eggless mawa cake recipe
Print Recipe
4.94 from 29 votes

mawa cake recipe

eggless mawa cake recipe - cardamom spiced eggless buttery cake with a caramelized milky flavor. made with mawa or khoya, whole wheat flour and butter.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: desserts
Cuisine: indian, parsi
Servings: 10 to 12
Calories: 340kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 2 cups all purpose flour (maida ) Or whole wheat flour (atta) Or half-half of both
  • 2/3 to 1 cup tightly packed crumbled mawa (khoya or evaporated milk solids) - about 120 to 140 grams of mawa (khoya)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 tablespoon cream - low fat 25% to 30%. (i added amul cream)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 140 to 150 grams unsalted white butter or unsalted yellow butter - at room temperature
  • 1 cup fine granuled sugar or 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder (choti elaichi powder) Or 8 to 10 green cardamoms crushed finely in a mortar-pestle


preparation for mawa cake

  • grease a 7 to 8 inches round pan with butter. dust some flour on it. shake and tap the pan so that the flour spreads evenly.
  • you can also line the cake pan with butter paper or parchment paper.
  • preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  • grease some butter on the butter paper or parchment paper.
  • crumble the mawa and keep aside. you can also grate the mawa.

making mawa cake

  • take butter and sugar in a bowl or pan.
  • cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. you can use a stand mixer, food processor or an electric beater to cream the butter and sugar.
  • add the crumbled mawa and mix very well.
  • then add the flour sieved with baking soda and baking powder directly into the cake mixture.
  • sprinkle the cardamom powder. pour the milk and cream.
  • fold everything till the flour, milk and cream are incorporated well in the cake batter.
  • pour the mawa cake batter in the prepared cake pan.
  • place the pan in the pre heated oven at 180 degrees C and bake mawa cake for 45 to 1 hour, till you the top is browned and a tooth pick inserted in the cake comes out clean.
  • if baking cupcakes, then just bake for 20 to 25 mins or till the tops are browned.
  • allow the mawa cake to cool down.
  • slice the mawa cake and serve plain with tea or coffee.


Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 99mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 1.2mg