Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

Although the sound of vinegar in a pudding is odd, this tastes great! It has a subtle sweet and sour taste to it and is very delicious served with custard. Good for those cold winter nights!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 180C/360°F.
  2. Melt the apricot jam & butter.
  3. Mix the bicarb with the milk. Add to the butter mixture. Beat eggs and add, & stir in raisins if you wish to.
  4. Sift the flour, salt, ginger and nutmeg together. Add the butter mixture and stir till smooth.
  5. Place the mixture in a deep ovenproof dish.
  6. Mix the remaining ingredients (water, sugar and vinegar) in a saucepan over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Pour 1/2 the sauce slowly over the cake mixture.
  7. Bake at 180C degrees for 45 minutes. Add the rest of the sauce 20 minutes times into the baking process. There is a lot of sauce and the cake will absorb it. Test with a skewer if it is baked through. Serve with custard.


Most Helpful

Everybody should make this for entertainment value alone! This was the most fun recipe! When you add the milk/b.soda mixture to the butter/jam mixture - it foams! When you pour the sauce over the pudding, it foams! My biggest suggestion is to make the sauce FIRST. I didn't and mucked it all up. I stuck the pudding in the oven while I cranked out the sauce (not) so the pudding cooked for 10 mins before I added the sauce. Cool foaming action but from then on, it just took longer than expected. i think it cooked over an hour total - the middle just wouldn't set. Plus the sides didn't soak up as much so the sides were very cakey and the middle mushy. BUT it was delicious - think sweet & sour bread pudding. I didn't make a custard sauce which indeed would have been perfect for this. I just poured some heavy cream over it as my Grandmother would have done to her bread pudding. I did add raisins & thought them a great addition. DH thought the initial odor of vinegar was off-putting but then he was going back for seconds! We all enjoyed this recipe! MAde for PAC-orphanage 5/10. Thank you!

Elmotoo May 05, 2010

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