South African Malva Pudding


After 5 months of living in South Africa, I fell in love with many new foods. One of these new dishes is a pudding (or dessert) called malva pudding. I’ve had many versions of this, but the recipe below is a definite favourite. Plus, it is incredibly simple. Malva pudding would be an excellent dessert to serve at a festive party because I’m guessing most people have never had it before. And they will be in love at first bite.


For the pudding

1 c full cream milk (I used vitamin D milk)
1 tsp baking powder
1 c flour
¾ c brown sugar
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 large egg
1 Tbls vinegar
2 Tbls apricot jam

For the syrup

1 c white sugar
1 c full cream milk
½ c boiling water
¼ c butter at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract


1. Preheat the oven to 320F
2. Mix the milk and baking soda, set aside
3. Add the remaining pudding ingredients in a mixing bowl, stir
4. Now pour in the milk/baking soda mixture
5. Pour batter in a greased 8×8 pan. Bake for about 30 minutes
6. For the syrup, bring all ingredients to a boil, set aside
7. When the pudding is done, use a fork to poke holes then add all of the syrup on top. ENJOY!!

courtesy of yuppie chef


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