– Gluten-Free Malva Pudding –

If you’re looking for something healthy then this gluten-free malva pudding is definitely not it. However, if you were looking for a decadent and absolutely divine dessert then carry on reading for the recipe!

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Without the Sauce

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Malva pudding is soft and sweet. It’s also very spongy and moist thanks to the yummy sauce that’s poured over the top when it’s fresh from the oven. To top it all of, it’s then served with fresh cream.

As a result, this gluten-free malva pudding is the ultimate comfort food and the perfect end to a fancy dinner!

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Fresh from the oven! Time for the sauce!

Most of the recipes for malva pudding are quite complicated and obviously, we needed one that was gluten-free. So because of this I had put off making one for a long time. 

You’ll Love This Dessert!

Since it’s my husband’s all-time favorite dessert I stopped hesitating and started looking for a recipe. After all, I had deprived the poor man of his favorite dessert for long enough. Pinterest didn’t have any that were simple but a friend said she had an easy one.

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So she sent me her recipe and I converted it to make this wonderful gluten-free Malva pudding. We were over the moon that the gluten-free version worked out so incredibly well. 

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Actually we’ve eaten it and other treats far too much recently, and it’s starting to show on the scale. Horror! So, slowing down a little and I’ll be posting healthier recipes soon! But it was so worth it!

By the way, the gluten-free version tastes exactly the same as the normal one. Mouthwatering and absolutely delicious. 

Also, A Great Plus Is That This Dessert Is Freezable!

How awesome is that! So you can make it ahead of time and freeze it. Then when you want to use it it’s easy to defrost, heat up, and serve on the day! Hosting a large dinner just got a whole lot easier! 

What To Serve It After

Traditionally a South African dessert, malva pudding is perfect to serve after a meal of roast beef and vegetables, however, you can serve it after any meal you choose and it will still be the perfect end to a delicious dinner.

Gluten-Free Malva Pudding Recipe

This recipe is super easy and there is no specific method for making it. The only thing that is super important is that *THE MILK MUST BE ADDED LAST!* Otherwise, you just throw everything together, mix it, and put it in the oven.

Here’s the recipe


Gluten-Free Malva Pudding

Recipe by Joanna Steele / accordingtojo.comCourse: DessertCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Medium

4 – 6

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Cooking time



Soft, creamy, rich, and delicious! This gluten-free malva pudding is the ultimate comfort food!


  • 1/2 an egg (beat a whole one and split in half – 1/2 is normally an 1/8th of a cup)

  • 1/4 cup of sugar

  • 1/2 cup gluten-free self-raising flour

  • 1/2 Tbsp Apricot Jam

  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • Sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/4 cup boiling water

  • 2 Tbsp Butter

  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence

  • 1/2 cup Milk

Directions for Dessert

  • Beat the egg and remove half
  • Add the sugar and beat for 30 seconds
  • Add all other ingredients except milk and beat
  • Then add the milk and beat again.
  • Pour into a greased dish and bake at 180 celsius for 25 minutes or until golden
  • Remove from the oven and pour sauce over while still hot
  • Directions For Sauce
  • Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to the boil.
  • Turn down the heat and allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes stirring every now and then
  • Pour over hot pudding


  • FREEZING IT – allow to cool completely, place in a sealed container and freeze. Before using it defrost fully, heat up, and then serve with fresh cream drizzled over.
  • Doubling the recipe works just as well.

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