Something sweet at Linksfontein - Malva Pudding

Something sweet at Linksfontein – Malva Pudding


At Linksfontein we pride ourselves in providing meals that are truly and Proudly South African.  An age old South African favourite is Malva Pudding.  Served with hot homemade custard or nice fresh whipped cream or ice cream, it still is a nation favourite.

Here is how to prepare this little decadent piece of taste-bud heaven for your family

Ingredients and method


  • 1.5 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 Tbs smooth apricot jam
  • 2 Tbs melted butter
  • 3/4 cup milk

    For the sauce:

  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 10 ml vanilla essence
  • 2 cans of ideal milk – evaporated milk


Preheat oven to 180°C. Sieve the flour, baking powder, brown sugar and salt into a medium mixing bowl.

Add the eggs, baking soda, jam, butter and milk. Mix thoroughly until all the ingredients are incorporated.

Bake for 25 minutes. The pudding should be brown and when a knife is inserted, it should come out clean.

While the pudding is in the oven, prepare the sauce by combining the water, sugar, vanilla and evaporated milk in a microwavable bowl.

Heat in the microwave until the sugar is dissolved. Pour the hot sauce over the pudding little by little. You will see that it will soak up that sauce, so keep on adding a little sauce at a time. This can take several minutes for the sponge to absorb all the sauce. It helps when you poke a few holes in the pudding with a knife to ensures that  more sauce is being absorbed.

All that is left, is to dig in and enjoy!

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