Eggless Ginger Gur Cake

With preparations for Ganesh Chaturthi in full swing, how about exploring something new to celebrate! The kids will especially love it! 🙂
Using the same ingredients that we would normally use in making traditional sweets…anaaj, gur, ghee….let’s make a delicious indulgent eggless cake that is sure to wow one and all!
Presenting Eggless Ginger Gur Cake!
image Soft, crumbly, moist, decadent….describes this wonderfully earthy cake that uses ingredients somewhat unconventional to baking!
Inspiration: Rashmi Pawe
Take 1 cup Jaggery/Gur and crumble it
Also take 3/4 cup ghee/butter
And 1 cup buttermilk/yoghurt
Also take 1 cup atta + 1 cup maida and sieve it with 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp baking powder and 3 tsp ginger pwdr.
Melt gur with 1/4 cup water on medium low.
Cook till it becomes foamy. Add ghee to the mix.
Now add the flour mix to the hot syrupy gur, a tbsp at a time, alternating with the buttermilk/yoghurt till all the ingredients are mixed together to form a smooth batter. At this stage the batter will be slightly sticky and stiff. Add 1/4 cup water to loosen it.
Pour into prepared cake tin. Shake tin to distribute batter evenly and remove air bubbles. Sprinkle with any topping you like…candied ginger, sugar crystals, nuts or if you are feeling a little adventurous…even a light sprinkle of sea salt!
Bake in a 350F oven for 45 minutes. Insert knife…to check that it come outs clean. Cool on a wire rack.
Transfer to serving platter, ready to eat…Mmmmm..enjoy the devine taste and delicious aroma! 🙂


  1. What size cake pan did you use?

  2. Very inteteresting recipe Ruchi ,i’m excited to try this out …??

  3. Hi how hot shd be gur syrup as v hot may create lumps..

  4. Once the syrup turns foamy, do you further cook or do u mean to add rest ingredients over the counter

  5. Ginger powder is sonth powder? If not can I add fresh ginger- how much?
    I can blend curd with wAter to get buttermilk ,but what should be its consistency? I have ready store bought thick curd.

    • Make the curd into a thick flowing consistency.

      Ginger powder is Sonth powder. You can use fresh ginger – adjust the quantity by tasting the batter.

  6. Can olive oil be used in place of butter/ghee?

  7. Can we add atta & maida mixture in hot gur suyrp?? What is the topping on your cake??

  8. Turned out simply delicious. Thanks for the recipe. Will be making it often.

  9. Tried it n it came out suppr yumm!! Thanks for sharing!!