Thursday, 13 July 2017

Ghee Cake

Homemade cakes are the best! The cakes available in the market contains essence and preservative which I personally don't like. However, local bakery made cakes are better than the packed cakes (if you buy fresh bakery made cakes). I feel the packed cakes have artificial flavours and due to the use of preservative cakes have a typical taste.

I always like to bake my own cake however sometimes I have to buy those packed cakes when time do not permit to bake a fresh cake. This time I decided to incorporate desi flavours in my cake. Instead of butter I used clarified butter or what we normally call is ghee. Last few months a vendor comes from Tumkur to sell nati (desi) anda (egg). We purchase eggs in bulk for a month! That vendor got a bottle of desi ghee too. We purchased it but use one or two teaspoon in some of our curries. So the bottle is not getting over soon as we control our portion while eating ghee. This is another reason thought of making a ghee cake. While I was baking this cake a lovely aroma was surrounding me and through out the house.

If you like naked cakes like me then you can also check out these:
Lemon Pound Cake
Milk Powder Cake
Choco Chip Loaf
Condensed Milk Cake 

Ghee Cake


All Purpose Flour - 2 cups
Ghee - 1/2 cup
Refined Oil - 1/4 cup
Eggs - 2
Powdered Sugar - 1 cup
Baking Powder - 11/4 teaspoon
Baking Soda - 1/4 teaspoon
Salt - a pinch
Milk - 1/4 cup


1. Sieve all purpose flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda altogether and keep aside.
2. Take another bowl and add ghee and refined oil together.
3. Next add powdered sugar and mix well.
4. Beat the eggs and add to the wet mixture.
5. Now slowly fold the dry mixture into the wet mixture.
6. Slowly add milk and fold the mixture.
7. Preheat the oven at 180 degree C for 10 minutes.
8. Line a mould with a butter paper and pour the mixture into it.
9. Bake it for 30 minutes or until the tooth pick comes out clean.
10. Allow it to cool and later slice it and serve it.

Tips: If the mixture becomes dry in nature you can add little more milk to make it smooth.


  1. The texture looks soft..nice Amrita

  2. Nice way of adding ghee to make the cake.. looks fluffy 😊

  3. yummy cake..looks delicious :)

  4. Home made is always the best, but with the madness of time rush, I sometimes depend on store bought cakes. These days, you do get a fair bit of home made cakes as well. This ghee cake is a splendour. Never made ghee cake before, this is so good. I can imagine its scent. Love ghee to every bit of it.

  5. I just adore the flavour of ghee infused bakes.. Just is just awesome cake and must try!!

  6. Sounds very interesting.. ghee itself add a soothing flavour in cake.. superb share dear

  7. Home made is always best, but when I need it all for myself, I prefer eating from out rather than make, due to portion control! ;) I have made ghee cakes a couple of times, I endorse the aroma that comes out while baking... I sometimes wish ghee wasn't so expensive, I would've made them over and over again instead of cakes with butter... hehe...

  8. Yummy cake...The ghee would definitely elevate the flavor.

  9. Your ghee cake look so pretty and delish. I wish I could get a HUGE slice right away.



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