Welcome to 

OUR unique HOME


  • Kylie

Delicious Malva Pudding!

22 March 2019

There is nothing better than getting the family together on a cold Sunday, and enjoying a roast leg of lamb, roast potatoes, cauliflower and broccoli in cheese sauce, gem squash, baby marrows (zucchini), rice and gravy! The only way this meal gets better is with a classic Malva pudding (Heerlike pudding)!

This week on #romancingthehome we are sharing our favourite Autumn recipes!

The scene set above was how I grew up, on cold winter Sundays my mom would make a delicious roast lunch, and we would end it off with the best Malva pudding! This recipe came from my great grandmother (my moms granny) and you honestly don't get better! It is the only Malva pudding I've had that literally melts in your mouth!

So when the ladies suggested our favourite autumn recipe, the first thing I thought about was this recipe! However disaster struck when we couldn't find the original! My mom recently moved and it somehow got lost in the move. It was even written in my great grandmother's hand writing and in Afrikaans. When I had lost hope in finding it my mom contacted her aunt and thankfully she had a copy!

A beautiful sunset we enjoyed yesterday on Human Rights day.

So here is our most treasured family recipe! There are special techniques in getting it light and fluffy whereas most of the recipes you just throw all the ingredients together mix and bake, which makes them more dense. So make sure to follow the steps and fold in the certain ingredients don't mix, unless stated!

I really do hope you try it, and let me know how good it was!

Malva Pudding (Heerlike Pudding)

Cake Mixture Ingredients:

1 cup Flour

½ Cup white sugar

1 Cup milk

1 ½ tablespoon brown vinegar

1 Tablespoon apricot jam

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp bicarb

Pinch of salt

1 egg

Cake Mixture Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius

2. Beat the egg until it is light yellow and fluffy.

3. Slowly add the sugar bit by bit and mix until the sugar is mostly dissolved.

4. Add apricot jam and mix in thoroughly.

5. Add salt, bicarb and baking powder and fold in lightly.

6. Add vinegar and fold in lightly, the mixture will become light and fluffy.

7. Add in flour folding lightly. If the mixture becomes a little to stiff add some of the milk.

8. Add flour and milk alternately until all the flour and milk have been added.

9. Pour mixture into an oven dish greased with butter.

10. Bake at 180 degrees for +- 1 hour.

Sauce Ingredients:

1 Cup white sugar

1 Cup Milk

1 Cup Boiling water

¼ pound butter / 115g

1 tsp vanilla essence

Add all the ingredients to a sauce pan and bring to a slow gentle boil.

Once boiling take off heat.

Once the cake comes out of the oven, immediately pour the sauce over the pudding slowly giving it time to absorb.

Serve with lightly whipped cream or custard.

Don't forget to check on the ladies and what delicious recipes they have shared this week!

Talia - My Shabby Shack

Liz - Keep it French

Stacy - Sawdust and Highheels

Ramona - Ruffles & Rust


  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Pinterest Icon
  • White Instagram Icon

Copyright 2018 | All Rights Reserved | Our Unique Home

This site was designed with the
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now