• We’ve taken two classics, chocolate and malva pudding, and created this irresistible dessert! It is perfect for having friends over, or simply when you feel like indulging.

    Chocolate malva pudding

    By Patricia Wood Serves: 4 - 6
    Cooking Time: 40 mins


    • SAUCE

    • 375ml (1½ cups) fresh cream
    • 150g (¾ cup) sugar
    • 125g butter
    • 50ml cocoa
    • 1ml salt
    • BATTER

    • 30g (2 tbsp) butter
    • 75g sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 45ml (3 tbsp) smooth apricot jam
    • 5ml (1 tsp) bicarbonate of soda
    • 125ml (½ cup) milk
    • 120g (1 cup) cake flour
    • 50ml cocoa
    • 1ml salt
    • 20ml (4 tsp) white spirit vinegar
    • vanilla bean ice cream, to serve



    Preheat the oven to 180°C.


    For the sauce, mix ingredients in a pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and stir for 2 minutes.


    For the batter, cream together the butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Add egg and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the jam.


    Dissolve bicarbonate of soda in the milk.


    Sift the flour, cocoa and salt in a separate bowl. Add to the egg mixture, alternating with the milk.


    Add the vinegar and mix well.


    Pour the mixture into four greased 250ml individual ramekins or a 2-litre ovenproof dish with a lid. Pour over half of the sauce, cover and bake, about 30 minutes.

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    ALSO SEE: Easy malva pudding recipe

    Easy malva pudding recipe

    Recipe: Patricia Wood


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