malva pudding

Malva Pudding with orange-scented custard. Image: Jenny Morris.

Malva pudding served with orange-scented custard

Rich, decadent South African dessert consisting of a moist and fluffy apricot-flavoured cake soaked in a creamy caramelised syrup.

malva pudding

Malva Pudding with orange-scented custard. Image: Jenny Morris.

We all need a little sweet indulgence once in a while. This delightful malva pudding with orange-scented custard is just the way to do that. Malva pudding is a rich South African dessert consisting of a moist and fluffy apricot-flavoured cake soaked in a creamy caramelised syrup.

What makes this malva pudding extra special is the orange-scented custard that adds just that little extra to this decadent dessert.

With winter starting to settle in, what is better than a warm, sweet and spongy pudding? Prepare this dessert in 1 hour and enjoy the inviting flavour filling your home.

This tasty recipe from Jenny Morris, also known as The Giggling Gourmet, will easily become your favourite “go-to” malva recipe this winter. To see what else is cooking in Jenny’s kitchen, follow @jennymorrischef on Facebook, Twitter and TikTok. Or order her book here.

Malva pudding served with orange-scented custard recipe

5 from 2 votes
Recipe by Jenny Morris Course: DessertCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

45

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

Ingredients

  • Malva Pudding
  • 1 cup castor sugar

  • 2 extra-large eggs

  • 1 tablespoon apricot jam

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • cups all-purpose flour, sifted 3 times

  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

  • pinch of salt

  • 30 g butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

  • ½ cup milk

  • Sauce
  • 1 cup (250 ml) cream

  • 125 g butter

  • ½ cup sugar

  • ½ cup water

  • Cheat’s Custard
  • 3 cups ready-made custard

  • ½ cup cream

  • 2 tablespoons orange

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Butter an oven-proof baking dish large enough to hold the batter.
  • Beat the castor sugar and eggs together till light and fluffy. Add the jam and vanilla extract, and stir to mix it in.
  • Now mix the flour, cardamom, ginger, bicarbonate of soda and salt together.
  • Stir the melted butter, vinegar and milk together.
  • Fold the flour and milk mixtures gently into the egg mixture – make sure not to over-mix.
  • Spoon the batter into the lightly buttered baking dish. Tap down on a firm surface to get rid of any air pockets, and then bake for about 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the pudding.
  • Remove from the oven and pierce the top with a skewer, spoon the sauce over the top and let the pudding absorb it.
  • While the pudding is baking, make the sauce. Place all the ingredients into a small saucepan and over a gentle heat stir together to dissolve the sugar and melt the butter. Give it a good whisk and remove from the stove till needed.
  • Just before serving, mix together all the custard ingredients and serve with the pudding – it is delicious warm or cold.

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