Few things can compare to gulab jamun. They are soft and sweet, taste divine and smell like cardamom and rose. However, making them well requires some serious skills and techniques.
So here we are with a recipe for the cake version of the delectable dessert. We think of it as one large gulab jamun; the same scrumptious taste minus all that fuss.
Milk powder is a key ingredient of gulab jamun and it’s the same for this cake version too. Milk powder actually adds a layer of extra richness and sweetness to the cake. Plus the extra sugar in the milk powder caramelizes while baking giving the cake a deep golden colour.
In our recipe we’ve used Nestle Nido Instant Full Cream Milk Powder, which we got from one of our partners MHA.
Nido is trusted by mothers because it provides their kids with growth supporting nutrients and loved by kids probably because it tastes great. We love Nestle Nido Instant Full Cream Milk Powder because it made our cake so tender and so luscious.
Our gulab jamun cake tastes superb on its own. However, for those of you who like things extra sweet and extra pretty, we’ve included a recipe for a simple cardamom glaze you can put on top of it.
For the cake
For the syrup
For the glaze