Chocolate Orange Pudding Cake

Just be warned….this Chocolate Orange Pudding Cake is highly addictive!    I really enjoyed it served up warm but I also may have been caught eating it straight out of the dish.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Chocolate Orange Pudding Cake | A Sweet Baker

Ever since I was a kid I’ve never liked anything that was flavored with orange. Things like orange popsicles, orange ju-jubes, orange jello, or orange pop would be tossed to the side. But, that all changed when I tried orange-flavored chocolate! There’s something about the combination that tastes so delicious and it reminds me of Christmastime (probably because of Terry’s Chocolate Oranges that line the shelves around this time).  So when I found this recipe for Chocolate Pudding Cake I decided to add my own little twist and add orange to it!

Chocolate Orange Pudding Cake | A Sweet Baker

I have to admit that when I was making this I really wasn’t sure if it was going to turn out.  It seemed too runny that I was sure I was going to end up with a big dish of wasted ingredients.  To my surprise, it turned out amazing and I was so happy with the flavor and texture.  The only thing  I would change next time is the dish I used.  I found that my dish was too deep so I had to cook it a bit longer until the middle was fully cooked.

Chocolate Orange Pudding Cake | A Sweet Baker

This would be the perfect dish to make when you have company over for dinner.  Pop it in the oven before you sit down to eat and you’ll have warm Chocolate Orange Pudding Cake ready for dessert! With winter in full swing, this warm Chocolate Orange Pudding Cake is perfect for warming your belly!

Chocolate Orange Pudding Cake | A Sweet Baker

Chocolate Orange Pudding Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

An chocolate pudding cake infused with the fresh taste of oranges. A perfect dessert served warm on a cold, snowy night.


  • 1 3/4 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup golden corn syrup
  • zest of 1 orange
  • Cake:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup 10% cream
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • juice from one orange
  • 2 oz. orange-flavored chocolate, chopped


Preheat oven to 350 F.
Lightly grease a 10-inch baking dish and set aside.
For the Sauce:
Whisk the boiling water with the brown sugar, cocoa, corn syrup and orange zest until smooth. Set aside.
For the Cake:
Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk together cream, oil, eggs, vanilla and orange juice. Stir this mixture into the flour mixture just until combined.
Fold in the orange-flavored chocolate.
Pour cake batter evenly into prepared dish. Carefully pour hot sauce mixture evenly over cake batter.
Bake for 45-60 minutes, depending on the depth of your dish, or until the center is cooked and top springs back when lightly touched.
Serve warm and enjoy!
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  1. Orange flavored things were never my problem when I was a kid–it was always grape flavored candy (still hate it). I definitely remember those chocolate oranges though! My grandma used to get them for me and my sisters every year around the holidays. So delicious! Combining those flavors into a pudding cake sounds amazing. I’ll have to try it out!

  2. I loved orange, but I never thought to combine it with chocolate! Now I am incredibly intrigued, Liz. This cake looks phenomenal for sure! :D

  3. I love chocolate pudding cakes! I bet the hint of orange is just perfect!

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