Cherry Malai Cake. By Chandni Baid


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Cherry Malai Cake.

Homemade Malai cake with caramelized cherries.
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4-5 people

Cooking Time

90 to 100 minutes

Meal Type


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  • 1cup Cherries
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1cup Maida
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup homemade Malai
  • 1/2 cup milk powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 small lemon or 1/2 big lemon juice
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1+1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream


  1. 1

    Take cherries and deseed them . Toss them with 2 tablespoon sugar and 1 teaspoon salt and bake them for 20 mins @170°c take them out and put them on a sieve to take all the juice out of Cherries naturally without putting any pressure . Then keep the juice and cherries in different bowls for later use.
  2. 2

    Grease a desired cake tin with ghee and line it with butter paper or parchment paper .. In a bowl add Maida , Powder sugar , milk powder , baking soda, baking powder, salt, Malai ,vanilla essence , lemon juice and water and mix well .
  3. 3

    Pour the cake batter in the greased cake tin and bake it for about 40-45 minutes at 170°c-180°c . Check it with a toothpick if it comes out clean that means your cake is ready .
  4. 4

    Mean while your cake is baking take 1/2 whipping cream and Whip it will stiff peaks. Then add 1 teaspoon of the cherry juice we kept aside.
  5. 5

    After cake is baked let cool down for 10-15 mins and then for 10 mins put it in the freezer for it to cool down nicely so that clean layers can be cutted . After it is cooled down completely Cut three equal layers carefully .
  6. 6

    Put one layer on a turn table or a plate then soak the layer with the cheery juice we kept aside earlier then put the whipped cream on it and some of our caramelized cherries we kept aside repeat this for all layers .
  7. 7

    Then on top layer first soak it with cherry juice then put whipped cream and coat the entire cake with it. the top as well as the sides of the cake . No problem if its not smooth on all the sides just make sure your entire cake is nicely coated with whipped cream.
  8. 8

    Top the cake with some caramelized cherries and a fresh cherry on top with some chocochips sprinkled on top .
  9. 9

    This is the most important step . After cake is decorated cut a big slice out of that cake for yourself , click some instagram pictures of that .Sit back and enjoy your slice because you are worth it for doing the hardwork of making that beauty.

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