Ramalai Cake | Rasamalai Cake

Happy New Year !!!

Rasmalai Cake is a flavorful cake with refreshing cool whipped cream icing. This is one of the best Indian flavored cake i have ever made. This cake has all the flavors of Rasmalai incorporated in every bite. 

The main flavors of the cake are saffron, kewra water and cardamom. These 3 flavors are the key for this cake. I made this cake for this new year.

Ingredients :

For Rasmalai: 
Milk - 2 cups
Condensed milk - 1 can 
Saffron - 1 pinch 
Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp 
Yellow food coloring 
Store bought Rasgullas - 1 can 
Kewra water - 1/2 tsp 

For Stabilized Whipped cream : 

Cream cheese - 1/4 cup 
Heavy whipping cream - 1 cup 
Icing sugar - 1/2 cup 
Yellow food coloring 
Kewra water - 1/2 tsp 

For Fresh Whipped cream icing: 

Heavy whipping cream - 1 cup 
Icing sugar - 1/2 cup 
Yellow food coloring 
Kewra water - 1/2 tsp

Procedure : 

Step 1 : Prepare Rasmalai with store bought / Ready made Rasmalai

1. Add 2 cups of milk, condensed milk in a sauce pan and mix well.

2. Crush a big pinch of saffron and add 1/2 tsp of cardamom powder and few drops of yellow food coloring mix well.

3. Boil it for just 1 min and add some chopped nuts and cool completely

4. Strain the rasgulla and squeeze the syrup from Rasgulla and add it to a bowl of water and again  squeeze the water  from Rasgullas

5. Once the milk is cooled add 1/2 tsp of kewra water and add the squeezed rasgullas and mix gently. Keep it cold.

Step 2 : Prepare stabilized whipped cream (this is for icing and decorating the cake)

1. Beat 1/4 cup room temperature cream cheese until smooth

2. Add 1 cup of  cold whipping cream and start whipping in low speed

3. Add 1/2 cup of icing sugar in batches and whip well

4. Add few drops of yellow food coloring and 1/2 tsp kewra water and mix well

Step 3 : Prepare whipped cream for filling

Prepare whipped cream filling by following the same steps from stabilized icing and avoiding the cream cheese alone.

Step 4: Bake a sponge cake

Bake a basic sponge cake in 6" round pan and trim the edges and slice it into layers.

Step 5: Assemble and ice the cake

1. Place a layer of cake on the cake board and drizzle some rasmalai milk on the cake and allow it to soak. 

2. Spread a layer of whipped cream filling and add some chopped Rasmalai pieces. And top it with next layer of cake

3. Drizzle the rasmalai milk and allow it to soak. Cover the top and sides of the cake with whipped cream filling and next ice the whole cake with stabilized whipped cream

4.  Make some rosettes designs

5. Now decorate the cake with rasgullas, nuts, rose buds and saffron 

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