Mawa or Khoa Cup Cake (Mumbai's Irani Cafe special Mewa Cup Cake)

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Mawa or Khoa Cup Cake (Mumbai's Irani Cafe special Mewa Cup Cake)


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :1 Hr 10 Min

Cook Time : 30 Min

Total Time : 1 Hr 40 Min


Serves : 4
  • 1 litre for mewa:full cream milk

  • 1 cups for mewa cup cake:all purpose flour

  • 1/2 cups butter(melted) or vegetable oil

  • 3/4 cups mewa

  • 3/4 cups castor or granualed sugar

  • 2 nos eggs(you can use 1/2cup beaten yoghurt instead of eggs)

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 pinch baking soda

  • 4 nos cardamom pods(grounded)

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 cups milk (at room temperature )

  • 10 nos cashew nuts(broken)

  • 10 nos raisins(optional)


  • To make Mewa:Heal milk in a heavy bottomed pan on high flame.
  • When the milk will start boiling,simmer the gas and keep boiling it on low flame till it reduces to ¼ the volume or the milk solids become lumpy.
  • Using spatula, scrape the milk solids from the sides and add these to the bowl. Switch off the gas and cover the bowl .
  • Let the mewa cool at room temperature,then you can refrigerate it. You can prepare the Mewa a day before of making Mewa Cup Cake.
  • To make Mewa Cup Cake:Preheat oven to 350 degree F or 180 degree C.
  • Line 12 muffin cupcake moulds with paper liners or if you do not have paper liners then just grease the cupcake moulds with little bit butter.
  • In a bowl,add all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and grounded cardamom ,mix them well.
  • Take another big bowl, add sugar, vegetable oil or butter,eggs or beaten yoghurt, milk and mawa and mix them very well until become a creamy texture.
  • Pour the batter into the flour mixture slowly, and just fold with a spatula very well until the dry and wet ingredients are well combined.
  • Fold in chopped raisins until just combined.
  • Divide the batter among the prepared cups topping with broken cashew nuts (they will be filled upto 3/4th portion of the cupcake mould,as the cakes will rise )
  • Bake the cupcakes for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.
  • Your Mewa Cup Cake is ready. Serve it with tea or coffee.