This rich, South African pudding contains no marshmallows, but probably got its name from its spongy texture! Delicious served hot or cold with cream.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Pudding:
Sauce:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a small saucepan over low heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter or margarine together with vinegar and milk. Remove from heat, and set aside. Meanwhile, sift flour, baking soda, and salt together into a separate bowl.

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  • Beat 1 cup sugar and eggs with an electric mixer on high speed until fluffy and light colored, about 5 minutes. Gradually mix in the apricot jam. Fold the dry ingredients into the egg mixture alternately with warmed milk mixture using a spatula. Pour batter into a greased, 1 quart oven-proof baking dish.

  • Bake approximately 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

  • Place cream, butter, 1/2 cup sugar, and water in a saucepan and stir over moderate heat until the butter has melted and sugar is dissolved. Do not allow the mixture to boil.

  • Remove pudding from the oven, pierce several times with a skewer or fork, and pour the hot cream mixture immediately over the pudding. Serve hot or cold.

Nutrition Facts

395.5 calories; 3.8 g protein; 47.5 g carbohydrates; 101.5 mg cholesterol; 236.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (33)

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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2005
Not reviewing this recipe but answering LORRAINE32's question... superfine sugar is NOT confectioner's sugar. It is like granulated sugar but with much smaller pieces... I make my own by putting granulated sugar in a food processor until it's finer and it works great. Also cake flour comes in a box in the grocery store near the other flours; not sure exactly how it's different from all-purpose flour but it is - and it IS different from a cake mix. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/25/2009
I thought the apricot made it taste funny Read More
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39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2005
Not reviewing this recipe but answering LORRAINE32's question... superfine sugar is NOT confectioner's sugar. It is like granulated sugar but with much smaller pieces... I make my own by putting granulated sugar in a food processor until it's finer and it works great. Also cake flour comes in a box in the grocery store near the other flours; not sure exactly how it's different from all-purpose flour but it is - and it IS different from a cake mix. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2007
My husband made this for me after seeing it made on an Oprah show. Halfway through baking he poured the sauce on it like shown on the show. He used seedless blackberry preserves instead because I don't like apricot. It was wonderful! I am begging him to make for me w/lemon curd! As a tip to others cake flour is just fine sifted flour. Superfine sugar can be made by giving your regular sugar a zip in the food processor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2009
Really yummy recipe...Just to clear things up, the word "pudding" in British/South African English means "dessert", so all you Americans out there can stop being confused by the description already. Use regular flour if you want, and put your sugar in the blender to make it superfine. Follow the instructions and you won't go wrong! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2010
As a response to other reviews only.Cake flour is not just a sifted flour. Cake flour has different properties which makes it a weak flour in turn that's why cakes need binders and such also they are generally lighter as opposed to bread flour which have properties that are unique and makes bread flour a strong flour. That's why breads are generally tougher than cakes. A.P. flour can be substituted for any of these but the ending results will differ slightly from its intended texture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2006
This is an incredible recipe and one that (for once) I followed to the letter. For those expecting a pudding... don't. It is a rich moist and spongy cake. The sauce makes this a decadent dessert and one that I will definitely repeat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2011
Being a South African this recipe is the one my mom taught me when I was younger. but I have to say that it was surprising to see that the translation of the name is marshmallow pudding:) I've never heard that before. To the questions that was asked... if the center of the pudding falls in don't stress when you pour the sauce over it will again puff up. before you pour the sauce over use a knife to get the sides loose. This makes the sauce absorb easier and the end is a awesome saucy pudding enjoy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2007
I made this last night and loved it - it's just as I remember it! It turned out perfectly and absolutely delicious. I definitely recommend using orange juice (instead of water or sherry). Serve it with warm custard to top off a wonderful dessert (or anytime treat :). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2011
Cake flour: has a less expansive gluten for crumblier texture. Acceptable substitution is to remove 2 T all purpose flour per cup as required for the recipe. I think that commercially available cake flour contains some cornstarch, but I'm not certain. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2007
This was so delicious. I didn't quite know what to expect with this recipe with a name like Marshmallow Pudding and reading some of the ingredients but I was more than pleasantly surprised I used orange juice and about 3/4 cups at that but added some sugar to the sauce. I don't quite know if the cake or whatever I would call it was supposed to fall a bit in the middle. No matter what it was decadent unique and something I will definately make again in the future! The hubby absolutely loved it too! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/25/2009
I thought the apricot made it taste funny Read More
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