Kesar Mawa Cake /Saffron Cardamom Mava Cake

saffron infused mawa cake
Kesar Mawa Cake is a shahi or royal touch on the  famous Parsi Mawa/Mava Cake .Kesar or Saffron takes this mawa cake a notch higher  .Rich and super delicious Kesar or Saffron cake is simply divine with an amazing kesar flavour .
I have been a fan of mawa /mava cakes and that can be seen on my blog i have shared 3 4 versions of mava cake and each one is delicious in its one way..Do try them all if you haven't tried them yet I will be adding the links of all my mawa/mava cake at the end of this post
how to make kesar mawa cake/saffron mava cake

100 gm maida/all purpose flour
110 gm mawa/mava/khoya.
100 gm powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 eggs
50 gm butter softened
8 to 10 strands kesar/Saffron
1 tsp cardamom powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
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how to make parsi mawa /mava cake


  • Line a 6 inch pan with parchment and preheat oven at 180 degree Celsius for 10 minutes
  • Sift the flour and baking powder together and keep aside.
  • Mix saffron/kesar in the warm milk and set aside.
  • In a bowl Add butter and beat till creamy, to this add mava/mawa and beat till mixed well.

  • Add powdered sugar and beat till all  mix well.
  • Add one egg at a time also add the saffron milk, vanilla and cardamom and mix well.

  • Mix in the flour and beat on the lowest speed or use the spatula to fold in the mixture.
  • Pour the batter in the prepared cake tin and tap to release any air bubbles
  • Garnish with pista /almonds or cashews .
  • Bake at 170 degree Celsius for 45 to 60 minutes or until skewer inserted in the centre of the cakes comes out clean.

  • Allow the pan to cool completely before unmoulding the cake.
  • Slice and enjoy delicious Saffron/Kesar Mawa/Mava Cake.

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The mawa/khoya has to be soft and at room temperature
I have used salted butter hence skipped salt,if using unsalted add 1/4 tsp salt to the flour
Use good quality quality saffron/kesar for a deeper colour .
some more mawa cake recipes for you to try ,pls click on the links below for the recipe.
how to make parsi or irani style mawa cake,bakery mawa cake

Mava/Mawa and Pista Cake 
Mawa Cupcakes/Parsi Mawa Cupcakes 
Chocolate Mawa Cake/Burfi Mava Cake
kesar mawa best cake,best recipe for kesar mawa cake

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  1. Such a beautiful shade! I guess you missed to add how much mava to add...

    1. Thanks dear.😍.Yes I missed out thanks for pointing that out edited it 😀😀

  2. How much of mawa do we use. It is not mentioned. thank you.

    1. Just edited it in the recipe ..thank you

  3. Can it be made without egg

  4. wow,beautiful color..Wish I could grab a slice,yummmy!

  5. Hi dear thanks forposting the recipe in grams...
    It helps alot
    Thanks once again