Baking is definetely not an art i have mastered so when i do bake i stick to fairly simple recipes with minimal room for failure. Malva pudding is one of those go to recipes especailly on a winter's day. There's nothing greater than ice cream melting onto hot, sticky and sweet malva pudding. This is my take on the classic recipe. 

What You'll Need 


  • 1 Cup All Purpose Cake Flour 
  • 2 Eggs 
  • 1 Tbs Apricot Jam 
  • 2 Tbs Butter 
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 Tsp Bicarbnate Soda
  • Pinch Of Salt 
  • Zest 1/2 Orange 
  • 1 Tsp White Vinegar 
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar 


  • 1/2 Cup Butter 
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar 
  • 1/2 Cup Cream 
  • Zest 1/2 Orange 
  • 1/4 Cup Water

Prep - 5 Minutes 

  • Zest your orange using a grater or zester - Make sure you don't zest to close to the white part of the orange, it is bitter 
  • Preheat Oven at 180 degrees bake 
  • Grease your baking pan, you can use any cake pan, muffin tray works too for individual puddings. 

Let's Get Cooking 

  • In a large bowl, add the sugar and butter and whisk until creamy - You can use an electric mixer or a whisk
  • Add the apricot jam and combine
  • break in the eggs and mix 
  • Combine the bicarbonate soda, salt and flour separately. Sift into the wet cake mixture and combine
  • Add the milk and mix
  • Add the Vinegar and 1/2 the orage zest and combine 
  • Place into your baking tray and bake for 30 minutes uncovered. 
  • After the 30 minutes, cover the top with foil and bake for another 15 minutes. 
  • For the sauce - in a small sauce pan, add the butter, water, sugar and orange zest and simmer while stirring for 2 minutes
  • Remove from the heat and add the cream and combine
  • pour the sauce over the hot cooked pudding and allow to absorb
  • Serve with ice cream, whipped cream or custard