Mar 9, 2012

Kesar Elaichi Mawa Cake

Kesar  Elaichi Mawa Cake... name itself suggests how rich this cake is...

If you are keen on aromatherapy, Go ahead and make yourself this cake. Roasting the mawa, grinding the elachi, watching kesar giving orange colour the milk.. All will surly make you feel so relaxed.

Then all aromas combine to give you the ultimate orgasm, when cake starts baking in the oven.. 
Your entire house starts smelling so good...
Then you cant resist biting into this tender sweet cake.....


  • 1 ¼ cup all purpose flour (maida)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 5 cardamom (elachi) powder
  • pinch of saffron threads
  • ½ cup (100 gm) grated mava
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • pinch of salt

  • Coat the cupcake mould or cake tins with butter & flour or  Cake greasing mix.
  • In a bowl, sift flour, baking powder, cardamom powder & salt.
I used Mortar pestle to grind the cardamom seeds... Very very aromatic could always use grinder to make powder, but using mortar and pestle gives you nice coarse powder & just feels good, as the aroma of elachi makes you feel relaxed. I dropped the cardamom peels in my sugar,, sugar smells great. You could add them to your tea leaves as well to make elachi masala tea.

  • Roast the mava in frying pan on slow heat for 3-4 min, just till ghee starts oozing out.
  • I used stand mixer for mixing ingredients, but you could also use whisk & large bowl. Beat together roasted mava, butter & sugar at medium speed until its light & fluffy
 If you are using hand whisk it might take a bit long.. you could rope in your husband to whisk.. After all he’s gonna enjoy the cake too…

  • Now turn the speed to slow on hand mixer & add eggs, one at a time.. beating well after adding each egg.
  • Once the eggs are well incorporated, add the flour mix
  • Add few strings of kesar in warm milk
  • You need to now add the milk & kesar milk
  • Turn the speed again on medium & continue beating till batter is smooth.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 C.
  • I divided the batter in variety of cake moulds, cos I am planning to gift few cakes. I also doubled the recipe.
  • Bake for 20-25 min placing the rake in middle of oven
  • Decorate as you please..

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