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..πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‹

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 πŸ˜πŸ˜‚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 .

Frappucino is one of my fav bevarage .A glass of creamy cold  coffee on a sunny day is always welcomed .Cold Coffee/Frappuccino is one of the most loved beverage esp in summers .I'm not a tea or coffee lover but in once a bluemoon I do enjoy a cup of cappuccino or a glass of creamy cold coffee.
Its March now and it has started getting warmer .The quench of having something cold increases by the  day ..I prefer having falooda milkshake and cold coffee and something light instead of having meals these day .
Making cold coffee or frappucino at home is very easy and economical too. So sit back and enjoy a tall glassof Frappucino at the comforts of your home .
1 tbsp instant coffee/ nescafe
1 tsp cocoa powder  (optional)
3 to 4 tbsp sugar/as  required
2 tbsp warm water
2 cup milk
1 scoop vanilla or chocolate ice cream
Chocolate syrup to drizzle
Whipped cream for  swirls
1 tsp Choco chips


  • In hot water add sugar and coffee and cocoa powder .
  • Once it has cooled add milk, ice cream if using and blend it till frothy
  • You can also add ice cubes and blend all together .
  • Drizzle some chocolate syrup in the glass then gently pour the coffee from a height
  • Garnish with whipped cream and drizzle some chocolate sauce and add some chocolates chips.
  • Serve chilled .

You can make Coffee ahead and pour it in the icecubes tray and freeze it
Add some coffee cubes to your cold coffee for  richer taste

Malai Cake or cream cake is soft and very delicious cake ..My Mom prefers using Malai/Cream instead of butter .I have shared a version of Malai Mava Cake  in blog .This is a simple cake with just Malai and little butter as I love cakes with butter 😁

malai cake
I have  been enjoying Mom's cake since a kid.The Malai makes the cake soft and delish. Here I have just added little colour to the batter and just garnished with almonds. The cake was loved by all.You can add ghee as well it gives a very nice aroma and makes it delicious. I will soon share other versions of this cake Do try this and let me know how it turned out to be.
how to make cake with malai/cream /balai

1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup malai
40 gm butter or ghee
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
drop of  pink colour
sliced almonds for garnish


  • Bring malai ghee or butter at room temperature.
  • Sift flour with 1 tsp baking powder and keep aside.
  • Line a 7 inch pan with parchment paper grease with oil.
  • Preheat oven at 180 degree  Celsius for 10 minutes

  • In a bowl beat ghee ,butter and malai with sugar.
  • Beat till the mixture is creamy and fluffy.
  • Break eggs and add .
  • Also add milk and vanilla and beat till fluffy.
  • Fold in the sifted flour,I used the beater on the lowest speed  to mix the flour into the mixture 

  • Now take half of the mixture In a bowl and add a drop of pink liquid food colour and mix with spoon.
  • Scoop out the batter in the prepared pan.
  • You can first arrange the white layer and over that put the pink coloured batter or arrange as we do it in marble cake .
  • Garnish with almonds.
  • Bake for 40 minutes till skewer comes out clean .

Allow it to  cool before  slicing

This cake tastes yummy when it's warm but be careful while you slice..
you can use  fresh  cream in case you don't have malai
adding colour is purely optional
You can add sliced almonds to the cake batter as well
to make it eggless add 1/2 cup thick yogurt/dahi  
1 cup is 200ml 

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