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Chocolate Orange Pudding Cake

Chocolate Orange Pudding Cake is delicious and so simple to mix together, making it an easy weeknight dessert. The flavour combination of orange and chocolate is a match made in heaven.  It'll remind you of Terry’s Chocolate Oranges. You can’t beat that!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine british, United Kingdom
Servings 6
Calories 252 kcal


Cake Portion

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp espresso powder optional
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Chocolate Sauce

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar lightly packed
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp orange zest
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup hot water


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.   Fill the kettle with at least 2 cups of water and turn it on now so your water is boiled when you need it.   Butter an 8 X 11 casserole style, oven safe dish. 
  • Directly in the casserole dish, stir together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, espresso powder, salt and stir together thoroughly.
  • Pour 2 tbsp of melted butter and milk over the dry ingredients and stir well.   This  will make a thick, paste-like batter.
  • In a separate small bowl or pyrex measuring cup,  mix together the brown sugar, cocoa powder, orange zest, orange juice and boiling water.  Stir until all the sugar dissolves.  Pour this hot mixture over the dough in the casserole dish.  Do not stir at all! 
  • Place the dish immediately in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes. Sprinkle on some icing sugar for a pretty finish.
  • Serve immediately with a dollop of whipped cream sweetened with maple syrup or vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
Keyword Chocolate, chocolate dessert, fudge, quick dessert