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A Malva Pudding That Rocks (just like your dad!)

Want to give the best Dad in the world (yours!) a Father’s Day treat that’s a little bit out of the ordinary? Our Rockin’ Malva Pudding is guaranteed to hit the sweet spot – a traditional South African dessert given a fresh twist with an infusion of rich-tasting Rooibos.



  • 2 cups self-raising flour (if using all-purpose flour add extra 1/2 tsp of baking soda)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 - 1 1/4 cups brown sugar (the browner the better, we used Muscovado)
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm strong Rooibos tea (1 teabag - steeped for 5 mins)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tblsp smooth apricot jam


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional - but better in than out!)
  • 1/2 - 3/4 strong Rooibos tea (1 teabag - steeped for 5 mins)
  • 3 tblsp butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream



  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F
  2. Mix all your Malva Pudding ingredients together (EXCEPT for the apricot jam) in a food processor or by hand
  3. Pour into a large buttered ovenproof dish and bake for 30 mins or until an inserted skewer comes out clean
  4. Pierce holes in the pudding with a fork or skewer
  5. Gently melt the apricot jam separately and brush generously over your rooibos pudding


  1. Gently heat all your ingredients for the sauce in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved
  2. Pour hot sauce over the pudding and allow to gently steep, or pour into a heat proof jug and let everyone help themselves
  3. Serve with custard, cream or ice-cream

Serves 6-8 (but it’s deliciously lekker so there won’t be any left!)

Note: The pudding can be made a day ahead and re-heated in a low oven.


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