Fresh Mawa Cake
An ode to the Parsee Mawa cakes of Bombay…
Servings Prep Time
4-6people 20minutes
Cook Time
60minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6people 20minutes
Cook Time
60minutes
Ingredients
  • 3/4cup mawa(made from around 1 litre of milk)
  • 1/2cup buttersoft (preferably unsalted)
  • 1.25cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2cups cake flour(in a one-cup measure add two tbsp cornflour and top with maida or APF)
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 5 – 6pods cardamom(grind the tiny seeds inside into a fine powder)
  • 1/2cup milk
  • saltto tast (omit if using salted butter)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C.
  2. Sift together the flours, baking powder and cardamom powder (and salt if using).
  3. In a bowl, beat the butter, mawa and sugar well till creamy and fluffy.
  4. Then, add the eggs, one by one till well incorporated.
  5. Now, add the milk and beat well.
  6. Finally, add the sifted flour mixture and stir to just incorporate.
  7. Pour the batter into a lined tin and bake for an hour till a knife comes out clean.