Malai Cake
Malai Cake

Eggless Malai Cake in cooker reminds me of my childhood. I have lots of memories related to malai cake. My mom used to make this recipe of malai cake in a cooker for me and my sister. That was the time when the oven was a luxury in homes. She used to bake this malai cake without an oven (her old prestige cooker).

The other reason this easy Malai cake recipe is close to my heart is that this was the first cake I baked when I was 14. Back then, I never thought that I will be sharing my Mom’s malai cake recipe with you all. Though I have made a few changes, the credit goes to her. We will learn how to make eggless malai cake just in a while.

Time doesn’t stop. 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 eggless cake with malai.

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Eggless malai cake recipe

Last week when I and my son were discussing 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 recipe of cake in pressure cooker. I called my mom, checked the recipe with her and baked this malai cake for my son.

Sliced Malai Cake

I couldn’t resist myself from biting it as soon as it was done. Did not wait for it to cool, sliced it and ate. 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 your shelf.

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How to make an eggless cake in the oven

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I have used fresh malai (Fresh cream accumulated from double toned milk) for this malai 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 batter 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 to 180 °C. 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 de-mould 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 °C for 25 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test.

Freshly Baked Malai Cake

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

Malai cake recipe in the cooker

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

Malai cake recipe in Microwave

You can bake this on MW convection mode at 160 °C for 25 minutes.

Malai Cake Full Loaf

Delicious, moist, tender and loaded with the 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

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Malai Cake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 1 Loaf

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Malai - Fresh Cream (240 ml)
  • 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour (100 gm)
  • 1/2 cup Semolina - Rava (80 gm)
  • 1/2 cup Sugar (125 gm)
  • 1/3 cup Oil (80 ml)
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1/2 cup Tutti Frutti
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

Instructions

  • In a bowl mix malai, oil and sugar. Whisk it well until sugar dissolves and you get a smooth paste.
  • Once sugar dissolves, add semolina, sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, milk and vanilla essence. Mix all the ingredients.
  • Let the batter rest for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile preheat the oven at 180 °C.
  • Add tutti frutti to the batter and gently fold it.
  • Pour the prepared batter into a greased loaf pan.
  • Sprinkle some tuuti frutti on top and tap the baking tin on counter.
  • Bake this in a preheated oven at 180 °C for 25 minutes.
  • Once baked, take out the cake mould out from the oven and let it cool for 5 minutes before demoulding.
  • Delicious, moist, tender and loaded with richness of malai, Eggless malai cake is ready.

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 the oil.
  • You can bake this on MW convection mode at 160 °C for 25 minutes.
  • You can bake this cake on the gas stove in a pressure cooker. Put salt in the cooker as a base. Place one stand on it and keep the baking tin on the stand. Close the lid and remove the whistle and gasket. Let it bake on slow to medium flame for 20-25 minutes.
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62 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Sonia,

    Cake turned out good, I baked at 170 C in fanforced oven for 22 mins , thanks for sharing this recipe . I shall define try another eggless cake recipe from your site. 🙂

    • Hey Poonam,
      Thanks for the lovely feedback. I look forward to your results in the second recipe too. Share the pic of your recipe on Instagram and tag me #bakewithsonia.

      Regards
      Sonia

  2. Hello. I baked it without oil. It tasted yum. Definitely this cake tastes better than all maida cake.
    Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  3. Hello Sonia

    Really inspired to try this recipe after going through your post.
    However, I would like to know if I can bake this using wheat flour, if you have ever tried?
    Thanks. 🙂

  4. Hi Sonia thanks for sharing receipee mala cake I will like to attend your bread workshop if u r conducting in Mumbai my contact no is 9820369269

  5. Hi do you recommend using an electric handheld mixer or just simply using a wire whisk and mixing by hand is enough to incorporate air into the batter? Is the texture expected to be light and fluffy or dense? Thanks.

    • Hello Mugdha,
      – Whether to use an electric handheld mixer or simple wife whisk is an individual choice. The only difference is the amount of effort.
      – Texture will be dense because of cream.

      – Sonia

    • 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.?

  8. 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

  9. 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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