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Gulab Jamun Cake with Ricotta Cheese

A cake that has the flavors and texture of gulab jamun without deep frying
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 3 mins
Total Time1 hr 23 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: baked, bundt cake, cake, sweets
Servings: 12
Calories: 276kcal
Author: Puja Thomas-Patel

Ingredients

  • 4 small eggs or 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup ghee or butter
  • 1 tsp rose water or vanilla
  • 1 ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cardamom
  • Pinch saffron

Syrup

  • 1.5 cup water
  • 1.5 cup sugar
  • ½ tsp cardamom
  • Saffron
  • Rose petals (fresh or dried) optional

Instructions

  • Beat eggs and sugar for 2-3 minutes until pale and fluffy
  • Whisk in the ricotta cheese. Beat for 1 minute.
  • Add the ghee and rose water. Whisk and add vanilla.
  • Add flour, baking powder, salt, cardamom, saffron. Fold in with spatula.
  • Pour into 7” removable bottom, 8” springform pan, or bundt cake pan.
  • Bake at 375°F for 60-65 minutes, or 45 minutes for a bundt cake.

For the Syrup

  • Add water, sugar, cardamom, saffron and roses to a pot. Heat to a simmer, then remove from heat.

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Nutrition

Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 81IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg