Malva pudding cake

Malva pudding cake

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  • 6 to 8
  • Easy
  • 15 minutes
  • 30 minutes

This is the most indulgent malva pudding we've seen and we love it! This creation comes from TV personality, cookbook author and food editor Herman Lensing.


  • 1 t bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 100 ml strong coffee
  • 2 T apricot jam
  • 20 g butter, melted
  • 200 g self-raising flour
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 1 ml salt
  • 200 g Woolworths White chocolate drops
  • 200 g Woolworths 70% cocoa dark chocolate drops
  • For the sauce:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup cream
  • 230 g butter
  • 200 g sugar
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • vanilla custard or ice cream, for serving

Cooking Instructions


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1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Spray a 2-litre dish or loaf tin with non-stick cooking spray. Mix the bicarbonate of soda and milk. Add the eggs, apricot jam, coffee and butter and mix well.

2. Sift the flour, caster sugar and salt together in a large mixing bowl and make a well in the middle. Add the dark and white chocolate drops. Mix the wet ingredients and add to the dry ingredients. Stir to form a smooth batter. Pour into the prepared dish or tin. Bake for 25–30 minutes until cooked through.

3. While the pudding bakes, make the sauce. Boil all the sauce ingredients together for two minutes, be careful that the mixture doesn’t boil over. As soon as the pudding comes out of the oven, pour over the sauce and wait for it to be completely absorbed. Serve lukewarm with ice cream or vanilla custard.

Find more malva pudding recipes here. 

Videographer: Romy Wilson
Photographer: Jan Ras
Production: Herman Lensing

Herman Lensing Recipe by: Herman Lensing
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At just 22 years old, Herman landed the role of food editor at SARIE magazine, where he quickly made a name for himself with his innovative recipes and bold flavour combinations. Herman went on to become the editor of SARIE KOS, and has since published several standalone cookbook magazines under his own name.

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