Saturday, October 12, 2019

Rose Gulab jamun Rava Cake (Semolina cake with Rose and Gulab jamun flavor)

Hello friends, I am back with another successful kitchen experiment (yay). Rose Gulab Jamun Rava Cake or Semolina cake with Rose and Gulab jamun flavor!!! This cake is egg-less, flour-less and 100% vegetarian.We had a potluck where it was decided to get some cake for kids and other adults who do not usually go for Indian desserts. After browsing through many recipes of Gulab Jamun cake, I wanted to try something novel, so decided to add rose flavor along with Gulab jamun flavor and semolina instead of the traditional cake flour.

Friends, the aroma wafting through the whole house while baking the cake bought both my kids to the kitchen and they could not wait to try it. I can assure you that it is really easy peasy to make. If you are new to baking, this will be a good cake to try.

So here is the recipe. 

Ingredients: For cake: Very fine semolina (unroasted) - 2.5 cups , whole milk - 2.5 cups, yogurt whisked and at room temp - 3/4th cup, salt - 1/8th tsp, oil (unflavored)- 1/3rd cup, powdered sugar - 2.5 cups (Adjust per taste) plus some for cake decor, gulab jamun mix - 1.5 cup, rose essence - 3 tsp, cardamon powder - 3 tsp, baking powder - 1.5 tsp, baking soda - 3/4th tsp. For Syrup: 1/3 cup water, 1/3 cup sugar, cardamon powder - 1 tsp, rose essence - 1/2 tsp.

Method: For Cake: Heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Meanwhile, sieve the semolina along with gulab jamun mix and powdered sugar. Warm the milk and add room temp whisked yogurt to it and whisk together. Slowly add to the sieved semolina mix and stir. Check the consistency. If too thick, add more warm milk to thin it. Add the cardamom powder, rose essence, oil, baking powder and baking soda and mix. Pour it in a baking pan (I used a 9 x 16 inch rectangular tray to bake.) and put in 350 degree F oven to bake for 35-40 minutes. Take it out and check if done by inserting a knife into the cake. If it comes out clean, it is done. 
For Syrup: Take a pan and add sugar and water and boil for 8-10 minutes till the syrup turns into 1 string consistency. Add cardamom powder and rose essence and mix. Drizzle on top of the warm cake. Drizzle powdered sugar on top of the cake. Cut into pieces and enjoy!!! Needless to say that my whole family fell in love with this novel cake and I am sure yours' will too :)

Here is a picture of my cake right out of the oven and the other one is sliced and ready to eat:

Till my next post everyone, take care.

1. Check for sweetness when you mix the batter (adjust sugar per your taste). Remember that you are drizzling sugar syrup on the cake too.
2. You can grind and add almond or cashew powder and also some saffron to the cake. I forgot to add this time but would surely do it the next time.


Ruxana Gafoor said...

Wow!Delicious cake :)

Ria J said...

Very novel and delicious cake.

R said...

@Ruxana Gafoor: thanks so much, it turned out really yummy.

R said...

@Ria J: yes, thanks so much dear :)

Suja Manoj said...

Delicious Cake, can imagine the flavor,yum

R Thomas said...

This is really new to me and looks so yummy.

R said...

@Suja Manoj: Yes, it was truly yummy :)

R said...

@R Thomas: Yep, it was delicious!