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Gulab Jamun Cake Recipe

Written by on August 3, 2022

The cake has all the treasured flavours of classic Gulab Jamun without the deep frying or long soak in sugar syrup.

  • 2cup milk powder
  • ½cup all-purpose flour – plain flour or maida
    ½tsp baking soda
  • ½tsp baking powder
  • ½tsp cardamom powder
  • 1Tbsp sugar
  • 8Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¾cup whole milk
    1 ½cup sugar
  • 1cup water
  • ¼tsp cardamom powder
  • ¼tsp saffron thread
  • 1tsp lemon juice
For serving


  • 1Tbsp pistachio (sliced)
  • ¼cup chocolate gnash
Also, need
  • 9 ½ by 5 ½ loaf pan
  1. To make Gulab Jamun Cake first mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Milk powder, all-purpose flour, baking soda, sugar, and cardamom powder. Mix it well
  2. In another bowl take butter, butter should be at room temperature not melted, whip the butter until it is fluffy—about 1 minute.
  3. Now add the dry ingredients with butter and mix it well.
  4. Slowly add the milk, milk should be at room temperature, and mix it for about 2 minutes, batter consistency should be like a cake mix.
  5. Grease the loaf pan. Pour the Gulab Jamun batter into the pan.
  6. Pre-heated the oven to 300-degree Fahrenheit. Bake the cake for about 25-30 minutes,
  7. The cake should be light brown the Gulab Jamun colour, from the top and when you insert the knife into the centre of the cake should pull out clean.
  8. Keep the cake aside and now make the syrup add all the ingredients for syrup, sugar, water, lemon juice, cardamom, and saffron, in a saucepan. Bring it to a boil over medium-high heat. After syrup comes to a boil lower the heat to medium and let it simmer for 2 about minutes.
  9. Remove the pot from the heat.
  10. Before pouring the syrup over the cake, Poke holes in the cake with a fork, in several places. Pour the syrup over the cake while it is still warm in the pan. Save about 1/2 cup of syrup. It will look like a lot of syrup, but the cake will soak it all up. Let the cake rest for 10 minutes, then invert it onto a plate.
  11. You can garnish the Gulab Jamun Cake in a variety of different ways.
Recipe Notes
It also has a long shelf life and can be kept at room temperature for several days. Butter and milk should be at room temperature. The extra syrup you can use if you like to serve the cake as Gulab Jamun with the syrup.
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