BM# 81: Week 2/ Day 1
Theme: Diwali Savories & Sweets
Dish: Eggless Mawa Cupcakes
I am so glad that I am back to blogging with my beloved Blogging Marathon group this month. My theme for this week is 'Diwali Savories and Sweets'. Since I am coming back after 3 months, I made a sweet dish for the comeback. I have rich and decadent Eggless Mawa cupcakes that are perfect to make for Diwali.I missed blogging all this summer due to our move to North Carolina. We are finally in our new home and the kids started school in the new town. It has been just over a week now and we are slowly settling down into the new routine.
Recipe for this eggless mawa cake is from Veg Recipes of India. I actually made this mawa cake for my son's birthday back in NJ but couldn't take any decent pictures. I made it again in our new home and so this will be the first dessert/ sweet made here. I also found a decent corner to click photos -- will see how well spot will work out in the future.
These mawa cupcakes are rich with the addition of mawa, whole milk and heavy cream. Mawa cakes are popular items in Parsi bakeries but they are quite easy to make at home too. The main ingredient is Mawa/ Khoya -- you can choose to either make it at home or use store bought. I used Nanak brand khoya and it worked great. If you have frozen mawa, make sure you thaw it in the refrigerator or on the counter before using.
Add some nuts or tutti frutti to make these cupcakes extra special. I saw a recipe video where the chef served mawa cake with sweetened milk sauce. I can imagine how delicious that combination would be. Give these cupcakes a try this festival season and I'm sure your friends and family would love them.
Eggless Mawa Cupcakes
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup Canola or Vegetable Oil*
- 1 cup sugar
- ¾~1 cup Mawa/ Khoya, grated or crumbled
- 1 cup Whole Milk
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 1 tsp Ground Cardamom
- ½ cup Tutti Frutti or Sliced Almonds (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line standard cupcake pan with paper liners or lightly grease them with cooking spray.
- In a medium mixing bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together oil and sugar until the sugar has dissolved.
- Stir in grated mawa and mix well.
- Next add the dry ingredients and mix till combined. Add whole milk and cream and mix until well combined. Finally stir in the tutti frutti or sliced almonds or both (if using), mix well to incorporate.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a tooth pick inserted into the center comes out clean, takes about 25~30 minutes. The tops of the cupcakes should be slightly browned. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let them cool in the pan for 4~5 minutes, place them onto a cooling rack and let cool completely. Repeat the baking with any remaining batter.
- Use softened unsalted butter for added flavor.
Welcome back Pavani , we have been missing you too . Glad you are finally settled .
The Mawa cakes look fantastic and the little corner that you have chosen for clicks seems to be perfect . Great clicks as always .
AAhhhhh Vaishali, thank you so much. I'm sooo happy to be back -- love you guys.
Good to now kids started school and you guys are getting back to a normal routine. Glad you found a spot to shoot your food photos! Mawa cupcakes look wonderful.
Thank you Usha. I was worried that the kids will find it hard to settle, but they really like their new school and teachers 🙂
Its so good to see you back Pavani, we really missed you and your beautiful pictures.Can't wait to see how well you adapt to your new place and dish out beautiful pictures for us to drool..:)..Mawa Cake was one of the long standing cake on my to do list and when I finally baked for Bakeathon last year, it was such a fantastic feeling. mawa cake is so sinful and enjoyable!.
Mawa Cake looks so delicious . Glad you're back in blogging and hope you're having nice time in your new home.
Good to see you back blogging Pavani. Cup cakes looks great.
Welcome back Pavani! How you have settled a bit at the new place. Finding a place to take pictures is my biggest worry when we move. Glad you found something to work with. The cupcakes look great and is definitely a wonderful first treat at the new house.
Good to see you back Pavani and these cup cakes are very tempting. Let me bake this for this bakethon
Good to see you back Pavani, we missed you and your delicious dishes. Thats great to know that you are now settled in your new place. Mawa cupcakes looks extremely sinful and super spongy, delicious.
Welcome back Pavani and glad you have found a decent place to click gorgeous pictures ! These mawa cakes are simply out of the world. I baked mawa cake from Gayathri's space and we loved it to crumbs (pun intended).
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Such a sinful cake you got baked in the new house .. Hope things are settled and happy for you dear !!
Welcome back Pavani and thats a wonderful place to click pics. This is the first time I am seeing a mawa cup cake. Nice recipe.
Congrats Pavani on your new home and new state. The cupcakes look utterly delicious. I've yet to make mawa cupcakes.
Welcome back Pavani. Mawa cake is so rich and decadent that hardly there would be anyone who doesn't like it. Cupcakes are looking so soft and spongy.
Mawa cake looks so moist and tasty. I would love to try this fusion cupcake soon.
cupcakes look decadent pavani, i have some mawa at home and was looking for a nice recipe to use it! will try this recipe!