Thursday, February 10, 2022

Gulab Jamun Cake with Flour Buttercream frosting

Gulab Jamun Cake with Flour Buttercream frosting , a delicious and spongy cake with full of Indian flavors. This cake is perfect for any celebrations like Birthdays, Anniversary or Get-together. 

If you're bored with the traditional vanilla / chocolate cake and looking for some unique cake with exotic flavors, then you must give a try on this Gulab jamun cake. 

Today I'm sharing this delicious cake recipe to announce an extremely happy news in our life. Our son Kavin was born on Dec 21,2021 and we're overjoyed by his arrival into our life. Although life has been crazy busy right now and we hardly find any free time, it's a dream come true moment for us. So we're enjoying every second of it !

Though I have this post and pictures on my drafts for a while, it took a couple of weeks to write the intro alone. You know, it's a typical newborn phase of life ! 

Ok, Before moving on to the recipe let me answer some FAQs 

Can i use the store bought Gulab Jamun for this recipe?
Yes, sure you can ! The canned gulab jamun works very well for this recipe. But in this recipe, i have used the home made gulab jamun ! 

Can i make this cake ahead and store it in the refrigerator?
Yes, this cake store well in the refrigerator. You can make this cake ahead of one or two days before you need. 

What are the other flavors that can be used in this cake ?
Instead of rose essence, you can use vanilla or butterscotch essence also. But personally, i like rose essence for this cake since the gulab jamun also has rose flavor already.

Can I bake the cake earlier and do the frosting later?
Yes, of course ! You can bake the cake one or two day before and do the frosting when needed.

What other nuts can be used for decorations ?
Here in today's cake, I have used pistachios, but you can use whatever nuts you like or simply omit the nuts. It would be fine and taste great as well.

Gulab Jamun Cake with Flour Buttercream frosting

Preparation Time : 20 mins | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes: 6
Recipe Category: Curry | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Gulab Jamun Cake, Flour Buttercream Frosting, Indian Cake Gulab Jamun Cake with Flour Buttercream frosting , a delicious and spongy cake with full of Indian flavors.
For Cake 
All Purpose Flour  - 3/4 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Milk - 1/3 cup
Curd - 1/4 cup
Oil - 1/4 cup
Baking Soda - 1/4 tsp
Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
For Frosting 
All purpose flour - 2 tbsp
Milk - 1/2 cup
Butter - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Rose essence - a few drops

For the cake 
First preheat the oven @ 350 F. Next sieve the flour, baking soda and baking soda in a large bowl. If there is any lumps left out, rub it with your finger and add it in the bowl.
Next add the sugar, milk, curd and oil one by one.
Finally add the cardamom powder and mix it all together with a whisk until it became a smooth batter.
The batter should be smooth and flowy as shown below. Then butter the baking pan and lined it with parchment paper.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake it in the preheated oven for about 40 mins or until the tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Take the pan out of the oven and invert the cake on to the cooling rack and peel off the parchment paper. 
Once the cake is completely cooled, wrap it in a cling wrap and put it in the refrigerator for about 1 hr.
For the frosting.
Now let's prepare the frosting, in a sauce pan, add the flour, milk and the sugar. Whisk it all together and put it in the heat . 
Whisk it continuously till it became a roux.
Transfer the roux into a bowl and cover it with cling wrap. Make sure the cling wrap touches the roux, it helps to avoid forming skin on the top. Put it in the refrigerator until it cooled down completely.
Next take the softened butter in a bowl and whisk it till it's creamy.
Then add the prepared flour-sugar roux and rose essence and whisk it all together well until it's creamy and fluffy. Now the delicious flour butter cream is ready ! 
Take the cake from the refrigerator and cut into two. Here i'm using the floss to cut the cake. 
Add a couple of tsp of gulab jamun sugar syrup all over the cake and then add 1/4 f the buttercream on top of the cake.
Spread it evenly on the cake. Next add some sliced gulab jamun and again add 1/4 of buttercream and spread evenly.
Next place the other half of the cake on top of it and then add the remaining buttercream and cover the cake completely.
Finally decorate the cake with gulab jamun and some finely chopped nuts on the sides! Delicious Gulab Jamun cake is ready !
  • You can store this cake in the refrigerator for upto 5 days.
  • Instead of rose essence, you can also vanilla or butterscotch essence

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