Raksha Bandhan special recipe: Gulab Jamun Vanilla Cake


Raksha Bandhan is also called Rakhi Purnima or simply Rakhi or “Rakhri”, in many parts of India. Gulab Jamun is a very traditional Indian sweet which we Indians make or buy for most of our festivals and cake is favourite of every person. So Gulab Jamun Vanilla Cake is the combination of festival and taste.


Vanilla Sponge

Refined flour – 500 gm

Refined oil – 100 gm

Baking soda – 10 gm

Baking powder – 10 gm

Milk – 100 ml

Whipping cream – 300 ml

Vanilla essence – 5 ml

Gulab Jamun

Chena – 150 gm

Khoya – 300 gm

Refined flour – 100 gm

Semolina – 50 gm

Desi ghee (for Frying) – 100 gm

Sugar syrup – 200 ml

Lemon Mint Tart


For Sponge:

Whisk oil and milk. Add flour, baking powder and baking soda. Fold in the mix. Bake the mix in a cake baking tin (8 inch dia). 180°C for 30 to 35 minutes. Allow the same to cool on a wire rack. Whip the cream.

Gulab Jamun 

Mix chena, khoya, flour and semolina. Make small balls and fry in ghee. Put warm gulab jamun in sugar syrup.


Take out gulab jamun from syrup and squeeze excess syrup. Keep aside.

Remove crust from all the sides of the sponge. Make three slices diagonally.

Take half quantity of gulab jamun and cut into quarters. Other half, cut into half.

Put one round slice of sponge on a base and apply some sugar syrup.  Apply a layer of whipped cream. Then arrange some gulab jamun quarters.

Repeat the steps with layers one on top of another.

Finish the cake with a layer of whipped cream and then arrange the ½ gulab jamuns on top.

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