Based on traditional South African desserts, cakes from Kari’s Malva Pudding, Santa Cruz, CA, are dense, moist and rich, with a caramel flavor and a hint of apricots. An English South African, Kari Mansfeld founded the company to bring a taste of her home country to the US. Made with all-natural ingredients including hormone-free milk, cage-free eggs and locally grown gourmet apricot jam, Kari’s Malva Pudding comes in ready-to-heat packages in the freezer section of supermarkets throughout the Western US, as well as directly to homes through the company’s website. Each 24-oz package, which serves six to eight people, retails for $9.99.