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

A deliciously rich and moist Mawa Cake for all those special occasion when you need to impress the older generation.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Baking, Festival
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Keyword: Bakery, cupcake, eggless
Servings: 7 inch round cake


  • 100 grams all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 200 gram condensed milk
  • 100 gram khoya or mawa
  • 2 tbsp milk powder
  • 2 tbsp  cashew powder or meal
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup blanched almonds for topping
  • 100 ml milk


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


  1. 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.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180 C. Toast almonds for 8-10 mins or until golden brown & fragrant. Allow them to cool & slice coarsely. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Baking time depends on quality of mawa & hence you should check after 20 mins for bigger pan size.

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

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

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

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