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Malva Pudding

Malva Pudding - a sweet decadent South African dessert with a caramelized exterior and spongy interior soaked in tasty warm butter.
Course Dessert
Cuisine African
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5 -6 slices
Calories 628kcal
Author Imma


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon un-salted butter room temperature
  • 4 tablespoon Apricot jam
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1 cup or 5 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • ¾ cup milk

For the Sauce

  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 8 tablespoons / 4 ounce. / 113 grams butter.
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • In a large bowl beat eggs, orange zest, sugar, butter and apricot jam, until light and fluffy. Then add the vinegar and milk to the eggs mixture
  • In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt
  • Gradually, fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture. The mixture might be runny that’s ok.
  • Pour batter into a greased cake pan. Bake at 350 until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, 25–30minutes
  • While the cake is baking
  • Heat the evaporated milk, butter, sugar, almond and vanilla extract, in a saucepan over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved and the butter has melted. Remove from heat
  • Using a skewer poke holes in the cake extending all the way to the bottom of the cake.
  • Pour the butter sauce on the cake. Serve immediately or set aside in the fridge. Until ready to use


Calories: 628kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 717mg | Potassium: 281mg | Sugar: 64g | Vitamin A: 940IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 206mg | Iron: 1.7mg