I am so happy to be able to share this amazing recipe finally. A soft mango cake with heavenly cardamom flavour and the aroma of ghee. A delicious package altogether. And it’s so easy to make. Just mix few ingredients in a bowl and bake. The easiest cake ever!
I also love this recipe for the fact that it uses very less and easily available ingredients. Also, it gets ready in about 30 mins in total. What else do we need? Easy, quick, no fuss recipe. Do try and you are sure to love it. Happy Baking!
1 Cup Wheat Rava/ Sooji/ Semolina (use the finest variety available)
1 Cup Mango pulp( fresh/ canned)
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Ghee
1 tsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp Cardamom powder
1/8 tsp Salt
Step by step recipe:
1. Preheat the oven at 180 C for 10 mins.
2. Take 1 Cup semolina/ rava in a large mixing bowl.
3. Add 1 Cup mango pulp, 1/4 Cup ghee, 1/2 Cup sugar, 1/8 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp cardamom powder. Mix well with a spatula.
4. Grease the muffin pan with ghee or line them with cupcake liners. Add a spoon of the batter into each mould. It won’t rise much. So you can add 3/4th of the muffin mould.
5. Bake at 180 C by keeping the pan at the center rack of the oven for 20 to 30 mins or till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clear. In my OTG, it took exactly 30 mins.
6. Allow it to cool slightly. Remove and enjoy!
* I have also used Mother’s recipe sweetened Alphonso mango pulp for this recipe when it was not mango season and it was perfect too.
* Please make sure the mango pulp is thick and not watery. If watery, then rest the batter for about 15 mins till the rava absorbs the mango pulp.
* Ghee gives a wonderful flavour to this cake so don’t substitute it with oil. I have tried this cupcake with both oil and ghee and ghee ones are really heavenly.
* I have used regular upma rava for this cake.
* Don’t skip cardamom powder if you can. It is the soul of this cake.
* This cake does not brown much at top. So don’t wait for it. Check at 5 min intervals after 20 mins into baking time. DO NOT open oven door before 20 mins.