RECIPE | Mini marmalade malva puds

A sweet twist on one of SA’s favourite desserts, these malva puddings are made using marmalade instead of the traditional apricot jam

26 September 2021 - 00:01 By Teresa Ulyate
Mini marmalade malva puddings.
Mini marmalade malva puddings.
Image: Teresa Ulyate

Serves: 12


180ml (¾ cup) caster sugar

2 large eggs

30ml (2 tbsp) marmalade

7.5ml (1 ½ tsp) orange zest

375ml (1 ½ cups) flour

5ml (1 tsp) bicarbonate of soda

Pinch of salt

30g butter, melted

15ml (1 tbsp) vinegar

180ml (¾ cup) milk

Ice cream to serve


125ml (½ cup) cream

50g butter

60ml (¼ cup) brown sugar

60ml (¼ cup) water


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a muffin pan well.
  2. Cream the sugar and eggs together until pale and thick. Stir in the marmalade and orange zest.
  3. Sift the flour, bicarb and salt into a separate bowl.
  4. Combine the melted butter, vinegar and milk in another bowl.
  5. Add half of the wet ingredients to the egg mixture and mix to combine. Then add half of the dry ingredients and mix again. Add the remaining wet and dry ingredients and mix together until combined.
  6. Scoop the batter into the muffin tray, dividing it equally between the cups. Bake for 15 minutes until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
  7. While the puddings are baking, prepare the sauce. Place the cream, butter, brown sugar and water in a saucepan. Stir together over a medium heat until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved.
  8. Remove the puddings from the muffin pan while they're warm and place in an oven dish or tray. Pour the hot sauce over the puddings and leave to stand for a few minutes. Serve with a scoop of ice cream.

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