Eggless Mawa Cake

Khoya or mawa is milk solids obtained by boiling milk and letting the liquid particles evaporate to retain only the solids.

Khoya is used in making many Indian sweet recipes like gulab jamoon, gulfi ice creams, cake, peda, chocolate pudding etc.

Today, i just gave a try to make khoya cake as i had a lot of khoya stored in my fridge for about a week now. I used a small portion of it to make pedas and suryakala sweets but still i have a lot of khoya left around. Let's see how to make mawa or khoya cake.


1 cup of khoya /mawa
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1.5 cups of milk
1 cup of melted butter
1/2 cup of few chopped nuts, almonds, pistachios, cashews,walnuts
few saffron strands
1 tsp vanilla essence
1.5 cup of sugar

How to make khoya/mawa cake:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. In a mixing bowl, add khoya/mawa, chopped nuts and saffron strands. Mix it thoroughly.

 2. Add the mawa/khoya to the melted butter.

3. Add a cup of milk and whisk together until smooth.

4. Add a tsp of vanilla essence.

5. Add sugar and beat well using a whisk or fork.

6. Wet ingredients are ready.

7. Sieve together flour and baking soda. Dry ingredients bowl is ready.

8. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients bowl in two batches and mix it gently. Cake batter is ready.

tip: The batter for mawa cake tends to be thick when compared to other batter as the khoya/mawa tends to absorb the moisture.

9. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper, you can alternatively grease the loaf pan with butter and then dust it with flour.

10. Pour the cake batter onto the loaf pan.

11. Pat it twice and is ready to go into the oven for baking.

12. Bake the mawa cake for about 50-55 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted at the centre comes out clean.

13. Let it cool down for 5 minutes. Keep it in a cooling rack.

14. Invert the cake and cut them into thick slices.

15. As the cake batter had chopped nuts, the texture of the cake has some dents here and there. Doesn't look yum and inviting to the tongue!!


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