Ghee Cake /Bakery Style Ghee Cake Recipe

Ghee Cake ,a rich soft  aromatic cake  that taste simply delish .Ghee cake as name suggest uses ghee instead of butter and that is what makes it aromatic and distinct .Ghee Cake happens to be a popular cake in Kerala  Calicut  bakeries .I had a chance of tasting it on my last visit to kerala and absolutely fell in love with the aromatic soft cake .If you have never tasted it before its time for you to bake one
 I came across many recipes in the blogosphere and the ingredients and method were the same .I didn't follow any exact recipe as such just used my butter cake recipe and replaced it with ghee and added some sooji for a nice texture.The result was amazing.The cake which was baked as an experiment was a instant hit and got wiped out in a jiffy .

3/4 cup maida
1/4 cup suji/sooji/semolina/rava
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp pure ghee
3/4 cup to 1 cup powdered sugar
1tsp vanilla essence/1/2 tsp cardamom powder
a pinch of salt
2 tbsp milk
kerlala bakery style ghee cake


  • Preheat the oven at 180degree Celsius for 10 min
  • Line a 6 inch pan with parchment or butter paper
  • Sift flour sooji and baking powder and salt and keep aside 
  • In a bowl beat ghee and sugar till creamy
  • Add egg one at a time beat well
  • Add essence and milk and beat for a  minute
  • Mix in the sifted flour and fold to mix
  • Bake at 180 degree Celsius for 35 to 45 minutes or till toothpick inserted comes out clean .
  • Allow it to cool completely before slicing it
  • Slice and enjoy with cup of tea or coffee

you can make it with maida or plain flour alone 
Use pure ghee for better results
to make it eggless use 1/2 cup thick curd mix 1/4 tsp baking soda and use in place of eggs
3/4 cup sugar was just perfect for us ,if you want it more sweet you can add 1 cup sugar