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Parsi Mawa Cake

Parsi Mawa Cake is a Indian bakery style tea cake.
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8


  • 1.5 Cups All purpose flour.
  • 1.5 Tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ Tsp Baking soda
  • 1 Tsp Green Cardamom powder or Cinnamon powder
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • ½ Cup Butter(room temp)
  • 1 Cup Cane sugar(You can use normal white sugar)
  • 2 Eggs(room temp)
  • 1 Cup Mawa powder(you can use grated mawa)
  • ½ Cup Room temp milk
  • 4 Tbsp Pistachio/Almonds(chopped finely)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 f.
  • Grease a 8 or 9 inch pan . Don't use small pan .I have seen disaster in the oven .
  • In a big bowl,sieve all purpose flour,baking powder,baking soda and cardamom powder. Add salt and mix it nicely.
  • Use a hand mixer or any type of mixer to beat butter and sugar till it is light and creamy . Ingredients need to be on room temp . otherwise you won't be able to make a creamy texture .
  • Add our mawa powder /grated mawa.
  • Add eggs one by one. there is a science behind adding one egg at a time . So please follow this rule
  • Now add half of the flour mixture to it . Mix it nicely .
  • Add milk to it and mix .
  • Then add rest of the flour .Mix it properly .
  • Important thing is not to overmix it .
  • Transfer the batter to a baking tin.
  • Always bake the cakes in the middle rack until unless its written otherwise.
  • It will take around 35 to 40 minutes. It depends on your oven .
  • Please check with a toothpick.
    you need to be cautious.Dont overbake ,otherwise it will be dry .
  • Cool it over the rack for 10-15 minutes.Slice it and serve .
  • You can store it on the counter in an air tight container .Though it will not last because your kids will finish it before reaching the air night container.