakethon.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Varada…

  14. Pudding looks so delicious with chocolate and orange combo.Glad that you are in for bake a thon. Even I am limited my baking and like to end this year with baking,as no baking since Jan.2018.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Nalini…

  15. Wow.. I sure am making this.. Chocolate and orange.. A combo I need to conquer..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Pankti…

  16. Yumm yumm Rafeeda..I read about self saucing cake a while back…but this makes me wanna bake one soon

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Ria…

  17. 5 stars
    One of the reasons I don’t bake nowadays… though I would love to do it daily… chocolate is my weakness and you got me on this Jaffa pudding. Chocolate with orange is sure a winning combination and your pics are so so tempting.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Renu…

  18. 5 stars
    Wow Orange and chocolate together.. I still remember orange flavored cadbury’s silk got reminded of that and you sure tempted me with this beautiful cake!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sharmila…

  19. 5 stars
    The way you have described the pudding, tempts me to make it soon. Orange and chocolate make a delicious combo, so won’t mind digging into this sinful pudding

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Ritu…

  20. 5 stars
    wow, look the gorgeous pudding. I am drooling over the system seeing pic. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Pavani…

  21. Chocolate and orange, ohh yummm!!! Happy that you are able to bake with all the restrictions we have!!! i remember baking a self-saucing cake sometimes back, can imagine the bursting flavors of orange in every bite!!!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Priya… it is a challenge, but still managing…

  22. Orange and chocolate together!! My kids love this combo in desserts!! Yumm is the word for it!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Swati…

  23. 5 stars
    This is amazing and I am drooling looking at the pictures. Lovely share

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Veena…

  24. 5 stars

    Chocolate and orange is such a lovely combination and I am literally drooling over the pics! I joined bakeathon at the last moment and yet to bake for this week!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much PJ…

  25. 5 stars
    orange is a flavor that is complimentary with chocolate and with that oozing pudding this must be so delicious

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Mir…

  26. Rafeeda, I understand your dilemma completely. With my son away and the other two beings at home who are sweet phobics, I also had to finish the bakes myself. So much for dieting plans. 🙂
    Your cake looks like that it is something that one would like to finish by themselves without sharing.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Having family like that makes our blogging plans tough too… hehe… Thank you so much Suma… 🙂

  27. Kudos to you for sticking with your diet plan. Mighty difficult with yummy chocolate around.
    The pudding is delicious n I want some.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Yes it has been really difficult… Thank you so much Archana…

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