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Delicious Gluten-Free Malva Pudding
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Delicious Gluten-Free Malva Pudding

How to make Delicious Gluten-Free Malva Pudding that tastes just like the original traditional Malva Pudding, but uses Gluten-free flour instead of cake flour.

Malva pudding is a sweet pudding of South African origin. It contains apricot jam and has a spongy caramelized texture and a cream sauce is often poured over it while it is hot, and it is usually served hot.

Delicious Gluten-Free Malva Pudding

Recipe notes for this Delicious Gluten-Free Malva Pudding

  • Please don’t make this recipe with anything other than Woolworth’s Gluten-Free Cake flour – I can’t guarantee that the results will be the same
  • You can swop the butter for coconut oil if you prefer for the sauce
  • You can also use almond milk or cow’s milk for the pudding if you don’t have rice milk
  • Make sure to use baking soda – not baking powder
  • You can make this pudding the day before and just warm up in the oven before serving

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Delicious Gluten-Free Malva Pudding

Delicious Gluten-Free Malva Pudding

How to make Delicious Gluten-Free Malva Pudding that tastes just like the original traditional Malva Pudding.
Course Dessert
Keyword Christmas, dairy free, Gluten Free, malva pudding
Prep Time 1 hour
Servings 6


Malva Pudding

  • 1 cup Woolworths Gluten Free Cake Flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup Caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp Apricot jam
  • 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup rice milk or almond milk

Malva Sauce

  • 1/3 cup Caster sugar
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract



  • Preheat the oven to 180°C and place your rack in the middle of the oven.
  • Grease a medium sized oven-proof dish 
  • In a bowl, sift flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
  • In another bowl beat together egg, sugar, jam, coconut oil and vinegar until light and fluffy. Then beat the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until well combined.
  • Now, add milk and whisk into the mixture for 30 seconds 
  • Pour the batter into the dish, cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes, until well risen.
  • Remove the foil and bake for a further 5 -10 minutes or until golden brown. 
  • While the Malva pudding finishes up in the oven, heat the sauce ingredients until melted and sugar is dissolved
  • When the pudding is done, remove from the oven and pour over the sauce. The pudding is best served warm or at room temperature.

Delicious Gluten-Free Malva Pudding

Why not try my healthier take on the traditional South African Peppermint Crisp Tart.

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