mava cake

Moist Mawa Cakes


They have a simple flavor of cardamom with a rich buttery taste.Easy to make and simply delicious!


  • ¼ cup (60 ml) unflavored oil
  • ½ cup (120 ml) full-fat milk, room temperature
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup (100 grams) melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla essence
  • 320 grams mawa/khoya
  • 1 cup + 3 tablespoons (250 grams) castor sugar
  • 2 cups (225 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons (25 grams) custard powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon (8 grams) cardamom powder
  • A dash of salt
  • 2 teaspoons (8 grams) baking powder


  1. In a bowl, sieve the flour, custard powder, cardamom powder, salt, and baking powder. Mix well and set aside
  2. In another bowl combine the oil, milk, melted butter and eggs. Beat well. Add the vanilla essence, castor sugar, and mawa to the mixture. Beat until well combined and all the sugar seems melted
  3. Now, fold in the flour mixture in the liquid mixture. Make sure there are no flour lumps
  4. Lastly, pour the batter in cupcake molds or mini foil containers. Fill up to ¾ of the molds, garnish with cashew chunks and bake at 180 degrees C for 20-25 mins or until an inserted skewer comes out clean