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Rasmalai Mango trifle with Mawa

A  delicious and refreshing layered trifle pudding with layers of eggless sponge cake soaked in saffron infused coconut milk, sweetened khoya/ mawa, mangoes and sweet thick cream. This would be the perfect dessert for the festive season.


To make Saffron Milk:

  • 170 Grams coconut milk
  • 50 Grams sweetened condensed milk
  • A pinch saffron

To make the cake:

  • 135 Grams plain flour
  • 100 Grams sugar
  • 45 Grams oil
  • 175 Grams buttermilk
  • 1/2 Tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 Tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 Tsp vinegar

To make mawa mixture:

  • 200 Grams mawa/khoya
  • 1 Tsp ghee
  • sliced almonds
  • 1/4 Cup (or more) sweetened condensed milk or sugar

For cream:

  • 375 Ml thick cream
  • 1/2 Cup honey (add more or less as per your liking)
  • mangoes diced


To make saffron milk:

  • Mix all the ingredients and warm it slightly and let it cool for an hour for the saffron to infuse into the milk. Add more saffron if you like a bright yellow color milk.

To make the cake:

  • Add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix by cut and fold method.
  • Grease an 8 inch square pan well and pour the batter into it.
  • Bake in a 180 C preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

To make mawa mixutre:

  • In a pan, heat ghee.
  • Add mawa and mix well. Add almonds and condensed milk.
  • Mix well and cook for 5 miutes until everything comes together.

To make the cream mix:

  • Mix all the ingredients well.

To assemble:

  • If you are assembling in the baking tray itself, slice the cake from middle and do layering.
  • If you are making individual servings in a stem glass, cut the cake into rounds.
  • Place cake at the bottom. Soak it with saffron milk.
  • Add mawa mixture. Add mangoes. Pour cream.
  • Add another layer of cake. Soak with milk generously.
  • Add mawa mix. Pour cream. Then mangoes. Garnish with more mawa and pistachios.
  • Refrigerate for 4-5 hours.


To make homemade khoya/mawa with milk powder within minutes, follow this recipe by Food Fusion