Dessert Thursday: Malva pudding

Malva Pudding


Malva Pudding is a traditional South African dessert that has a sticky caramelized texture and is served hot with custard, cream sauce or ice cream.


For PuddingIngredients Quantity
Castor sugar ¼ cup
Dark brown sugarEggApricot jam

All purpose flour

Baking soda


Butter melted



¼ cup1pc2tsp

½ +1/8 cup

½ tsp

A pinch

1 tbsp

1 1/2tsp


For SauceIngredients Quantity
Cream 125gm
Butter 62gm
Sugar 62gm
Orange juice 62gm


  1. Set oven to 180°C
  2. Beat castor sugar, dark brown sugar and eggs until fluffy then beat in the jam until a creamy consistency
  3. Sift dry ingredients into separate bowl.
  4. Melt butter in a small pot on a medium heat and add the vinegar and milk
  5. Now add the above mixture (butter, milk, eggs) to the sifted ingredients and mix well. Now add the eggs mixture and combine well.
  6. Pour into a Bundt mould.
  7. Bake at 180°C for 20 mins until the top is nicely browned.
  8. Melt all the sauce ingredients together in a small pot over a medium heat and pour over the pudding before serving, preferably while it’s still hot.
  9. Serve it with ice-cream or custard or both.

Vrushali Jadhav

Developing a strong affinity towards cooking food as a child, made her pursue her passion to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management from IHM Goa and also become the best outgoing student in Culinary Arts. Her dedication and commitment to excel has made her a name in the Culinary Fraternity in the UAE. Her professional career started with the Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts spotting immense talent in her made her a part of the pre-opening team at the prestigious Madinat Jumeirah Hotel in 2004. She has taken challenges and opportunities as they came, moving from the Jumeirah Group to the Dusit Thani and then to The Palace Down Town, where she worked as the Head Pastry Chef, making the hotel a famous F&B offering in Dubai. In her journey as a Pastry Chef she has traveled to Switzerland and Malaysia, to work with world class master-chefs.

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