Eggless Mawa Cupcakes(Irani Cafe Style)

A Cupcake is a small cake designed to serve one person.Mawa cake/cupcake is popular in Irani cafes of Mumbai(India).Mawa cake /cupcake made with fresh mawa and flavored with cardamom and saffron.Mawa cupcake is soft,fluffy ,cardamom flavored cupcake perfect with tea.

Ingredients(6 pieces)

  • Cake flour – 4 tbsp
  • Almond flour – 3 tbsp
  • Mawa-3 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder – 1 tbsp
  • Cashew nut-6
  • Salt – 1 pinch
  • Sugar – 4 tbsp
  • butter – 3tbsp
  • milk-4 tbsp
  • Saffron-some strands
  • Baking powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
  • Yogurt – 1 tbsp
  • Vanilla essence – 1/2 tsp


Step 1 – In one bowl take mawa, milk, yogurt, vanilla essence, butter,sugar and blend it till it gets little fluffy.

Step 2 –In other bowl take cake flour, almond flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda,cardamom powder and mix it.

Step 3 – Preheat  oven to 180 C.

Step4 – Mix flour into milk mixture gently ( till everything is mixed together ) and keep aside.

Step 5 – Line  tray  with cupcake liner. Pour 2 tbsp batter on each cup and put 1 cashew nut  on top of batter. Fill all cups similar way.

Step 6 – Place  tray  on oven, bake it 20-25 minutes till it becomes golden brown  . Check with toothpick inserted in center of cupcakes, comes out clean.

Step 7 – Cool  it for 10 minutes. Enjoy your healthy, delicious, flavored Mawa Cupcakes .It can store in refrigerator for2-3 days.


11 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks for the recipe. Is cake flour maida + baking powder?

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    1. Thanks Radhika,equal amount of maida and corn flour makes cake flour,In commercial some brands add milk powder also.Maida+ baking powder -makes ,self raising flour

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      1. Thanks for the clarification. Will definitely try it out 🙂

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  2. Jess Wen says:

    Wow looks so delicious and healthy!

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Jess Wen says:

        My pleasure 🙂


  3. elle says:

    I’ve never heard of mawa cakes before, but they sound incredible. The combination of cardamom and cashews…perfection!

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    1. Thanks, It is inspired by a famous Irani bakeries.

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  4. aruna3 says:

    Wonderful cake.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, it’s my pleasure!!!


      1. aruna3 says:

        Most welcome.


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