Eggless Malai Zebra Cake

Eggless Malai Zebra Cake - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
It is common to extract butter/ghee from Malai. I think all of us do it. But now bake a cake with this malai. It’s amazing to see that how a wonderful n soft cake is baked using only malai without any oil or butter or curd or condensed milk or blah blah blah… Malai cake is a soft n spongy cake made with very few ingredients. Apart from Baking Powder and Baking Soda, it has just 4 ingredients. Yes, only 4. And these four ingredients are wheat flour, brown sugar, milk and of course milk cream, that is, malai. As you can see it is a very healthy cake and hence can be eaten at any time of the day. You can give it in your kiddo’s lunch box or in the breakfast or as an after-school snack or in the evening… anytime. Before you move into your lab just a few pointers. First of all, try using fresh malai, that is maximum 3 to 4 days old malai only. For one cup flour, you need approximately 3/4th malai. Now, its difficult to have it in one day. So keep collecting it in the refrigerator. In the refrigerator, keep the collected malai in the Chill tray, that is the tray which is just below the freezer and is the topmost in the refrigerator compartment. Or keep it where there is maximum cooling. But not in the freezer. This is because we want soft malai and not hardened. Secondly, before starting the cake, take out the malai from the refrigerator and let it sit on the kitchen counter for 10 -15 minutes(maybe more in winters). And lastly, add sugar to malai and beat it using a whisk till sugar dissolves completely and all the lumps in the malai are gone. So, start collecting malai and bake a healthy Malai cake for your Mom on this Mother's Day.
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Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Recipe Cuisine Type: Asian
Recipe Taste: Sweet
Servings 6

Ingredients
 

  • 1 Cup whole wheat flour less
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 3 / Malai milk cream cup
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar plus
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 3 / Milk at room temperature cup approx.
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
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Instructions
 

  • Take out the malai from the refrigerator and keep it on the kitchen counter for 10 minutes. Malai, normally has some milk with it. Do not try to separate the milk. Let it be as it is. In the meantime, do the following preparations.
    Eggless Malai Zebra Cake - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Grease a 6″ baking pan and dust it with flour. Tap it to remove excess flour, if any.
    Eggless Malai Zebra Cake - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda at least 3 times (more the better). This is a very important step in order to have light cakes. Sifting incorporates air in the flour which in turn makes the cake light.
    Eggless Malai Zebra Cake - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees for 15 minutes
  • Now, take malai, add sugar (3/4 cup only) and vanilla essence and beat with a wire whisk for 3 to 4 minutes or till sugar dissolves and all the lumps are gone.
    Eggless Malai Zebra Cake - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • It should be smooth like this.
    Eggless Malai Zebra Cake - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Start adding flour mix into the malai mix and mix nicely. .
    Eggless Malai Zebra Cake - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • It will be a very thick dough type mixture. Add milk and lightly mix everything.
    Eggless Malai Zebra Cake - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • It should be of dropping consistency.
    Eggless Malai Zebra Cake - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • In one bowl, take cocoa powder, brown sugar and make a paste using 1 tablespoon milk.
    Eggless Malai Zebra Cake - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Now divide the cake mix into 2 bowls, one remaining as it is and the other added to the cocoa mix. So, you have two batters, one white which is vanilla and the other is brown which is chocolate.
    Eggless Malai Zebra Cake - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Put one ladle of vanilla batter in the cake tin. On this, put one ladle of chocolate batter. Like this, keep on adding the two batters alternatively and you will see alternate lines of two colours.
    Eggless Malai Zebra Cake - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • It will be like this.
    Eggless Malai Zebra Cake - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Now slide a toothpick from the corners to the edges or vice versa.
    Eggless Malai Zebra Cake - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Do not tap the bowl otherwise, the pattern will be disturbed. Bake it for 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Check for the doneness by inserting a skewer. The skewer should come out clean. After about 5 minutes, take out the cake by inverting it.
  • Keep it on a wire rack till cools down, otherwise heat at the bottom will make it soggy.
    Eggless Malai Zebra Cake - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Once completely cool, have it with tea or use in your Ice cream Sundaes/Puddings. Shall, I tell you one more fantastic way of having it? Serve it with ice cream and fruits. It tastes super yum.
    Eggless Malai Zebra Cake - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • You can store the remaining cake in an airtight container. Remains good for 2 days at room temperature or keep it in the refrigerator for longer storage (up to a week).
  • VARIATION To make Vanilla cake, omit cocoa powder, take 1 cup flour and proceed as given above, omitting points no. 8 to 12.
  • To make a Chocolate cake, take cocoa powder 3 tablespoons and sift flour with cocoa powder and proceed as given above, omitting points no. 8 to 12.

Recipe Notes

  1. You can use anywhere between 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup malai.
  2. The colour of the cake is yellowish because of brown sugar. You can add white sugar if you want.
  3. Quantity of milk may vary from 3/4 cup to 1 cup depending upon the consistency of malai and also that different flours have different absorption capacity.
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