Bottle Gourd Cake

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Bottle Gourd Cake


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :20 Min

Cook Time : 30 Min

Total Time : 50 Min


Serves : 8
  • Bottle Gourd Puree– 1 cup

  • Flour or Maida – 1 cup + 1 tbsp for dusting a tin

  • Baking Powder– 1/2 tsp

  • Baking Soda – 1 tsp

  • Unsweetened Cocoa powder – 3 tbsp.

  • Salt – 1 small pinch

  • Sugar – 3/4th cup.

  • Thick Curd – 1/4th cup

  • Vanilla essence – 1tsp.

  • Milk – 2tbsp

  • Filtered Coffee – 1tsp

  • Oil – ½ cup + 1tsp for greasing pan

  • For Frosting - Dark Chocolate 50-75 Grams – Chopped

  • Warm Milk – 2 tbsp.

  • Filtered coffee – 1tsp

  • For Garnishing- 2 tbsp Grated White chocolate, Grated bottle gourd.


  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Wash Bottle Gourd, peel, cut into cubes and blend into a fine puree. Pour the puree through a sieve.
  • Mix all wet ingredients Oil, Curd, Vanilla essence, bottle gourd puree in a bowl. Add sugar. Whisk well till sugar dissolves and mixtures becomes fluffy.
  • Take slightly warm milk into the small cup. Add filtered coffee. Mix well. Add into the wet mixture.
  • Sift maida, baking powder, baking soda, salt, unsweetened cocoa powder together twice or thrice for any impurities. Keep aside.
  • Mix dry ingredients slowly into wet mixture. Fold gently.
  • Grease baking pan with oil. Dust it with flour and spread evenly.
  • Pour the mixture in a greased pan. Smooth out and lightly tap the pan so that batter is spread evenly and there are no air bubbles.
  • Bake a cake for 25-30 minutes. Insert a toothpick, it should come out clean. Let the pan sit on a counter for 5 minutes.
  • Flip the cake and let it cool on wire rack.
  • For Chocolate Frosting – Chop Dark chocolate. Add milk, filtered coffee powder and melt it in a double boiler or microwave for 1 minute. If using microwave keep checking after every 10 seconds.
  • Keep stirring after each cooking interval. Do this till chocolate melts completely and incorporates well with milk.
  • Frosting – Transfer a cake into a plate. Coat it with the prepared chocolate milk frosting until it covers completely from all the side. Once finished, transfer a cake into the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Once the frosting is set, remove and decorate a cake with grated white chocolate. Serve.