Melting chocolate and orange puddings

  • serves 6
  • A little effort

Making self-saucing puddings might seem a bit tricky but this recipe is so easy to put together. You will end up with soft chocolate sponge on top and a rich chocolate and orange sauce underneath.



  • self-raising flour 200g
  • cocoa powder 4 tbsp
  • dark chocolate 100g, chopped
  • golden caster sugar 200g
  • butter 50g, melted
  • egg 1
  • milk 175ml
  • oranges 2, zested
  • crème fraîche to serve (optional)


  • unrefined soft dark brown sugar 150g
  • cocoa powder 3 tbsp


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 180c/fan 160c/gas 4. Put the flour, cocoa, chocolate and caster sugar in a bowl. Mix together the butter, egg, milk, orange zest and stir into the dry ingredients. Divide the mix between 6 small ovenproof dishes (about 250ml each).

  • Step 2

    For the sauce, mix the sugar and cocoa, then divide between the tops of the puds. Boil a kettle and pour approx 3 tbsp boiling water over each pud. Bake for 25 minutes. You will end up with sponge on top and choc sauce underneath.

  • Step 3

    Finish with a dollop of crème fraîche and extra orange zest if you like.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 553
  • Fat 16g
  • Carbs 102.3g
  • Fibre 2.3g
  • Protein 6.4g
  • Salt 0.55g