Best Mawa Cupcakes /Parsi Mawa Cupcakes /Mava Cupcakes Recipe

Mawa cakes/mava/mawa cupcakes the name itself makes me drool .If you are from Mumbai you must be familiar with the very famous parsi mawa cakes from B Merwan at Grant road .Its been a favourite right from childhood my dad worked at Bombay Central so getting mawa cupcakes for me was a regular affair .

Well coming back to today's post .I have been a die hard fan of good mawa cakes and have always been trying recipes at home.My  mawa and pista cake pista cake was one of such experiment which proved to be a huge hit   Not only me and my family love it but so many who tried it loved  .It was a huge hit in the groups I posted and I got wonderful feedback from all those who tried.

This recipe is very easy and gives you the best mawa cupcakes..You can enjoy delicious parsi mawa cupcakes at home .I will soon share another version of mawa  cupcakes in the blog soon ,Yes even eggless ones I remember I need to post them soon.Until then try these delicious parsi mawa cupcakes and do share your feedback.

150 gm all purpose flour/Maida
100 gm butter
1 tsp baking powder*
150 gm mawa
200 gm powdered sugar
1/2 tsp cardamom powder**
1/4 tsp vanilla essence optional***
3 tbsp milk
2 eggs


  • Sift flour and baking powder and set aside
  • Preheat oven at 180 degree Celsius
  • Line 10 muffin moulds with cupcakes Liners

  • In a bowl combine butter and sugar and beat till fluffy
  • Add in the crumbled mawa and continue to beat
  • Add eggs one at a time and beat till all well combined
  • Now add the other egg ,cardamom powder,vanilla if using and mix well

  • Add milk and beat
  • Fold in the sifted flour and mix well.
  • I have used the beater on lowest speed to mix the batter .
  • Scoop the batter in cupcake liners just till 3/4 th full

  • Bake for 20-25 minutes at 180 degree Celsius till tooth pick instead comes out clean.
  • Allow it cool completely.
I had no patience so had one just when it was out of the oven was simply awesome..😉😉😋

I baked 6 cupcakes in cupcake liners and 4 in the bake and serve which requires a little more batter ,you may get around 10 to 12 cupcakes depending on the size of the cupcake /muffin pan you use .
easy  parsi mawa cake

I have used unsweetened mawa /khoya. 
If you don't find mawa at hand make.instant mawa by mixing milk powder ghee and cream. 
These stay well for 3 days of kept in air tight container if it remains 😁😂They are super addictive and are wiped  out the day i bake them.
feel free to add cashews or any other nuts. 
Since I am in love with vanilla I added 1/4tsp you can skip and onky add cardamom powder alone. 
The parsi mawa cakes are little bit on a denser side ,we prefer fluffy cuppies hence added 1 tsp ,you can add only 1/2 tsp baking powder if you wish .

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  1. Gloria I've heard a lot about mawa cakes but never really tried any. I don't think I'll be in Mumbai any time soon to try them out so will probably have to bake them myself. They look so soft and tempting.

    1. Thanks should try them..they are delish

  2. Hi, thanks for the recipe!! But would like to know the measurements in cups, would love to make them soon.

    1. 1 1/4 cup flour 150 gm mawa 1/2 cup butter 1 cup powdered sugar

  3. Thanks for posting the recipe in grams for a perfect outcome
    Waiting for the eggless version since observing lent

  4. Those cupcakes looks so fluffy... wondering if I can get mawa here...

  5. Can you share eggless recipe of the same. Also, what is proportionate of milk powder, ghee and cream used for making mawa

    1. Eggless mawa cake will be uo in the blog by 16th
      For mawa..1 1/2cup milk powder 1 cup fresh cream 2tbsp ghee mix and micro for 2 min and use
      You can also try this 1 cup cream 1 and 1/2 cup milk powder mix to a dough steam for 10 min and crumble and use

  6. Tried these today, what a foolproof recipe, came out extremely well! Thank u for such a lovely recipe!

  7. Tried these today, and it came amazing!! My daughter loved these cupcakes! Thank you!