How to Make Seven-Cup Cake (Burfi)

Updated on May 25, 2018
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Cooking is one of my passions. Though I am working, I make nutritious and tasty food at home. I use minimal oil and no artificial colors.

Seven-Cup Cake (Burfi)

A Mouthwatering Sweet

Occasions, such as festivals, arrival of guests, birthdays, wedding anniversaries, etc., usually involve making sweets at home. Seven-cup cake is an easy sweet that can be made in very little time.

This cake is made with seven equal measures of the ingredients namely milk, grated coconut, sugar (3 measures), ghee, and gram flour.

This sweet simply melts into your mouth, leaving a trace of yummy flavor. Milk gives it a soft texture, while ghee makes it flavorful. You can store this sweet for a couple of days (approx. seven days) in a closed container.

Now, I share with you a detailed recipe to make this wonderful dessert.

5 stars for 7 Cup Cake (7 Cup Burfi)

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 22 min
Ready in: 27 min
Yields: Twenty pieces

Ingredients

  • 1 small cup gram flour (besan)
  • 1 small cup grated coconut, If the particles are big, pulse them in a mixer to make them small.
  • 1 small cup ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 small cup milk, boiled
  • 3 small cups sugar, I used 2 1/2 cups

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Seven-Cup Cake

  1. Grease a steel container with ghee. Keep aside. This is for pouring the hot cake liquid.
  2. Heat a tablespoon ghee in a deep bottomed pan, preferably a non-stick pan.
  3. Add gram flour. Saute over low heat, until you get a nice aroma. This will take about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add grated coconut. Continue sauteing for a minute. Add milk, sugar, and remaining ghee.
  5. Keep the heat medium low. Stir the mixture continuously while often scraping the sides to ensure the uniform cooking.
  6. Cook the mix until it becomes thick and leaves the bottom, forming a single lump.
  7. Quickly, turn off the heat and transfer it to the greased container. Pat it lightly with the help of a spatula to make it flat.
  8. Cut it to your desired shapes, such as diamond or square, with the help of a knife when it is warm.
  9. Separate the pieces, once it becomes completely cold.
  10. Enjoy eating these yummy 7 cup cakes!

Step one: Grease a container with ghee. Keep aside. This is for pouring the hot cake liquid.
Step one: Grease a container with ghee. Keep aside. This is for pouring the hot cake liquid.
Step two: Saute gram flour in a table spoon of ghee until you get a nice aroma.
Step two: Saute gram flour in a table spoon of ghee until you get a nice aroma.
Step three: Add grated coconut. Continue sauteing for a minute.
Step three: Add grated coconut. Continue sauteing for a minute.
Step four: Add sugar, remaining ghee, and milk.
Step four: Add sugar, remaining ghee, and milk.
Stir-cook continuously over low heat, while scraping the sides, until the mixture becomes hard and leaves the bottom, forming a single lump.
Stir-cook continuously over low heat, while scraping the sides, until the mixture becomes hard and leaves the bottom, forming a single lump.
Different stages of sauteing the mixture
Different stages of sauteing the mixture
Step five: At this point, turn off the heat. Transfer the mix to the greased container.
Step five: At this point, turn off the heat. Transfer the mix to the greased container.
Make it flat with the help of a spatula.
Make it flat with the help of a spatula.
Cut it to your desired shape with the help of a knife
Cut it to your desired shape with the help of a knife
Separate the pieces once they are cold. Enjoy eating these mouth-watering 7 cup cakes!
Separate the pieces once they are cold. Enjoy eating these mouth-watering 7 cup cakes!

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