Choc Orange Self Saucing Pud

The best dessert hook-up ever – Chocolate and Orange.  A spoon-licker to be sure.

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook time: 25 min

Serves: 6


2 oranges
3/4 cup brown sugar

1 tbsp caster sugar
1 cup self-raising flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup ground almonds
1/4 cup sour cream
1 egg
100g butter, melted
3 tbsp caster sugar
3 tbsp cornflour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup boiling water


Preheat oven to 180.

Finely grate the zest of one of the oranges, then over a bowl (to catch any juice) segment both of them, removing as much as the pith as possible.

Lightly grease a 26cm, round ovenproof dish, or if you prefer 6 individual smaller dishes.  Place the orange segments and juice in the bottom.  Sprinkle with a little extra caster sugar.

Pop the zest, brown sugar, first measure of caster sugar, flour, first measure of cocoa, almond meal, sour cream, egg and melted butter in a bowl and gently combine.

Spoon the sponge mixture over the orange segments.  The dish should be 3/4 full.

Mix together the 2nd measure of caster sugar, cornflour and the remaining cocoa and sprinkle over the sponge mixture.  Then very gently, pour the boiling water over your pudding (using the back of a spoon helps with the distribution).  DON’T MIX IT IN.

Pop the pudding in the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until dark, molten and ooozy.  

SERVE : With a jug of warm custard or cream or friends OR…….