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Coconut Kalakand Cake

Coconut Kalakand Cake

Coconut Kalakand Cake — a super quick, innovative twist to the classic Indian sweet kalakand, this cake has a layer of fresh strawberries between homemade coconut kalakand. Garnished with coconut flakes, colorful fruits, and pistachios, there’s no better dessert to share with your family!

Coconut Kalakand Cake

HOW TO MAKE COCONUT KALAKAND CAKE:
  1. Cook Paneer & Coconut Milk! In a heavy-bottomed pot, heat your paneer (make sure to grate it if store-bought), and coconut milk on low-medium heat. Let the milk simmer and evaporate until the mixture thickens, approximately 7-10 minutes.
  2. Prepare Kalakand Mixture! Add in your condensed milk, saffron, pistachio, and salt. Mix gently and simmer on low-medium heat for 5 minutes until the mixture starts coming together and starts releasing from the pan. Transfer it into a bowl and let it cool for 8 -10 minutes. Make sure that the mixture is not dry.
  3. Layer the Cake! Grease a 5” round cake pan with unsalted butter or ghee and add in half your kalakand mixture, flattening gently with the back of a spatula. Add in your layer of strawberries (or whichever seasonal fruit), making sure not to press down because it will release a lot of moisture. Top it off with the rest of your kalakand mixture, flattening gently with a spatula.
  4. Cover & Chill! Cover and chill in the fridge for up to an hour.
  5. Garnish & Enjoy! Remove the coconut kalakand cake from the fridge and decorate with your choice of fruits, coconut flakes, pistachios, mint, edible flowers, and glaze with honey. Enjoy!

Coconut Kalakand Cake

5 from 2 votes
Coconut Kalakand Cake
Coconut Kalakand Cake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Coconut Kalakand Cake — a super quick, innovative twist to the classic Indian sweet kalakand, this cake is has a layer of fresh strawberries between homemade coconut kalakand. Garnished with coconut flakes, colorful fruit, and pistachios, there’s no better treat to share with your family!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Fusion, Indian
Keyword: sweet
Custom Category: Cakes, Desserts, Diwali, Fusion
Servings: 8 pcs
Calories: 276 kcal
Author: Nidhi Bothra
Ingredients
Kalakand Cake:
  • 2 cups paneer , homemade or store-bought
  • 1 ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • pinch saffron
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp pistachio
  • 4-6 strawberries , or any seasonal fruit, finely chopped
Garnish:
  • mixed fruits
  • dried coconut flakes
  • crushed pistachio
  • cardamom powder
  • edible foil
  • mint leaves
  • edible flowers
  • honey , or orange marmalade, to glaze fruits
Instructions
  1. In a heavy-bottomed pot, heat your paneer (make sure to grate it if store-bought), and coconut milk on low-medium heat. Let the milk simmer and evaporate until the mixture thickens, approximately 7-10 minutes.

  2. Add in your condensed milk, saffron, pistachio, and salt. Mix gently and simmer on low-medium heat for 5 minutes until the mixture starts coming together and starts releasing from the pan. Transfer it into a bowl and let it cool for 8-10 minutes. Make sure that the mixture is not dry.

  3. Grease a 5” round cake pan with unsalted butter or ghee and add in half your kalakand mixture, flattening gently with the back of a spatula. Add in your layer of strawberries (or whichever seasonal fruit), making sure not to press down because it will release a lot of moisture. Top it off with the rest of your kalakand mixture, flattening gently with a spatula.

  4. Cover and chill in the fridge for up to an hour.

  5. Remove the coconut kalakand cake from the fridge and decorate with your choice of fruits, coconut flakes, pistachios, mint, edible flowers, and glaze with honey. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes
  • If you don't want to use coconut milk then use regular milk instead.
  • I have kept the sweetness on the lighter side, but you can adjust the sweetness with condensed milk as per your taste.
Nutrition Facts
Coconut Kalakand Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 77mg3%
Potassium 123mg4%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 346mg35%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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