Gulab Jamun Cake (Eggless)

by Hameesha
12 servings
50 min

Gulab Jamun Cake (Eggless)

Gulab jamun cake is a gorgeous fusion cake that is moist ,delectable cake. It reminds you of gulab jamun at every bite. This cake is eggless,moist, crumbly. Slightly sweetened than traditional sugar soaked jamuns this will be your next favourite recipe to try.

This cake uses instant gulab jamun mixture , milk , perfectly flavoured with cardamom and saffron.

This cake is a very delicous fusion recipe you need to try for your next special occasion. Serve with Indian Chai at teatime or pair with a scoop of icecream to serve as a dessert.


If you have ever been to an Indian restaturant anywhere you might have sighted them already. Gulab Jamun are fried balls that are brown in color, very soft inside and soaked in cardamom,safforn scented sugar syrup.

While there are lot of fusion cakes at every bakery, this cake will completely stand out from the rest and win hearts. And here is why?

Most of the fusion cakes made uses or adds pieces of gulab jamun to assemble the cakes layers. You need to make a cake as well gulab jamun seperately. But this recipe we bake a cake with a mixture of cake and gulab jamun mixture. So no more the frying and soaking process.

Just bake it as you would for any cake. VIOLA you have a fusion cake ready in less than an hour. Isn’t it awesome? Atleast i think it is.

This cake is slightly sweet. Add sugar syrup on top to make it more sweeter.

Gulab Jamun : Obiviously this the main and must have ingredients to make this cake. I used Instant MTR Gulab Jamun mix.

All Purpose flour : Regular all purpose flour used for any other cake.

Sugar : Can use regular granulated white or any sugar as you use regularly.

Milk : This the main liquid in this recipe, use any fat as per preference. I used whole milk.

Oil : Use cokking oil as vegatable, canola or olive as per your preference.

Saffron : Saffron adds nice aroma and taste to the recipe, skip if you do not like. replace with a tsp of rose water if desired.

Cardamom : This adds the nice aromatic flavor to the cake that reminds you of traditional gulab jamun.

Chopped nuts : Used for garnish adds nice texture to the final cake. Garnish with nuts totally optional.

Lemon : Few drops of lemon to the sugar syrup stops crystalizing to sugar.

  1. Gather your ingredients listed in the recipe card below and bake the cake as yo would any regular cake.
  2. While the cake is baking prepare a sugar syrup and pour it on the cake as glaze.
Gulab Jamun Cake (Eggless)
Recipe details
  • 12  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 40 Minutes Total time: 50 min
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Dry Ingredients
  • 1 cup Instant Gulab Jamun Powder
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 5-6 strands Safforn optional
Wet Ingredients
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract/Rose Water As per choice / optional
  • 2- 4 tbsp Sugar as per sweeteness
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 Cardamom crushed
  • 4-5 strands Safforn
  • 3 tbsp chopped nuts (almonds,pistachios,cashews, raisins) skip if do not like

Mix all wet Ingredients from the above list till sugar is completely dissolved.
Preheat Oven to 350°F/180°C.
Seive all dry ingredients one or two times, this will ensure a fluffy cake.
Add dry Ingredients in small batches and mix till combined using circular motions with a spoon or whisk. Do not over mix, mix till everything is combined.
Pour in a greased bundt pan/loaf pan or any desired cake pan. Tap a few times for dough to settle.
Bake for 30 - 35 minutes, keep an eye from the 30 minute mark till toothpick comes out clean at center.
When done remove cake from the oven letcool in the pan for 10 minutes.
Gently scape the edges with a knife and remove cake from the pan and let cool on a drying rack.
To make Syrup
In a pan add sugar, water, lemon juice and bring to a boil.
Add Cardamom, Safforn and boil for few minutes till becomes slightly thick syrup and remove from flame.
Garnish the cake with nuts and pour warm sugar syrup on cake.
Serve with hot tea at tea time or with icecream if serving as a dessert.
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  • Mary Mary on Nov 15, 2023

    Can I substitute whole milk powder instead of Gulab Jamun mix?