Mawa Cake/ Mawa Cake Recipe/Parsi Mawa Cake

Mawa Cake/Mava Cake is a delicious and popular  Indian tea time cake. You will find mawa cakes in most of  Indian Bakeries. Rich and delicious Mawa Cakes from Parsi bakery/Irani bakeries are a hot favourite of most of the Indians . .Being a Mumbaikar I have been relishing those delicious mawa cakes from B Merwan's  since childhood and it still continues to be a favourite till date.Though these days there are so many patiserrie with a wide range of pastries and entrements  trending ,the classic mawa cake will always hold a special place in my heart. I simply love mawa cakes and you will find 3 to 4 mawa cake recipes in my blog .this one is a simple Parsi  mawa cake with wonderful aroma and flavour from cardamom or elaichi .This time baked it in spiral bundt pan and it turned out simply amazing  .

Also this post marks the 500th post in the blog .I know ihave been blogging since 5 years and the number is not that big but its still special to me .There were times when i felt i'll quit blogging but somehow sustained and hopefully will continue to with Gods grace. Wanted to share a special post so thought to share the simple yet amazingly delicious mawa give this recipe a try and share your feedback :) 

parsi mawa cake recipe
200 gms Mawa/Khoya
180 gms Maida/All purpose flour
200 gms powdered sugar
1 tsp baking powder
140 gms butter*
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp cardamom/elaichi powder
1/2 cup evaporated milk/reduced milk**
parsi mawa cake recipe,irani mawa cake recipe

  • Sift flour, baking powder and 1/4 tspsalt if using unsalted butter and keep aside.
  • Preheat the oven at 180 degree Celsius for 10 minutes
  • In a bowl whisk butter  and malai till pale  and creamy
  • To this add mawa/khoya at room temperature  and beat till mixed.
  • Add powdered sugar and beat till creamy.
  • Add one egg at a time followed by cardamom powder and vanilla essence
  • Beat till well combined

  • Add the evpaorated milk and mix 
  • Now fold in sifted flour/beat on lowest speed till combined

  • Pour the batter in the prepared cake tin 
  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes at 170 degree Celsius or until skewer/toothpick inserted comes out clean.

  • I have used a spiral pan ,you may use 8 inch  or 8x8 square pan too
  • If using cake tin grease well with oil/butterr and line with parchment.
  • Unmould the cake and let it cool over wire rack
  • Enjoy with a cup of coffee or enjoy it plain. 

parsi mava /mawa cake recipe

*i have used 100 gm butter and 40 gms malai
*I have used evaporated milk ,you may use reduced full fat cream milk or simply use milk.
i have baked this in  a bundt pan