Ganesh Chaturthi 2022 - Let Us Bake Gulab Jamun Cake
Image Credit: Gulab jamun cake is the perfect festive dish | Instagram - @mintsrecipes

India is the land of festivals. Every other day, some part or the other of the country celebrates a festival that is a reminder of their culture, heritage and belonging. And festive food is considered to be one of the most important parts of the celebrations. No festival is complete without good food. And among food too, sweets and desserts are considered to be the symbol of joy and festivity. Afterall, every new beginning in India is celebrated with the quintessential, ‘muh meetha kar lo’! As Ganesh Chaturthi is approaching, kitchens are already bustling with preparations of festive eats. Of course, the conventional desserts to be eaten are modak and laddoo, because those are Lord Ganesha’s favourite sweets. But why not experiment a little this festive season and bake a delicious gulab jamun cake?

Well, gulab jamun and cake are two things that are unanimously loved by every person with a sweet tooth. They are our go-to desserts for all our celebrations, be it dinners, festivals or birthday parties. So, how about combining both of these most-loved sweets and making an ultimate dessert that is unique, fun and delicious? Gulab jamun cale is the perfect fusion food that defines the term best of both worlds. So, here is the recipe for a delectable gulab jamun cake that will elevate your Ganesh Chaturthi menu to a whole new level.

Gulab jamun cake | Instagram - @gargis_homemade_cake

  • 500 ml milk
  • 200 gm sugar
  • 1 cup refined oil
  • 2 cups maida
  • 2 tbsp milk powder
  • 2 tbsp sooji
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp elaichi powder
  • Saffron strands
  • Rose essence
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Dry fruits for garnishing


  • Add lemon juice to the milk at room temperature and let it sit for 15 minutes.
  • Add half the sugar, oil and rose essence and mix everything well.
  • Now, add flour, milk powder, sooji and corn flour and mix till the batter has no lumps.
  • After that, mix baking soda and powder, salt, saffron and cardamom powder to the batter.
  • Transfer it to a baking tin and bake for 50-60 minutes at 18- degrees.
  • Meanwhile, prepare sugar syrup with the rest of the sugar and saffron.
  • After taking out the cake, pour sugar syrup over it.
  • Garnish with dry fruits and your cake is ready!
  • Additionally, you can garnish the cake with whipped cream and gulab jamuns on top.

This gulab jamun cake is the perfect combination of the richness of cake and traditional flavours of gulab jamun. Try it this Ganesh Chaturthi and make the celebrations memorable.