Ghee Cake



This month, I am a part of the team that is going to do the Bake-a-Thon this month. You will see a baking recipe appearing on the participating blogs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, throughout the month of December. Since the month has started on a Friday, the first is up for today! For the first time since starting the blog, I will have a post up every Friday this month! πŸ˜€


The only reason why I took up the challenge is because I had enough to support off from my drafts. I know that nobody wants to believe me when I say that I am hardly cooking and clicking, ever since I have come back from vacation – that’s three months now! I have been concentrating on eating clean, staying away from all the “nasty foods”, and trying to tone myself up. It has been a bumpy journey so far but Alhamdulillah, it has been good. But it doesn’t mean I have stopped making treats. I do, whenever I feel like. I have a little and that’s it. I make it in small portions so that I don’t binge eat. I try ways to keep it limited… πŸ™‚




Coming back to the Bake-a-Thon, the first recipe I chose to share was this ghee cake. Ghee cake is nothing but butter cake where the butter is replaced with ghee! My first experience with ghee cake was at Famous Bakery back home. B used to love it so much that each time he travels or somebody is coming from home, one box of this cake would be the parcel. He would finish of majority of it. The cake was rich in ghee taste and was literally melt in mouth. But due to the perishable nature of the cake, they would quickly go out of stock. Later, we did find it in other bakeries but it was not as high on ghee flavor as the one at Famous.


I have always wanted to bake it at home, but never got to it, since I dreaded finishing off my ghee supplies! πŸ˜€ I referred to a lot of recipes but finally decided on this one since it had a decent amount of ghee in it. I ended up baking this cake three times the same week – two times for giving it off to family friends and one time for ourselves. It was truly amazing – whether the aroma of the cake or the flavor of the ghee as you sink your teeth in to a slice.


Only two pointers while making this recipe – one is to use good quality of ghee. I have tried with Amul and Milma and I preferred the latter, since it has a more prominent ghee smell and taste. I guess it is more of the preference of taste – I prefer the stronger South Indian brands from the milder North Indian ones. πŸ™‚ The second one is not to overbake the cake. This one that I clicked was left in the oven an extra 5 minutes. Not that it was bad, but it does lose its melt-in-mouth texture. So do start checking the cake at 45 minutes itself and if it is clean, then leave it no further in the oven! So off to a “gheeish” start to the Bake-a-Thon… πŸ™‚





4.50 from 6 votes

Ghee Cake

Course Cakes
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 8 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Rafeeda


  • 120 gm ghee
  • 100 gm cream
  • 150 gm sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 200 gm all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt


  • Preheat the oven to 160 degrees. Grease a loaf pan and set aside.
  • Combine the ghee, cream and sugar in a bowl and beat till soft and fluffy.
  • Add one egg at a time and beat till combined.
  • Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt and fold in till the batter is moist.
  • Pour into prepared pan and bake for 45 to 55 minutes till skewer comes out clean when tested.
  • Cool in pan for five minutes, flip onto a cooling rack and cool completely.


I haven't added any flavoring so that the ghee taste stays prominent. You may add a dash of cardamom.


This is part of the Bake-a-thon 2017



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  1. 5 stars
    Brilliant and fool proof recipe. I will plan up my grocery based on this.. Ghee for sure

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Seema…

  2. 3 stars
    that looks great, RAfeeda ! welcome to the Bakeathon .. I guess I can sub the eggs with yoghurt here…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Kalyani… yes, I guess yogurt should work…

  3. A simple yet great cake recipe. Love its tender soft crumb.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Angie…

  4. Ah ! Talk of clean eats … I am doing the opposite :(( , and I am loving this ghee Cake , it looks moist and has a fantastic texture .

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      It may sound tough but no difficult… πŸ™‚ Thank you so much Vaishali…

  5. Ghee cake sounds very interesting and looks soft and very tempting. Lovely start to the Bake-a-thon!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sowmya…

  6. Wow, ghee cake, the name itself tempts me a lot, can guess the aroma of this cake. Look at that texture of the cake, totally irresistible.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Priyaakka…

  7. Sapana Behl says:

    5 stars
    The name is quite intriguing and makes it a must try. I prefer making ghee at home and would love to try this cake soon.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sapana…

  8. Ghee cake sounds fantastic Rafeeda, the crumbs are so inviting!..Good to have you join us for Bakeathon and I am so J of your drafts!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Haha… I am not surprised you are J… Thank you so much Valli…

  9. 4 stars
    The cake and the description are both totally yum! I love adding ghee to my cookies and bakes whereever possible. Thank you for stopping by at the blog and good luck with the Bake – a – thon. Cheers. Love, VN

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much for coming by Vidya…

  10. Not fair Rafeeda, you are controlling diet yourself and presenting is with this drool worthy ghee cake. Now please tell us the ways to resist the temptation of making it and moreso, eating it 😊😊

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hehe… I still eat a slice of cake whenever I bake… I do find it hard to resist… just make sure you finish distributing the cake as soon as possible! πŸ˜‰ Thanks a lot Ritu…

  11. Yummy melt in mouth cake…I can feel the aroma πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Ruxana… πŸ™‚

  12. That is one rich and tasty cake!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Beulah…

  13. Is it fresh cream?

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I have used normal packet cream, you can use fresh cream as well…

  14. Don’t we all try to eat healthy?! but with recipes like these we get tempted.. lovely cake Rafee.. and lovely click.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Pankti…

  15. 5 stars
    Welcome to bakeathon Rafeeda! This cake sounds absolutely delicious! Yes, love ghee flavor!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much PJ…

  16. I was just wondering how do you control your temptation to have so many delicious stuff when on a diet :).. BTW that cake adipoli anne keto… vaayil kappal odunnu

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Haha… it’s because I made this before the diet! πŸ˜‰ Thank you so much Anupa…

  17. 5 stars
    That looks soooo good. I bet my daughter gonna love this cake. Can’t wait to give it a try with her soon. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Diane…

  18. Cake looks so moist and with the awesome ghee taste must be great

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Mir…

  19. Your ghee cake looks so moist, soft and delicious Rafeeda. Great bake to start the Bake-a-thon.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Pavani…

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