Kesar Mawa Cake /Saffron Cardamom Mava Cake

saffron infused mawa cake
Kesar Mawa Cake is a shahi or royal touch on the  famous Parsi Mawa/Mava Cake .Kesar or Saffron takes this mawa cake a notch higher  .Rich and super delicious Kesar or Saffron cake is simply divine with an amazing kesar flavour .
I have been a fan of mawa /mava cakes and that can be seen on my blog i have shared 3 4 versions of mava cake and each one is delicious in its one way..Do try them all if you haven't tried them yet I will be adding the links of all my mawa/mava cake at the end of this post
how to make kesar mawa cake/saffron mava cake

100 gm maida/all purpose flour
110 gm mawa/mava/khoya.
100 gm powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 eggs
50 gm butter softened
8 to 10 strands kesar/Saffron
1 tsp cardamom powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
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how to make parsi mawa /mava cake


  • Line a 6 inch pan with parchment and preheat oven at 180 degree Celsius for 10 minutes
  • Sift the flour and baking powder together and keep aside.
  • Mix saffron/kesar in the warm milk and set aside.
  • In a bowl Add butter and beat till creamy, to this add mava/mawa and beat till mixed well.

  • Add powdered sugar and beat till all  mix well.
  • Add one egg at a time also add the saffron milk, vanilla and cardamom and mix well.

  • Mix in the flour and beat on the lowest speed or use the spatula to fold in the mixture.
  • Pour the batter in the prepared cake tin and tap to release any air bubbles
  • Garnish with pista /almonds or cashews .
  • Bake at 170 degree Celsius for 45 to 60 minutes or until skewer inserted in the centre of the cakes comes out clean.

  • Allow the pan to cool completely before unmoulding the cake.
  • Slice and enjoy delicious Saffron/Kesar Mawa/Mava Cake.

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The mawa/khoya has to be soft and at room temperature
I have used salted butter hence skipped salt,if using unsalted add 1/4 tsp salt to the flour
Use good quality quality saffron/kesar for a deeper colour .
some more mawa cake recipes for you to try ,pls click on the links below for the recipe.
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Mava/Mawa and Pista Cake 
Mawa Cupcakes/Parsi Mawa Cupcakes 
Chocolate Mawa Cake/Burfi Mava Cake
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