How to make Childhood Favorite Super Soft Malai Cake

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    Malai Cake
    Malai Cake

    Childhood memories of Malai Cake

    Eggless Malai Cake, this name makes me remind of my childhood. I have lots of memories related to this cake. My mom used to bake this cake for me and my sister. That was the time when oven was a luxury in homes. She used to bake this cake in Pressure cooker (her old prestige cooker).

    The other reason this easy Malai cake recipe is close to my heart is, because this was the first cake I baked when I was 14. Back then, I never thought that I will be sharing this recipe with you all. It’s my mom’s recipe. Though I have made a few changes, but the credit goes to her.

    With time, many things change. As we grow, we generally forget many of our childhood friends, food etc. I am not different. It’s been more than a year I started my blog and started sharing my baking recipes. But until now, did not remember to share my first official baked recipe.

    Unforgetful Malai Cake

    Last week when I and my son were discussing about my childhood, he asked, ” Did Nani (my mom) use to bake when you were small, just like now you bake for me?” This question immediately refreshed my childhood memories and this eggless Malai cake recipe. I called my mom, checked the recipe with her and baked this cake for my son.

    Sliced Malai Cake

    After baking it, I couldn’t resist myself from tasting it and cut it when it was still warm. I don’t have a sweet tooth but the aroma of freshly baked eggless Malai cake made me a child again. I bet, this cake will not stay even for a day on you shelf. This cake, like the eggless chocolate cake and coffee date cake, has become another favourite cake of my son.

    Now without creating more suspense lets have the recipe.

    Ingredients

    Items Quantity
    Malai (fresh cream) 1 cup (240 ml)
    All-purpose flour ¾ cup (100 gm)
    Semolina (rava) ½ cup (80 gm)
    Sugar ½ cup
    Oil 1/3 cup (80 ml)
    Baking powder 1 tsp
    Baking soda ½ tsp
    Vanilla Essence 1 tsp
    Tutti Frutti ½ cup
    Milk ¼ cup
    Salt ¼ tsp

    Instructions

    I have used fresh malai (Fresh cream accumulated from double toned milk) for this cake. To start with, in a bowl mix malai, oil and sugar. Whisk it well until sugar dissolves and you get a smooth paste. Make sure, the malai should be at room temperature.

    Malai Cake Mixture

    Once sugar dissolves, add semolina, sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, milk, and vanilla essence. Mix all the ingredients evenly and let this better rest for 5 minutes.

    Dry and Wet Ingredients for Malai Cake

    During this resting time semolina will soak the moisture and become soft. Meanwhile preheat the oven at 180 degree Celsius. Add tutti frutti to the batter and gently fold it.

    Tutti Frutti in Malai Cake Batter

    Pour the prepared batter into a greased loaf pan. If you want, you can use butter paper as well which will help to demould the cake easily after baking.

    Malai Cake Batter

    Sprinkle some tutti frutti on top and tap the baking tin on counter to release the air bubbles.

    Malai Cake Batter before Baking

    Bake this in a preheated oven at 180 degree Celsius for 25 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test.

    Freshly Baked Malai Cake

    Baking time can vary depending upon your Oven capacity and model. I have Morphy Richard’s 28 liter Oven. My cake was done in 25 minutes. Once baked, take the cake mould out from the oven and let it cool for 5 minutes before demoulding.

    Malai Cake Full Loaf

    Delicious, moist, tender and loaded with richness of malai, the Eggless malai cake is ready.

    Slices of Malai Cake

    Slice it and serve it with your choice of tea or coffee. I can have it at any time of the day.

    Malai Cake Slice

    If you find the recipe easy and liked it, please share your valuable feedback in the comments box. I personally read all the comments and respond to them.

    How to make Childhood Favorite Super Soft Malai Cake
    Print Recipe
    Servings Prep Time
    1 Loaf 15 minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    25 minutes 5 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    1 Loaf 15 minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    25 minutes 5 minutes
    How to make Childhood Favorite Super Soft Malai Cake
    Print Recipe
    Servings Prep Time
    1 Loaf 15 minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    25 minutes 5 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    1 Loaf 15 minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    25 minutes 5 minutes
    Ingredients
    Servings: Loaf
    Instructions
    1. In a bowl mix malai, oil and sugar. Whisk it well until sugar dissolves and you get a smooth paste.
    2. Once sugar dissolves, add semolina, sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, milk and vanilla essence. Mix all the ingredients.
    3. Let the batter rest for 5 minutes.
    4. Meanwhile preheat the oven at 180 degree Celsius.
    5. Add tutti frutti to the batter and gently fold it.
    6. Pour the prepared batter into a greased loaf pan.
    7. Sprinkle some tuuti frutti on top and tap the baking tin on counter.
    8. Bake this in a preheated oven at 180 degree Celsius for 25 minutes
    9. Once baked, take out the cake mould out from the oven and let it cool for 5 minutes before demoulding.
    10. Delicious, moist, tender and loaded with richness of malai, Eggless malai cake is ready.
    Recipe Notes

    If you want to use eggs for this recipe then you can add 1 egg without making any other changed to the ingredients.

    If you are using Malai from Full Fat Cream Milk, then skip oil.

    You can bake this on MW convection mode at 160 degree Celsius for 25 minutes.

    You can bake this cake on gas stove in a pressure cooker. Put salt in cooker as base. Place one stand on it and keep the baking tin on stand. Close the lid and remove the whistle and gasket. Let it bake on slow to medium flame for 20-25 minutes.


    26 COMMENTS

      • Hi Tarun, I am assuming you wanted to say Malai instead of Makai. In my recipe, I have clearly mentioned that the Malai is accumulated from milk. You don’t really get such Malai in any country. You will have to accumulate this yourslef.

        Regards
        Sonia

    1. Hi,
      I get fresh cream for whipping.Can I use that ?after whipping or without ?
      Also can this cake be used to make layer cake ?want to try this recipe to make a frosted cake .
      Thanks

      • Hi Chitra,
        I will not suggest using Tetra pack cream for this cake. I have not experimented myself and hence cannot suggest. My recommended cream is the one that we accumulate from the milk. Further, I do not recommend this cake for layering purposes. The cake is too moist and when you will cut it, it will break and wont be stable for you to layer and frost it.
        Sonia

      • Niji Bhatua

        I haven’t experimented with Wholewheat flour so it’s difficult for me to suggest but if you want to experiment then i can only suggest to Increase the liquid content accordingly.

        Thanks
        Sonia

    2. Hi. Just baked the cake. But it has sunk in the middle and the tutti frutti placed on top too has disappeared into the batter.😔

    3. I am going to try your recipe.
      What did u use fresh Malai or fresh cream that we get in market?
      N can u pls share ur coffee n dates cake recipie as my daughter did not take dates;so can give her in this form.
      Thanks.

      • Hi Afaaf,
        The results cannot be achieved using tetra pack cream. I understand when you say getting fresh cream is tough, however there is no alternate to fresh cream.

        Sonia

    4. Hi
      This eggless tutti fruit cake looks yummy
      Have you tried making it with Amul fresh cream as you have used Malai in this recipe
      Because we don’t get Malai on the tetra packet milk overseas
      Pls comment if the similar texture results after using cream

        • Thanks Sonia for prompt reply
          It’s not possible to accumulate Malai after we boil the tetra packet milk
          Do you think my boiling milk powder to make milk would that form Malai on TOP to use

          • Hi Divisha,

            Milk powder will not help you get Malai.

            As an alternate, instead of 1 cup of malai, use 1/2 cup of cream and use just 2 tbs of oil. Rest of the ingredients and process shall remain same.

            Sonia

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