Coconut-Mango Malva Pudding

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours + standing


12 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
My friend shared this amazing malva pudding recipe with me. Malva pudding is a dense, spongy cake drenched in a rich, sticky butter sauce. My slow-cooker, tropical spin incorporates a creamy coconut sauce and juicy mangoes! —Carmell Childs, Orangeville, Utah
Coconut-Mango Malva Pudding Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 can (13.66 ounces) coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 2 medium mangoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • 1 container (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed


  1. In large bowl, beat eggs, sugar, apricot preserves and butter until combined. Add coconut milk, vanilla and vinegar; stir to combine (batter will be thin). In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually stir flour mixture into batter just until moistened. Transfer to a greased 5-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, on high until a toothpick inserted in cake comes out with moist crumbs, 2-1/2 to 3 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, for sauce, whisk together coconut milk, butter, sugar, apricot preserves and extract until smooth. Poke holes in warm cake with a skewer or chopstick. Pour mixture evenly over pudding; let stand to allow pudding to absorb sauce, 15-20 minutes. Serve with chopped mangoes, coconut and a dollop of whipped topping.

Test Kitchen Tips

What can I use besides apricot preserves?

This recipe can be made with store-bought apricot jam versus preserves.

What should I serve with this malva pudding recipe?

Serve with vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream!

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 518 calories, 24g fat (19g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 452mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (52g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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