Sunday 3 September 2017

Almond and Murumba Cake

An exclusive from Niloufer's Kitchen

Almond and Murumba Cake

Almond and white pumpkin Cake

This cake is wonderfully moist with the aromatic flavours of rose and cardamom. I love to add a locally produced Gin Rose that is rather unique but perfect for this cake.

Preparing recipes in a test kitchen lead me to create this recipe. It was also at the request of a friend who commercially prepares Murummba and was looking for ideas to incorporate it. 

Murumba Nu Cake ~ White Pumpkin Murumba Cake.

Prepare a loaf pan or 20cm/8x8 square pan; grease and flour.

Preheat the oven to 350F/175C

180 gm/6 oz salted butter
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 cups plain flour, sifted
¾ cup almonds, powdered or ground
2 tbsp cornflour/cornstarch
2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp Rose Gin, Gin or Rose Water
1 cup Murumba (recipe included)

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time until the mixture is whipped and lighter in colour.
Reduce the speed to slow or stir; add the dry and the wet ingredients alternating to start and end with the dry ingredients.
Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Test with a skewer for doneness. It can take up to 10 minutes more. 
Serve with a cup of good strong tea or coffee.


Mise en place is a great way to bake, (keep each ingredient in place before starting).
Mix all the dry ingredients into a bowl.
Keep the eggs and butter at room temperature before you start.
Rose petal Jam and 1/2 a tsp of ground cardamom would be a good substitute to Murumba.  
Do not over bake as the cake will dry out.

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The World of Parsi Cooking: Food Across Borders is a 3 award winning book. It has been self published in July 2019 and will be going into its second print in 2022. 

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Photo Courtesy Niloufer Mavalvala

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