Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Dhruv's favourite Mava Cake!!!!

This is a cake that I truly relish and enjoy and I make using my own method. Since I love the cake and other people have also appreciated it, I feel like sharing the recipe....


Maida(all purpose flour):80 g
Mava(grated):40 g
Grain sugar:115g
Cardamom powder:1/2 tsp
Powdered Saffron:1/4 tsp
Vanilla essence:1/4 tsp
Eggs:2 nos.
Baking powder:1/4 tsp
Hot Water:2 1/2 Tbsp
Powdered dry fruits(pista and badam):2 Tbsp
Melted butter(salted):50 g
Vegetable Oil:3 Tbsp

You will also need a pan that is 25 sq. inches in area and at least 2 inches tall. I use a 7.3" X 3.5" X 4" bread tin.


  1. To prepare the pan, grease the pan, line it with parchment paper and then grease it again.

  2. Preheat your oven to 180°C.

  3. Mix the grated mava, flour, cardamom powder and paking powder very well with a spoon. Stir well for 5 mins to mix.

  4. Take the sugar in a bowl and break the 2 eggs in it.

  5. Mix the melted butter and oil in a separate vessel.

  6. Warm the saffron strands and grind into a powder.

  7. Add the powdered saffron to the butter & oil mixture and mix well.

  8. Heat 2 cups of water to a boil and turn off the flame. Set the egg container over boiling water(do not touch the base of the container to the water) and beat well till stiff peaks form.

  9. Add the vanilla essence and beat a little more.

  10. Add the 3 Tbsp of Hot water to the beaten eggs.

  11. Add about 3 Tbsp of flour mixture to the well beaten eggs and mix by stirring at the base. Take care NOT to over-mix or you will deflate the batter.

  12. Add the melted butter & oil mixture. Mix a little.

  13. Add the remaining flour and the powdered nuts and mix in using the same procedure taking care not to over-mix and deflate the batter. Work in small but quick strokes.

  14. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for about 50 mins. or till the cake is done. Test with either a toothpick or by touching the surface of the cake. A toothpick inserted should come out clean, or the surface should feel done(spongy, but not soft).

1 comment:

The Purple Foodie said...

I've been wanting to make mava cakes for a while but because they are so easily available I never did. Going to bookmark this as things to-bake. If you're using melted butter, then why would you need oil?