Beat the winter blues with an old South African favourite.

Mmmalva Pudding. A sweet pudding of Dutch origin but a true South African favourite. This recipe is sure to leave you with a sweet taste in your mouth and very happy tummy. Get rid of winter blues in only 1 hour!


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon apricot jam (or preserves, chopped very finely)
  • 10 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter (a generous tablespoon)
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/3 cup milk


  • 3/4 cup fresh cream
  • 100g butter
  • 10 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Beat or whip the sugar and eggs, preferably in a food processor, until thick and lemon coloured. Then, add the apricot jam and mix thoroughly.

Sieve together the flour, soda and salt. Melt the butter (do not boil!) and add the vinegar. Add this mixture, as well as the milk, to the egg mixture in the processor, alternately with the flour. Beat well.

Pour into an oven-proof dish, and bake for 45 to 50 minutes. In a pot, melt together the ingredients for the sauce. When the cake is halfway baked, take it out of oven. Make holes in the cake and pour the sauce over the pudding. Return to the oven.

Added bonus: 
Pour custard over.

Recipe via Oprah


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