Gulab Jamun Cake is a decadent treat for any Indian style special occasions. It is eggless and easy to make.
I have another cake for Valli’s Kid’s Delight — Anniversary Party and this one is a delicious fusion cake. This Gulab Jamun cake is made with layers of cardamom flavored cake and then topped with juicy gulab jamuns and saffron, rose flavored frosting.
I saw Masterchef Pankaj Bhadouria make it on her show couple of weeks ago and it looked absolutely stunning. So when I had to make a dessert for my Navrathri party which also happened to be my cousin’s birthday, I knew I had to try this delicious cake out.
Vegan Cake Layers:
This cake starts with my go-to vegan vanilla cake recipe. It is a very moist and easy to make cake. I subbed some of the vanilla with ground cardamom. The cakes are then soaked with sugar syrup from the jamuns for even more flavor.
Star of this Cake – Gulab Jamun:
As for the gulab jamun, you can choose to make them either using a mix or from scratch. Or you can just buy some good quality jamun in a can from the store. I made mine using MTR gulab jamun mix.
But I jazzed the mix with some ground almonds and cashews. Chef Pankaj used Gits Shahi gulab jamun mix that had the nuts and saffron already added in it.
This cake is not just beautiful to look at but tastes amazing too. The cardamom flavored cake tastes really good with the juicy gulab jamun. Saffron and rose syrup flavored frostings highlight the Indian flavors.
Tips for Making Gulab Jamun Cake:
Recipe seems quite long and daunting. But break it up into 2~3 days. Here’s how:
- Day 1: Make the cake.
- Day 2: Make gulab jamun. If you are using store bought jamun, then skip right to Day 3.
- Day 3: Finally assemble and decorate either the day before or day off serving it.
This will make your life much easier and help you in enjoying the cake more. So go ahead make this decadent cake and enjoy with your family and friends.