Malva pudding is a traditional dessert of South Africa comprised of a Spongy, caremlised cake having apricot jam in it to give it a unique flavor. While serving a creamy hot sauce is to be poured over warm cake and paired with ice cream or whipped cream. A killer combination indeed!!!
We three are family having big sweet tooth so we fell in love with this sizzling caramel dessert instantly. We had it several times in restaurants, but the treat was enjoyed by me and my girl as hubby is following pure veg diet these days. Thus as invention is the mother of necessity, I get to try my hand over eggless version of this Malva pudding and I succeeded in it, well the no egg version is as scrumptious as the with egg one, perfectly spongy, delectable and stupendously dulcet. Traditionally the hot sauce is comprised of sugar, butter, cream, and wine. I have omitted the wine you may simply replace it with orange juice or brandy. Even the simple caramel sauce I prepared is sufficient to moisten the warm loaf.
I have tried number of versions of this malva pudding so far. I love the original flavor of apricot jam in the cake. That I kept it intact every time. The major alter can be type of hot sauce to be poured on the loaf. Make it thin caramelized one or thick vanilla custard, every time you will enjoy diverse taste and flavor.
This rich and gooey dessert is South Africa’s most adored dessert and is said to have Dutch origin. You may reduce the amount of sugar in loaf as there is a sauce to rightly compensate the sweet level. This malva pudding will simply amaze you with its super sweet, velvety texture and yummilicious taste that lingers on your tongue.
- Cake flour 1 cup
- Smooth apricot jams 2 tbsp
- Castor sugar ¾ cup
- Baking soda 1 tsp
- Baking powder ½ tsp
- A pinch of salt
- Butter 2tbsp
- Vinegar ¼ tsp
- Milk ½ cup
- The Sauce
- Cream 1cup
- Butter 125 gems
- Sugar ½ cup
- Milk ½ cup
- Preheat oven to 180°C.
- Beat castor sugar and butter until fluffy then beat in the jam until it fluffs.
- Sift dry ingredients (cake flour, soda and baking powder) into separate bowl.
- Fold in wet mixture to the sifted ingredients and mix well. Use cut and folds method and combines well. Add milk if you feet the mix is dry.
- Pour the batter in cake mould.
- Bake at 180°C for 45 mins.Check the loaf with knife test, if knife comes out clean, Take it out of the oven.
- Melt all the sauce ingredients together in a sauce pan over a medium heat and pour over the pudding before serving. The cake should be really warm to absorb the sauce. Serve with Ice cream or whipped cream.
(Recipe reference: http://www.woolworths.co.za/store/recipe/_/A-cmp203270)