Gulab Jamun Upside Down Cake

Gulab Jamun Upside Down Cake

Had some leftover gulab jamuns in my fridge for last couple of days. These have been staring at me, each time I opened my fridge and was wondering how to put them to good use. Yesterday was my husband’s birthday so what would have been better option than using them in a cake. So got this recipe of gulab jamun cake, modified a bit and made it in my own way. The best part is you need not put any extra effort for icing as it looks so beautiful just like that. I have used eggs in this recipe but you can do it with any eggless version of yours.

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Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Baking Time: 30 minutes


  • Gulab Jamuns  5-6, sliced into roundels
  • Sugar Syrup of Gulab Jamun  1/2 cup
  • Maida  1 cup
  • Powdered Sugar  1/2 cup
  • Vanilla Essence  1 tsp
  • Eggs  3
  • Margarine or White Butter  1/2 cup
  • Baking Powder  1/2 tsp
  • Salt  a pinch
  • Milk (optional)


  1. Pour sugar syrup in a greased baking dish and swirl it round so that it covers the entire base of dish.
  2. Arrange the gulab jamun roundels in the baking dish.
  3. Separate egg whites and yolk. Beat the egg whites until they look frothy.
  4. Add vanilla essence to the yolk and beat the mixture well.
  5. Sift together maida, salt and baking powder. Keep them aside.
  6. Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl, mix well using a spatulla till smooth.
  7. Add egg whites and mix.
  8. Slowly add maida to the liquid mixture using cut and fold method so that no lumps are formed.
  9. Now add egg yolk and vanilla mixture. Do not overmix.
  10. If the batter appears too dry, you can add some warm milk. Preheat your oven at 180 degree celsius and bake it for thirty minutes.
  11. Let the cake cool down and then demould. Top of the cake becomes round as the batter rises during baking. You can shave it off using a large serrated knife to make it more stable. Tuck in some chopped pistachios in the centre of gulab jamun roundels to enhance the look.


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