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.
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.
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).
So far I have been quite successful in controlling the urges. I hope I continue like this. Amen to that!
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!
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.
So why another Eggless Mawa Cake recipe here? Well it’s not really a recipe. No, no, I haven’t gone mad! Really!
“My advice to young photographers? Get a good pair of walking shoes and fall in love. – Abbas”
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
|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|
|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.|
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.