Amarula Malva Pudding

Amarula Malva Pudding Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Vickie Parks


This is a baked dessert from South Africa, and it's delicious. It has a spongy interior and a caramelized outside texture. There are several versions of this recipe, most differing in the sweetened sauce drizzled on top. This version is topped with a luscious sauce made from Amarula, a creamy liqueur made in South Africa. I think the sauce makes a splendid addition to this classic dessert. In South Africa, it's served with sweetened custard on the side. But you could also serve it with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, if you wish.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

10 Min
30 Min


  • 2 large
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    grated orange zest
  • 3/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 Tbsp
    apricot jam
  • 1 tsp
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp

  • 6 Tbsp
    melted butter
  • 3/4 c
    heavy cream
  • 1/2 c
    caster sugar (or super-fine sugar)
  • 2 1/2 oz
    amarula liqueur

How to Make Amarula Malva Pudding


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 8-inch square cake pan; set aside.
  2. Add eggs, orange zest, sugar, butter and jam to a large bowl, and beat until light and fluffy. Add vinegar and milk, and beat just enough to incorporate into the batter.
  3. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture. The mixture might be a little runny, that's OK.
  4. Pour batter into prepared cake pan. Bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick insert in center comes out clean.
  5. While cake is baking, prepare the Amarula sauce. Combine the butter, cream and sugar in a saucepan over low heat for about 4 to 5 minutes, and stir until the sugar is dissolved and the sauce has thickened. Remove saucepan from heat, and stir in the Amarula liqueur.
  6. When the pudding is done baking, remove it from the oven and slowly pour the Amarula sauce over the pudding while it's still hot, letting the pudding get saturated with the sauce.
  7. Serve hot, with fresh custard (or whipped cream or vanilla ice cream) on the side.

Printable Recipe Card

About Amarula Malva Pudding

Course/Dish: Puddings
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: African

Leave a Comment

Make Foolproof Whipped Cream At Home Recipe

Make Foolproof Whipped Cream at Home

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Fresh whipped cream is so much better than the stuff you buy in a tub or a can and so easy to make. We prefer to sweeten our whipped cream...

Sweet & Indulgent Homemade Christmas Dessert Recipes

Sweet & Indulgent Homemade Christmas Dessert Recipes

Kitchen Crew

When the Christmas meal is finished and leftovers are packed in the fridge, it's time for the next "meal" in my house... dessert. I like to have options out since...

Valentine's Day Menu For Dinner At Home Recipe

Valentine's Day Menu for Dinner at Home

Kitchen Crew

While I show people I love them year around, it's nice to have a special day to show how much I care. But a prix fixe menu and an insanely...