14 Delicious Indian Cake Recipe Ideas

Mango shrikhand cheesecake.

Delicious Indian cake recipes to make for your next celebration or just as a sweet treat!

Many of these Indian cake flavors are inspired by popular Indian desserts which are Indian fusion cakes.  Other Indian cake ideas use popular flavor profiles and spices.

They will look great on your dessert table at your birthday parties, a Diwali party or other special occasions. I also have many traditional Indian dessert recipes up.

All recipes are vegetarian on my site. All are eggless cakes. Where possible, I also offer alternative vegan options.

I hope this post gives you some new inspiration to create in the kitchen. Whether you are a pro or a beginner, there is something here for everyone.

indian carrot cake slice on blue plates with carrot halwa on side

Indian Cake Ideas

Rasmalai Cake

This cake is dreamy and will make your festive season special!  Rasmalai is layered between two thin cakes and brushed with ras malai milk.  It can be made as a one-layer cake if you want an easier version.  It is a simple cake to make. A slice of cake will keep you coming back for more!

Ras Malai Cake slice on a fluted white plate

Best Rasmalai Cake (Eggless)

An easy, delicious moist, milk soaked cardamom cake with layers of rasmalai topping and rose cardamom whipped cream. It actually has rasmalai in it! This cake can be made either completely homemade or semi-homemade.
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Chikoo Cheesecake

This is a yummy no-bake cheesecake.  Chikoo coconut cake is unique, I bet you haven’t tried it yet!

Chikoo cheesecake toasted coconut cardamom Parle g indian fusion

Chikoo Cheesecake – Toasted Coconut Cardamom Parle G C

Easy, no bake chikoo cheesecake. Chikoo has delicious notes of caramel. Paired with a toasted coconut and cardamom crust.
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Gulab Jamun Cupcakes

The cardamom-infused cake is lightly soaked with chaasni or saffron sugar syrup and topped with a delicious rose whipped cream.

Gulab jamun cupcake with rose whipped cream frosting.

Eggless Easy Stuffed Gulab Jamun Cupcake

Fluffy eggless gulab jamun cupcakes are topped with a light rose whipped cream and stuffed with gulab jamun on the inside!
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Coconut Jalebi Cupcakes

These speak for themselves! A fun way to use jalebis.

coconut jalebi cupcakes

Coconut Jalebi Cupcakes

Indian fusion coconut jalebi cake or cupcakes! Easy coconut cupcakes with a saffron pudding filling and topped with toasted coconut flakes and topped with a jalebi
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Kesar Pista Milk Cake

Kesar Pista Tres Leches Cake! I combined the inspiration of Kesar Pista flavor with tres leches cake.  The saffron milk cake entails making an eggless pistachio cake using ground-roasted pistachios.  Then, make a saffron milk mixture using three types of milk: condensed milk, whole milk, and heavy cream. Poke holes in the cake and soak it in the milk mixture.

This Indian milk cake recipe will be a hit at tea time or a party!

saffron milk cake indian

Kesar Pista Milk Cake – Indian Milk Cake – Saffron Milk Cake

Pistachio cake soaked in saffron infused milk. Made with ground, roasted pistachios. Eggless recipe.
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Gajar Ka Halwa Cake

This is an Indian version of carrot cake inspired by Gajar ka Halwa, a carrot-based sweet with cardamom and dry fruits. This baked cake is paired with a bright cream cheese frosting.

indian carrot cake gajar ka halwa cake with frosting

Gajar Ka Halwa Cake – Indian Carrot Cake

Indian carrot cake inspired by gajar ka halwa which is carrot halwa. Cake is loaded with cardamom, carrots, nuts and raisins. Topped with easy to make whipped cardamom cream cheese frosting.
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Gulab Jamun Cheesecake

If you are looking for a decadent cake with simple ingredients, this is it! The cream cheese cake batter is layered with gulab jamuns baked inside!  The batter is flavored with saffron with a splash of lemon juice to brighten up the cheesecake.  Cardamom powder is added to the crust. It is a hit at parties!

Gulab Jamun Cheesecake decorated with pistachios, rose buds, whipped cream and gulab jamun slices.

Best Eggless Gulab Jamun Cheesecake

Rich, creamy eggless gulab jamun cheesecake that is easy to make! This is an Indian fusion dessert inspired by the popular sweet, gulab jamuns. Perfect for special occasions or festive seasons like Diwali.
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Diya Cake Pops

Diwali Diya Cake Pops with sprinkles and piping bags to the corner.

Diya Cake Pop

A fun, easy semi-homemade Diwali treat to make Diya Cake Pops! This can easily be made with your favorite cake recipe or even box mix!
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Gulab Jamun Cake

A delicious cake made with milk powder which gives it a great gulab jamun taste. It is an easy recipe that can be made in two ways.  For an easy recipe, bake a cake and brush it with saffron syrup in the cake pan, and serve. It will taste like a baked gulab jamun!  Or you can top it off with some rose whipped cream and a sprinkle of rose petals.

Gulab Jamun cake decorated with pistaschios, roses and gulab jamuns.

Yummy Eggless Gulab Jamun Cake

Gulab jamun cake, always a party hit, is an easy, delicious,moist, saffron simple syrup-soaked cardamom cake with gulab jamun baked inside!The cake is layered with a light rose whipped cream or can be made without it.Read on to learn more about this yummy moist cake!
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Kesar Pista Cupcake

Perfect for tea time! Indian flavors of kesar pista (saffron pistachio) inspired this cupcake. Popularly used for Kesar Pista Ice Cream or Kesar Pista Kulfi.

kesar pista cupcake indian fusion dessert

Kesar Pista Cupcakes (Saffron Pistachio)

Pistachio cupcakes with a cream cheese saffron topping! Easy to make cupcakes use ground pistachios for a delicious flavor.
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Pistachio and Rose Cupcakes

Easy Pistachio Cupcakes Eggless

Easy Pistachio Cupcakes (Eggless, Vegan substitutions)

Easy, made from scratch pistachio cupcakes with ground pistachios and without eggs
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Mango Shrikhand Cheesecake

eggless mango shrikhand cheesecake with pistaschio garnish

No Bake Mango Cheesecake – Mango Shrikhand Cheesecake with Pistachio Crust

Creamy, mousse-y, melt in your mouth no bake mango cheesecake inspired by the popular Indian dessert, mango shrikhand! This is a fusion dessert with cardamom, saffron and pistachios to win over your guests. Eggless and gelatin free.
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Garam Masala Apple Pie Cupcakes

Garam Masala Apple Pie Cupcakes

Apple pie cupcakes with a cookie crust! When you cannot decide between apple pie and cupcakes you make this fun mash-up!
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