• Serves:6
  • Prep:15 mins
  • Cooking Time:30 mins

Traditional Malva Pudding

Malva pudding is a favourite South African dessert. It’s perfect for a large get together because it’s so easy to make. The best part about this sweet, spongy pudding is the delicious sauce that is poured over the hot pudding.

The sponge is a straightforward recipe, but you can get really inventive with different sauces. We’ve provided a traditional sauce for this recipe but you can substitute the orange juice for something like naartjie or chocolate.

The dessert is best served with cream, ice-cream or custard.

Traditional Malva Pudding


  • Sponge
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tsp apricot jam
  • 1 ¼ cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 Tsp Sunshine D Original Margarine
  • 1 Tsp vinegar
  • ½ cup milk
  • Sauce
  • 1 cup of cream
  • 115g Sunshine D Margarine
  • 100g sugar
  • ½ cup of water or orange juice


Preheat the oven to 180℃. Sift all the dry ingredients in a bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs until light and fluffy, and then beat in the jam. Melt the margarine in a saucepan on the stove, and then add the vinegar and milk. Add the dry ingredients and margarine mixture to the egg mixture. Mix until well blended. Pour into an ovenproof dish and bake for 30 minutes.

Combine all the ingredients and melt in a saucepan on the stove. Pour over the sponge when it comes out of the oven.

Try changing out the Sunshine D Original Margarine for Sunshine D Lite Fat Spread if you feel like something a little lighter.

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