Easy Jamun Cake


16 Jamuns pitted and halved

1/2 cup granulated or caster sugar

juice of half a lime

zest of half a lime

2 tsp baking powder

110 grams maida or all purpose flour

50 grams unsalted butter

50 grams brown sugar

50 grams almond flour

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp salt

1 tablespoon plain yogurt or dahi

Mint leaves for decoration


Preheat oven to 350F. Butter an 8 inch round cake pan. Dust lightly with maida or all purpose flour. Use a tea strainer and a tablespoon of maida to achieve this.

Cook half the jamuns and castor sugar with lime and zest in a saucepan on medium heat until jammy and thick.

Beat butter, vanilla and brown sugar until fluffy. Add yogurt and beat again. Add both flours and baking powder and beat until just combined.

Pour into the greased pan. Smoothen the top of the batter. Using a tablespoon make 8 depressions in the batter and spoon in the jamun compote. Top each depression with a half jamun. Press down gently so it sits in the batter.

Bang the cake pan on the counter to ensure there are no air pockets.

Bake 40 minutes until golden brown and sides of the cake pull away from the cake pan. Remove from oven. Cool 15 minutes and gently turn the cake over on a cooling rack then flip the cake again. Serve warm with whipped cream and any leftover Jamun compote. Garnish with a few mint leaves if desired.