Ras malai or rossomalai is a dessert originating from the Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent. The name ras malai is the Hindi cognate which comes from two words in Bengali: rosh, meaning "juice", and malai, meaning "cream". It has been described as "a rich cheesecake without a crust".
Ras malai consists of white, cream, or yellow coloured flattened balls of chhana soaked in malai (clotted cream) flavoured with cardamom. The balls are cooked in sugar syrup and milk with saffron, pistachios and kheer as stuffing. Homemade ras malai is usually made from powdered milk, all-purpose flour, baking powder and oil, which are kneaded to form a dough, moulded into balls, and dropped into simmering milk cream.
Rasmalai cake is a rasmalai flavoured cake, in which layers of the cake are soaked in ras from the rasmalai and frosted with ras infused whipped cream, decorated with some nuts like pistachios, almonds etc and with some dried rose petals (optional). You may use the nuts as per your taste and as per the availability.
Eggless Rasmalai Cake is a cake infused with the flavours of Rasmalai (an Indian Sweet). It is a fusion cake or dessert prepared with a basic western sponge cake with some exotic traditional Indian (Bengali) sweet Ras Malai.
The dessert or sweet Ras Malai itself is divine and once it is incorporated into a sponge cake this dessert becomes an ultimate treat for those who have a sweet tooth.
I tried this cake firstly on my husband's birthday occasion to give him a surprise and he loved it very much. I wanted to bake this since long and got chance on his birthday.
Actually I started baking cakes/cookies, as here we don't find any eggless cakes and my husband is vegetarian, he don't eat eggs, so I started baking as I feel birthdays and anniversaries are incomplete without a lovely cake. This time I was completely satisfied with the result.
I followed many food groups and they inspired me a lot, I love to try different things and this cake is one of the example. Although it takes a lot of time and efforts to bake this cake or any such cakes, but the efforts paid off truely and complete when you can make someone happy on his/her special day.
I also made the Rasmalai at home but you can buy them from any Indian sweet shop.
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