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Saffron Mawa Cake

A rich delicious cake which can be had anytime of the day!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: cake, saffron
Servings: 1 8" cake


  • OTG or MIcrowave Oven to bake


  • 115 gms All purpose flour
  • 85 gms Rava / Semolina
  • 75 gms Almonds
  • 150 gms Unsweetened Khoya / Mawa
  • 50 gms Cream
  • 110 gms Milk, room temperature
  • pinch Saffron
  • 125 gms Ghee
  • 175 gms Sugar
  • 125 gms Curds / Yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda


  • Preheat the oven to 180C
  • Add the all purpose flour, semolina, almonds to a blender and blend well. Add the khoya and blend again to a coarse mixture
  • In a seperate bowl, add milk, cream and a generous pinch of saffron and mix well. Set aside
  • In a large bowl, add the ghee, sugar, the milk mixture, curds and baking soda. Mix all the ingredients well
  • Add the flour and khoya mix to the wet ingredients and mix well to ensure no dry flour remains
  • Transfer the batter to a greased 8" round tin. Bake for around 50 minutes or till the toothpick inserted comes clean
  • Cool the cake in the cake tin for 5-10 minutes. Then unmould the cake carefully and cool completely on a wire rack. Enjoy!