Mawa Cake

Mawa Cake is an Eggless cake Topped with Blanched Almonds. It is rich and delicious and appeal to older generation a lot. It has richness of condensed milk, Cashews and Maawa. Maawa is also known as khoya in many parts & most widely consumed in northern India in form of many sweets. Any sweet made with khoya & cashew is bound to be a favorite with all elders.

Mawa Cake with Blanched Almonds

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

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

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

Mawa Cake with Blanched Almonds

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

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.

Mawa Cake with Blanched Almonds

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
Mawa Cake with Blanched Almonds

“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

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.

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.

Mawa Cake with Blanched Almonds

Mawa Cake with Blanched Almonds

Ingredients

100 grams of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
½ teaspoon of baking soda
200 grams of condensed milk
100 grams of khoya or mawa
2 tablespoons of milk powder
2 tablespoons of cashew powder or meal
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
½ cup of blanched almonds
100 ml of milk

Preparation

1.Line & grease 7" round pan. Preheat the oven 180° C. Sieve flour, baking powder & soda together 2-3 times.
2.Mix all ingredients together except milk & blanched almonds. Add half the quantity of milk and beat 3-4 minutes. If required slowly add the balance milk.
3.Pour the mixture in prepared tin & decorate with blanched almonds on top. Bake for 20-30 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 180º C. Toast almonds for 8-10 mins or until golden brown & fragrant. Allow them to cool & slice coarsely. Set aside.

To make Cashew Meal, coarsely grind cashews.

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.