Malva Pudding with a Twist



This all-time SA favorite with a slight twist. Hot baked Pudding with sauce.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Sauce 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Course Dessert
Cuisine South Africa


  • 15 ml Margarine
  • 125 ml Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 30 ml Apricot jam
  • 1 Small tin pineapple crush drained
  • 5 ml Bicarbonate of soda
  • 125 ml Milk
  • 250 ml Cake flour
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 15 ml Vinegar
  • ** ** SAUCE **
  • 125 ml margarine
  • 185 ml Sugar
  • 65 ml Water or syrup from pineapple
  • 185 ml Cream
  • 5 ml Vanilla essence


  • Cream butter and sugar together, beat in egg until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in apricot jam.
  • Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in the milk.
  • Sift the flour and the salt together and add it to the creamed mixture slowly adding the milk.
  • Mix in the pineapple crush.
  • Lastly stir in the vinegar.
  • Pour into a deep round dish 19 cm in size.
  • Bake for 1 hour and 180 ℃
  • Bring the margarine, sugar and water or pineapple syrup to the boil and simmer, stirring all the time for about 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the stove and then add cream and the vanilla essence.
  • Pour over the hot pudding.
  • **To make a chocolate pudding add in 45ml cocoa powder to the pudding mixture.**
Keyword dessert, malva, pudding


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1 thought on “Malva Pudding with a Twist

  1. 5 stars
    Yes, great recipe. The twist is nice (chocolate is good, I tried 50/50) and it came out perfect. My family loved it

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