Thursday, January 4, 2018

Gulab Jamun Cake......Let's celebrate New Year with some Fusion Food

Hello All, finally I'm back after an ultra long break and managed to get some time and jot down a recipe which is very close to my heart. I'm very fond of fusion dishes and I always find myself experimental with this type of cuisine. Fusion Cuisine doesn't fall under any particular cuisine style and has played a part in innovations of many contemporary restaurant cuisines since 1970's. 

It's really very innovative and at the same time challenging to fuse elements of different culinary traditions into one style of cooking. I usually try to experiment with some traditional dishes and give it a new look and feel. 

This time I tried to experiment with a basic Vanilla cake and Gulab Jamuns. When it comes to cakes you can have zillion of creative ideas. I did it with Gulab Jamuns this time. Yes, a Gulab Jamun sounds so Royal, isn't it?

You can make this scrumptious cake with store bought cake and gulab jamuns but I like to do everything from scratch so I made a basic Vanilla cake, mini gulab jamuns, buttercream frosting and finally assembled them.

So, let's get started:


For Making Gulab Jamuns:

1. Cottage Cheese (Chena) : 200 grams
2. Khoa (Solidified Milk) : 100 grams
3. Flour : 2 tbsp
4. Sugar : 1 tbsp
5. Baking Powder : 1/4 tsp
6. Cardamoms(crushed) : 4-5
7. Ghee : 1 tbsp
8. Oil : For frying

For Making Sugar Syrup:

1. Sugar : 5 cups
2. Water : 2 cups
3. Cardamoms(crushed) : 4-5

For the sponge cake:

1. All purpose flour: 1 cup
2. Unsalted butter: 1 cup 
3. Sugar: 1 cup
4. Baking Powder: 1 tbsp
5. Vanilla Extract: 1 tbsp
6. Milk: 1/4 cup
7. Salt: 1 tsp
8. Eggs: 4

For Buttercream Icing:

1. Vegetable shortening: 1/2 cup
2. Butter: 1/2 cup
3. Powdered Sugar: 4 cups
4. Vanilla Extract: 1 tbsp
5. Milk: 2 tbsp


1. For making a basic vanilla sponge cake and buttercream frosting pls click here

2. For making gulab jamuns pls click here. When the gulab jamuns are completely cooled take them out of the sugar syrup and cut them into halves.

3.  Now comes the assembling part;  when the cake is completely cooled cut it into two halves. Add a generous layer of whipped cream and place the gulab jamun halves over the whipped cream. 

4. Carefully place the other half of the cake and let it sit for 30 mins. 

5. Once done do icing as per your choice and place few more pieces of gulab jamuns to give the cake a nice look. Garnish with some chopped almonds and enjoy your Gulab Jamun Cake.


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