Eggless Mawa Cake Topped with Blanched Almonds | Revisiting Through The Lens Series 9

It has been a long time since I posted a bake here on LiG, my last being Roasted Vegetable Pizza from scratch over 6 weeks ago.

Eggless Mawa Cake Topped with Blanched Almonds | Revisiting Through The Lens Series 9

Eggless Mawa Cake Topped with Blanched Almonds | Revisiting Through The Lens Series 9

I have baked very little these past few months with lot of focus on controlling our diet. I have decided to shun sweets & rice till I gain a certain amount of shape back (from the deflated balloon that I have become).

Eggless Mawa Cake Topped with Blanched Almonds | Revisiting Through The Lens Series 9

Eggless Mawa Cake Topped with Blanched Almonds | Revisiting Through The Lens Series 9

So far I have been quite successful in controlling the urges. I hope I continue like this. Amen to that!

Eggless Mawa Cake Topped with Blanched Almonds | Revisiting Through The Lens Series 9

Eggless Mawa Cake Topped with Blanched Almonds | Revisiting Through The Lens Series 9

My in-laws were here for the month of June and I did bake and created some sweets for them, simply for the purpose of posting a recipe here. I didn’t eat a single slice, Cross my heart!

Eggless Mawa Cake Topped with Blanched Almonds | Revisiting Through The Lens Series 9

Eggless Mawa Cake Topped with Blanched Almonds | Revisiting Through The Lens Series 9

I have already made and posted this Eggless Mawa Cake way back when I started blogging in 2011, exactly 3 years ago. And I made a different version of Eggless Mawa Cupcakes for a commercial order few months ago.

Eggless Mawa Cake Topped with Blanched Almonds | Revisiting Through The Lens Series 9

Eggless Mawa Cake Topped with Blanched Almonds | Revisiting Through The Lens Series 9

So why another Eggless Mawa Cake recipe here? Well it’s not really a recipe. No, no, I haven’t gone mad! Really!

Eggless Mawa Cake Topped with Blanched Almonds | Revisiting Through The Lens Series 9

Eggless Mawa Cake Topped with Blanched Almonds | Revisiting Through The Lens Series 9

I have been doing once a month ‘Revisiting Through the Lens Series‘ for a while now, so I shot the same cake recipe with better photography gear and knowledge to showcase my journey.

“My advice to young photographers? Get a good pair of walking shoes and fall in love. – Abbas”

Eggless Mawa Cake Topped with Blanched Almonds | Revisiting Through The Lens Series 9

Eggless Mawa Cake Topped with Blanched Almonds | Revisiting Through The Lens Series 9

And I admit that every frame teaches me to be better in next frame. I have made some learning with these images and I hope to translate it into BETTER images in future.

Eggless Mawa Cake Topped with Blanched Almonds | Revisiting Through The Lens Series 9

Eggless Mawa Cake Topped with Blanched Almonds | Revisiting Through The Lens Series 9

I have mentioned in my earlier post of mawa cake how it is named as Mother-in-Law cake as it never fails to please an Indian MIL. And I am proved right. My In-laws couldn’t stop singing praises for it. So much so, that V requested me to bake another for them before they leave and I happily obliged.

Eggless Mawa Cake Topped with Blanched Almonds | Revisiting Through The Lens Series 9

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 7 inch square pan

Eggless Mawa Cake Topped with Blanched Almonds | Revisiting Through The Lens Series 9

A deliciously rich and moist Mawa Cake for all those special occasion when you need to impress the older generation.

Ingredients

  • 100 gm – All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp – Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp – Baking Soda
  • 200 gm (1/2 tin) – Condensed Milk
  • 100 gm – Khoya/ Mawa*
  • 2 Tbsp – Milk Powder
  • 2 Tbsp – Cashew Powder/Meal
  • 1 tsp – Vanilla Essence
  • 3 Tbsp – Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 cup - Blanched Almonds (for top)
  • 100 ml – Milk

Instructions

  1. Line & grease 7? pan. Pre-heat the oven 180 C**.
  2. Sieve flour, baking powder & soda together 2-3 times.
  3. Mix all ingredients together except milk & blanched almonds. Add half milk and beat 3-4 minutes.
  4. If required slowly add the balance milk.
  5. Pour the mixture in prepared tin & decorate with blanched almonds on top.
  6. Bake for 20 mins. Remove from pan & allow to cool completely.

Notes:

To blanch almonds, place them in boiling water for about 1 min. Drain & immediately place them in ice-cold water to stop further cooking. Peel the almonds.

Pre-heat the oven to 180 C. Toast almonds for 8-10 mins or until golden brown & fragrant. Allow them to cool & slice coarsely. Set aside.

In absence of mawa - use 2 Tbsp heaped cashew powder + 2 Tbsp heaped milk powder in addition to the quantity suggested above of cashew & milk powder. Or you can use Mawa Burfi in place of mawa.

Baking time depends on quality of mawa & hence you should check after 20 mins for bigger pan size.

http://lemoninginger.com/2014/07/21/eggless-mawa-cake-topped-blanched-almonds-revisiting-lens-series-9/

Sending the Eggless Mawa Cake topped with Blanched Almonds to Bake Fest # 33, an event originally started by Vardhini

  • Yummmmy. That looks really delicious. THnx for linking up to Bake Fest

  • i never heard of this cake. i love almonds though and it looks delicious!

    • It is very common in Goa and Parsi community of Mumbai. It is really worth all the calories one eats with the deliciousness. :)