When I first came to Mumbai, one of the first few eateries I was taken to visit was B. Merwans at Grant Road. I still remember the taste of their mawa cake and the icecream soda I’d had.
Sadly, the place is closing down and its loyal patrons have been rushing to savour the last bits of their beautiful cakes. Turns out it was more of a marketing gimmick than anything else. B Merwan’s is still open people!
Unfortunately, I have never been a fan of mawa cake since it is too milky-sweet (if you know what I mean) for my taste. So, despite the number of cakes that I have baked since then, this particular variety was certainly not on my bucket list. Until my boss at office expressed her desire to have the home-baked version.
Now, given that I have baked cakes (see here and here) for my office people time and again, a lot was expected of me, and I had to deliver. So after scouring around the internet for an easy, understandable recipe, I came across this one. All I needed was some mawa. So I picked up some mawa from a nearby dairy (because it is impossible to make mawa on a weekday; I do not have 2 hours! You should totally make your own. It’s so easy. Check how to, here) and proceeded to bake the cake at midnight yesterday! I love midnight baking – don’t you?