Malai Cake- How to make Malai Cake

Prep time: 50 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Serves: 2

Updated: Jul 30, 2021 | 14:52 IST

As the name suggests Malai Cake is a delicate sweet treat created through a fusion of Indian traditional juicy desserts and western baked goodies.

Malai cake is an extension of the famous Indian sweet the Ras Malai. This cake is technically a juicy spongy cake to please the palate of any dessert lover. Our vegetarian recipe uses no egg to cook it. Malai cake is a perfect snack for festival days. Follow this recipe to whiff a quick one before the guests arrive.


Serves 2
  • milk1 litre
  • milk3/4 cup
  • oil1/2 cup
  • sugar1/2 cup
  • vanilla extract As required
  • all purpose flour1.5 cup
  • fruit salt1 teaspoon
  • milk1 tablespoon
  • saffron As required
  • sugar1/4 tablespoon
  • cornflour1/2 tablespoon
  • milk2 teaspoon
  • cardamom powder As required
  • almonds As required
  • pistachios As required


Step 1

Take a deep pan and boil the milk in it. Use low flame and allow the milk to thicken. It will be reduced in half when the desired thickness is reached.

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Step 2

In a mixing bowl take the rest of the milk and combine vanilla essence, powdered sugar well. Use a strainer to sieve the flour and mix it in folding manner. When the batter is ready mix end in it and whisk.

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Step 3

Now take a baking tray of desired shape, pour the batter and even with spatula. Tap it twice to make a smooth base.

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Step 4

Heat a kadai on stove. Put a stand in it. Place the baking container on it. It needs to be covered with a preheated tawa-pan. Cook the batter on slow flame for 35 minutes.

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Step 5

Meanwhile if the milk has reduced add cardamom powder, sugar, saffron and stir well. Switch off the flame and let the malai rest.

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Step 6

After 35 minutes if thence looks done, insert a tooth pick at the center to see if anything sticks to it. If yes bake some more. If no turn of the heat. The cake needs some time to cool down. Once the cake reaches room temperature jab it with a knife in a scattered manner. Sloosh the malai mix over the cake. Top with chopped pistachios and almonds. Make square cuts and serve the yummy dessert!

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