Gulabjamun Cake – Sticky Sweet Squares

Many years ago I met this young lady in Los Angeles, California and she brought this dessert to the ‘pot luck’ at my brother’s house.  It has all the taste of a real deep fried and dipped in sugar syrup Gulab Jamun and probably the same amount of calories per bite, but it is definitely easier to make and will be the most talked about dish on the table! This has just been re-named by my bahu who makes it regularly.


  • 3 cups dry full fat milk powder (available from ethnic grocery stores)
  • 1½ cup corn or sunflower oil
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tsp crushed cardamom seeds – optional
  • ½ tsp saffron threads – optional


  1. Pre-heat oven to medium GM4/350F.
  2. Place all the ingredients in a bowl, mix well with a wooden spoon or using an electric whisk on slow speed.
  3. Transfer to an oven-proof square baking dish and place on the middle rack of the oven.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes and check if mixture has turned golden brown in colour, reduce heat to GM2/300F and cook for a further 15 minutes.GJ-Oven
  5. Remove from the oven, cool for 10mins and cut into uniform 2 inch squares.Place in a flat serving dish and serve as a dessert.


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I am Sabiha Khokhar, born in Kenya now living in London – a busy working mother, wife, published author and passionate cook. Despite having many interests in life, my greatest joy is FOOD!

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