How To Make Malva Pudding In The Microwave

By Nidhi Nangia. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Make Malva Pudding In The Microwave

When we talk about the cuisine of South Africa, we can’t forget the delicious flavor of a Malva Pudding. It is a very sweet dessert that is usually served with cream, ice-cream or custard. It has a kind of cake texture and it can be made easily with just a few simple ingredients. A sauce is added to it afterwards which makes this pudding a favorite among children as well as adults alike. In this article, we are going to tell you how to make Malva Pudding in the microwave.

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Steps to follow:

To make the batter for the Malva pudding, mix 2 eggs and 2 cups of sugar in a bowl, and keep beating until its texture becomes creamy and light. If beating by hand is difficult for you, you can even whip it in a food processor, or even use an electric beater. Keep beating until the mixture becomes thick and its color becomes lemony.

How To Make Malva Pudding In The Microwave - Step 1

Add 2 tbsp of apricot jam in this mixture of sugar and eggs, and beat properly to mix.

How To Make Malva Pudding In The Microwave - Step 2

Now add 2 cups of cake flour, 2 tsp of soda bicarbonate and 1 pinch of salt, and beat.


Melt 2 tbsp of butter in the microwave and then add 2 tsp of vinegar in it.


Add this to the mixture of eggs, and pour in milk while beating it.


Your microwave should be able to reach 180˚C/ 350˚F. Some microwaves become very hot at this temperature. Sometimes, you may need to turn it down to 170 or 160˚C to save your pudding from burning. You can adjust the temperatures as per your own microwave oven.


Grease a microwave safe dish of 25x30cm, pour this mixture in it, and bake in the microwave for 60 minutes at 350˚C.


While the cake is being baked, you can make the sauce. Boil all the ingredients required to make the sauce in the microwave for 10 minutes on high. Keep stirring after every 2 minutes.


Once you see the cake cooked, stab it all over using a skewer. The cake is done when you can see it well-risen and turned brown in color


Pour the sauce over it and allow soaking for a couple of minutes,


Serve this delicious Malva Pudding with custard or fresh cream. If you want to further enhance it, you can even add some vanilla ice cream to it. This will be a sure attraction specifically for kids.

How To Make Malva Pudding In The Microwave - Step 11

A Malva Pudding is known for its spongy caramelized texture. In addition to this recipe, it can have different additions like ginger, dates, brandy, tipsy tart etc. Different parts of the world have different varieties of Malva Puddings, but the recipe we have given here is a classic one. Malva means marshmallow in Afrikaans, which is perhaps due to the pudding’s resemblance to a marshmallow. In ancient times, Malva Pudding used to be accompanied with Malvasia wine, due to which it got its name.

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What did you think of this recipe?
Beverly Terblanche
Very nice and easy recipe to follow
OneHowTo Editor
We hope it tasted good Beverly!
Sonja Trollip
Hi there,
This recipe is not really meant for a should be baked in a normal oven. I am sure theres a mistake in the baking instructions. The quantity of ingredients and the recipe varied slightly when its bake in a microwave. Lovely recipe though...beautiful in the oven
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