Rasmalai cake eggless rasmalai cake – aromatic essence electricity kanji

If you aren’t aware of rasmalai, let me first familiarize you with this decadent Indian dessert. Rasmalai is Indian dessert consisting of flattened, spongy cottage cheese cakes dunked in thickened, sweetened milk flavored with saffron and cardamom. Like most Indian milk-based desserts, this one is super addictive.

It is a cardamom flavored cake, the layers of which are soaked with the ‘ras’ (thickened, sweetened milk infused with cardamom and saffron) from the rasmalai, and frosted with ‘ras’ infused whipped cream, dressed up with nuts, dried rose petals, some ‘malai’ which refers to the creamy, spongy cottage cheese cakes.

I’ve used my basic vanilla cake recipe but swapped the eggs with yogurt to make this an eggless rasmalai cake. The cake is flavored with cardamom and almond extract instead. This plain cake itself smelled divine as it was baking, the kitchen was brimming with exotic flavors! Baking with cardamom is one that you should venture into if you love it’s complex, citrusy, floral characteristics. It is the most common spice used to flavor Indian desserts.

3.In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and creamy, scraping down in between, should take about 2-3 minutes. Or you can use an electric hand mixer/beater.

2.Whip the cream on low speed to incorporate the sugar, then increase the speed to medium-high and beat until it forms stiff peaks. Do not overbeat or else it will turn into butter. Another method to check if your cream is ready is by inverting bowl if the cream stays intact without showing signs of slipping from the bowl, it’s done. Refrigerate the cream in the meanwhile until you are ready to frost the cake.

1.Once the cake has completely cooled down, divide it into 3 layers or (2 layers if you desire) with the help of a long serrated knife. Also, transfer some cream to a piping bag fitted with a Wilton 1A round tip (or you can simply snip off the edge of the piping bag before you begin piping), to pipe out the layers in between. I do this so that the cream layer looks even all over. You may simply transfer the cream with the help of a spatula if that is convenient for you.

2.Put a tbsp of whipped cream on the turntable. Transfer the first layer to the turntable. Brush it with ‘ras’ (thickened sweetened milk). Squeeze out the ‘ras’ from the rasmalai and crumble it int pieces directly over the layer brushed with the ‘ras’.Pipe out the whipped cream in circular motions starting from outer circumference towards the center. Flatten and smooth the cream with an offset spatula.

8.Cut 6 small circular disc from about 2 rasmalai’s, after squeezing out all the ‘ras’. Place it the center to resemble a flower. You can get creative and make any design you wish, or simply place rasgullas all over the cake, if you wish. Sprinkle some saffron strands, and dried rose petals on the top. Refrigerate the cake for 2-3 hours before serving. Enjoy yummy rasmalai cake 🙂

Assembling the cake• Once the cake has completely cooled down, divide it into 3 layers or (2 layers if you desire) with the help of a long serrated knife. Also, transfer some cream to a piping bag fitted with a Wilton 1A round tip (or you can simply snip off the edge of the piping bag before you begin piping), to pipe out the layers in between. I do this so that the cream layer looks even all over. You may simply transfer the cream with the help of a spatula if that is convenient for you.

• Put a tbsp of whipped cream on the turntable. Transfer the first layer to the turntable. Brush it with ‘ras’ (thickened sweetened milk). Squeeze out the ‘ras’ from the rasmalai and crumble it int pieces directly over the layer brushed with the ‘ras’.Pipe out the whipped cream in circular motions starting from outer circumference towards the center. Flatten and smooth the cream with an offset spatula.

• Cut 6 small circular disc from about 2 rasmalai’s, after squeezing out all the ‘ras’. Place it the center to resemble a flower. You can get creative and make any design you wish, or simply place rasgullas all over the cake, if you wish. Sprinkle some saffron strands, and dried rose petals on the top. Refrigerate the cake for 2-3 hours before serving. Enjoy yummy rasmalai cake.