South African Classic – Malva Pudding

For the pudding

1 cup full cream milk

1 cup flour

¾ cup brown sugar

¼ tsp salt

1 tsp bicarb of soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 large egg

1 Tablespoon vinegar

2 Tablespoon smooth apricot jam

For the syrup

1 cup sugar

1 cup full cream milk

½ cup boiling water

¼ cup butter

1 tsp vanilla essence


1. Preheat the oven to 160ºC.

2. Mix the cup of milk and the bicarb together.

3. Mix the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl.

4. Add the milk and bicarb mixture and mix the batter well.

5. Pour the malva pudding batter into a dish and bake for 30 minutes.

Syrup method

1. Toss all the syrup ingredients into a saucepan and heat until all the ingredients are well combined and smooth.

7. Poke holes into the pudding when it comes straight out of the oven and pour the sauce over from the middle to edges and allow the syrup to soak in.

Published by Landi Govender

Hello & Welcome! My name is Landi and I am a recipe developer who loves creating mouth-watering meals. During the week you’ll find me cooking up a storm, but on the weekends my favourite thing to do is spending time with my family. I’m so excited to connect with you and would love to learn something new about YOU!

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