Stephania Weisz Happy Healthy You

Malva Pudding…if you haven’t tried it, you need to!

OK, so for my 6th wedding anniversary, this is all I wanted! Yep, ladies, it is that good!

Years ago my husband came from work and told me about this amazing dessert he had. It was a South African bread pudding called Malva pudding. So of course I had to try it. After searching the internet for a recipe, we finally found this one and it was perfect!

I’m all about eating healthy and living a healthy lifestyle but I believe in balance. And this right here is my balance 😉

The original recipe is from and it can be found here.

I hope you all enjoy this as much as I do! Add a scoop of Vanilla Bean ice cream for even more decadence. 

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon apricot jam (or preserves, chopped very finely)
  • 5 ounces 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
  • 3 1/2 ounces butter
  • 5 ounces sugar
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat or whip the sugar and eggs, preferably in a food processor, until thick and lemon colored. Then, add the apricot jelly (or 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 cake and pour the sauce over the pudding. Return to the oven for remaining time.


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