African Malva Pudding Poke Cake Recipe Using Monk Fruit In The Raw

African Malva Pudding Poke Cake

This week is Missions Week at my church. Tonight, we had a catered soup dinner and each of us brought an international dessert. Since our missionary was from Africa, I searched for an African Dessert recipe online to bring. I found a recipe for Malva Pudding that I altered into this African Malva Pudding Poke Cake Recipe.


I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Monk Fruit In The Raw. I received product samples to facilitate my post as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

As many of you know, my son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in June. We have made some changes to our diet but mostly are just counting carbohydrates. We do watch the use of sugar in our diet extra close.

We’ve always tried to live a healthy lifestyle, so eliminating some extra sugar from our diet hasn’t been a big deal, not when there are great sugar-free, calorie-free sweeteners on the market that can be used to sweeten drinks as well as to cook and bake with.

I substituted sugar for Monk Fruit In The Raw in this African Malva Pudding Poke Cake Recipe.  Nobody could tell! In fact, there was a contest tonight for the Best Presentation, Best Tasting, and Most Original.

Guess what!

My Recipe WON for Best Tasting!

Nobody – not one person – missed the sugar! I’m sure your family won’t either.

African Malva Pudding Poke Cake Recipe

This recipe is easy to make with ingredients you most likely already have in your kitchen.

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African Malva Pudding Poke Cake
African Malva Pudding Poke Cake
African Malva Pudding Poke Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
  2. Grease an oven dish. I used a 9x 13 size for this recipe that makes a large batch for parties, 1/2 the recipe and use a 7 x 7 inch Pyrex dish.
  3. Beat Monk Fruit In The Raw (or sugar) and eggs, until thick and lemon colored,
  4. Add the jelly and mix through.
  5. Stir in melted butter and vinegar
  6. In separate bowl, mix together flour, soda and salt.
  7. Add flour mixture to egg mixture. Beat well.
  8. Pour into an oven-proof dish and bake until pudding is brown and well-risen. 30-40 minutes
  9. Heat evaporated milk, butter, Monk Fruit In The Raw (or sugar), hot water, and vanilla extract to low boil, stirring constantly to make the sauce.
  10. Once cake is baked, poke holes with the end of a wooden spoon to absorb the sauce.
  11. Pour sauce over the pudding as soon as it comes out of the oven and holes are made.
  12. Let sit at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve warm or cool.

I really like that with Monk Fruit In The Raw, you can substitute sugar with it cup-for-cup. You can bake and cook with it just like you would with regular sugar. It has a very similar simple, sweet taste as sugar because it is made with wholesome real fruit.

The Monk Fruit mixed well and cooked evenly in the cake mixture.


The Monk Fruit In The Raw also cooked well on the stove for the sauce.P1260348

The below picture shows how simple this recipe it. It starts with what looks like an ordinary cake. Bake the cake, then poke holes in the cake. Fill the holes in with the delicious warm sauce.African Malva Pudding Poke Cake

By using Monk Fruit In The Raw, I cut out a LOT of carbohydrates from this recipe! Like I said, it won Best Tasting Dessert tonight at my church gathering, so obviously, nobody could tell it wasn’t sugar.


I enjoyed telling everyone about monk fruit tonight since nobody had heard of it before and loved the recipe!

You aren’t sacrificing anything by eliminating extra sugar from your diet when you use Monk Fruit In The Raw!

If African desserts aren’t your thing, no worries. You can use Monk Fruit In The Raw for any recipe, check out their website for delicious recipes – or just substitute it for sugar in any of your favorite recipes.  I also use it to sweeten home-made lemonade, coffee, tea, and on top of fruit.

September is Childhood Obesity Month – it’s a serious problem in America. Although we have made the change for medical reasons, all of our diets could use a lot less sugar. Sugar is in everything – and too much of it. Just think if you substituted sugar from Monk Fruit In The Raw in your drinks and desserts – how many calories (and carbohydrates) would your family save?  We can all do without a little (or a lot) of sugar from our diets.

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