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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Mango Rava Cake Recipe-Eggless Mango Semolina Cake in Pressure Cooker

This mango rava cake is made with semolina (rava/sooji) and mango pulp. It is easy to make, moist and very delicious with the flavor of mangoes.When I saw this easy cake in bellyrulesthemind, I could not wait to make this cake. So easy and so tasty, you need just one bowl to make this cake. For a change, I choose the pressure cooker to bake this cake as it will be useful to many who do not have an oven at home. Today we will learn how to make mango sooji cake at home following this easy recipe.

Mango Rava Cake

Eggless Mango Sooji Cake

Mango Rava Cake

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 30 mins 
 Serves: 6-7
 Recipe CategoryCakes-Mango
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Fine Semolina/Fine rava -1 cup
   Mango Pulp - 1 cup (thick)
   White Sugar - 3/4 - 1 cup
   Oil - 1/4 cup any flavorless oil
   Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
   Baking powder - 3/4 tsp
   Chopped nuts - 1/3 cup (optional)


Keep all the ingredients ready. Make sure to use fine rava. As I could not get fine rava in my place, I ground the upma rava to a fine texture (not powder) and used it to make this cake.

Powder sugar and keep it ready. If you prefer it too sweet, you may add 1 cup of sugar. It also depends on the sweetness of the mangoes. 

Sliver almonds and pistachio and keep it ready.

Grease and flour the baking tin as you usually do when baking cakes or line the pan with parchment paper.

I used 2 medium sized alphonso mangoes to get 1 cup of mango pulp. Do not add water while pureeing the mangoes as the mango pulp should be thick and not watery. It is preferable to use alphonso mangoes as it gives a nice color and taste to the cake.

Eggless Mango Semolina Cake


In a bowl, mix fine rava, powdered sugar, cardamom powder and baking powder well.

mango sooji cake

Add oil to the above and mix well.

mixing rava mixture with oil

Add mango pulp and mix well.

how to prepare mango sooji cake

Let it sit for 15 minutes.

mango sooji cake recipe

After 15 minutes

Pour it in a greased tray and garnish with thinly sliced almonds and pistachio.

how to make mango cake at home

Take a pressure cooker (preferable an old cooker), place the perforated plate/or any stand at the bottom of the pressure cooker. I placed 2 perforated plates at the bottom to give height.

Heat the cooker on high flame for 5 minutes.

Then reduce the heat to low and place the baking tray inside the cooker 
on the stand/perforated plate carefully with a tong (as the cooker will be very hot).

mango sooji cake in cooker

Close the cooker. Do not use gasket or weight. Keep it on low heat and let the cake bake. It will take 30-35 minutes for the cake to bake but keep an eye after 20 minutes. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

Allow the cake to cool completely. Then cut and enjoy any time of the day!!

mango rava cake in cooker

To Bake the cake in an oven

Preheat the oven at 180 degree C. Then bake at 180 degree C for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

Check out my Vanilla cake in Pressure cooker.

If you like savory cake, then check out my Savory Rava Cake.

My collection of Mango Recipes.

Note - Use old pressure cooker for baking cakes as the cooker will get spoiled. You can layer sand and then place the stand as I have done in my vanilla cake in pressure cooker.

I would love to hear from you, please feel free to share your feedback with photos to padhusblog@gmail.com

Thank you for visiting Padhuskitchen.com.


  1. Such a breezy recipe.. a cake version of our kesari I guess.. looks tempting..

    1. You are right. It was more like mango kesari without ghee.

  2. Really delicious cake padhu. It looks so good.

  3. Good recipe.the pre heat time for oven is not given please let me know

  4. Can you please suggest a flavorless oil please?

  5. Can we use mango pulp that comes in a tin?

  6. Padmavathi - Preheat for 10 minutes in oven

    Vaishnavi - Water is not required. That is the reason, I have suggested to use old cooker.

    Sumana - You can use saffola or sunflower oil .

    Geetha - You can also use canned mango pulp.

  7. Can we use microwave, instead of oven? If so, please suggest microwave based method.

    1. Yes, you can bake in microwave. I am not sure of the method.

    2. I baked this cake in microwave at 180 Deg C in convection mode...it came out exceptionally well...tastes good with Alphonsa...thank for a superb recipe..can we try with honey instead of sugar to make it a healthier version?

  8. The Cake looks absolutely gorgeous !!
    Thanks for mentioning our blog !! <3

  9. Use old pressure cooker for baking cakes as the cooker will get spoiled. ..... Huh !! Why does it get spoiled ?? Surprised !

    1. Because we are heating the cooker without adding water. If you keep on using the cooker for making cakes, it will definitely get spoiled.That is the reason, I suggest to use any old cooker.

  10. Thanks a lot ... Can i put this in airfryer and do it , instead of a cooker ?

  11. I did it reading your recipe and it was yummy .. One question I have, my friends birthday is tomorrow and today I did it to see if it comes out nice - can I referigerate it till tomorrow?

    1. Yes, you can refrigerate it in a cake box or any air tight container.

  12. Very delicious! Instead of nuts, please could you suggest something else to garnish. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Tried and it cameout well,natural colour and flavour of mango is beautiful and tasty

  14. Thank u
    Very nice recepie
    Everyone at home enjoyed da recepie.

  15. Very nice recipe Mrs.padhu.
    But I tried baking it in the cooker without weight and gasket for nearly 40 mins.Only the top layer became like cake. So I baked it by adding water at the base of the cooker and put the gasket without weight and cooked it for nearly 15 to 20 minutes. It came out really well:)everyone enjoyed it. thanks for sharing a really wonderful recipe.

  16. This is delicious. I tried it and came out well but not like yours. It's very soft cake.. yummm.. I used under ripe mango i.e not raw and not ripe. It's sweet and have tangy taste.. my 2 year old love it. Will try the savoury part and let you know. This is totally new.

  17. Replies
    1. No, you need sugar for this. May be instead of white sugar, you can use brown sugar.

  18. Yes, you can steam the cake but use it within a day or two.

  19. Thank you... It is a very nice easy recipe..I tried it.. Adding grated chocolate on top of the cake adds a nice flavour to it

  20. Hi...
    Do we need to roast rava?

    1. I buy only roasted rava. You can roast it slightly if it is not roasted.

  21. Can we add honey instead of sugar?

    1. I have not tried it. You can try with half sugar and half honey and leave your feedback here.

  22. Thank you padhu,i just tried baking this cake today and it turned out to be absolutely delicious,wish I could upload pics of this cake

    1. You can send it to me to padhusblog@gmail.com I will upload it in padhuskitchen facebook page.

  23. Hi Padhu Ma'am.. I have been loving and following your blog for years! Started baking recently and tried this recipe.. though the cake was cooked well and tasty, a slightly bitter taste prevailed on the tongue.. and that smell of steamed rava such as in rava idli.. can you think of anything to mask that bitter taste or any pointers as to how I can avoid it.. I followed your recipes to the T and baked this in OTG ..

    1. Use best quality sweet mangoes for best results. Also you should not roast the rava.


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