Cornmeal cake with Jackfruit glaze

Generally I prefer to bake moist, spongy and frosting free cake as I don’t like buttery sugary frosting that makes me feel guilty. So I like to enjoy the cake glazed with honey, fruit juice, or chocolate syrup, and now I have made spongy cake glazed with jackfruit pulp dotted with cucumber seeds.


For the spongy texture I added starch as suggested by my blogger friend, Karin of The Austrian dish and for the beautiful glaze I drew the inspiration from Billie & Helen of Mia Kouppa’s vegan date cake. I am extremely satisfied with the outcome as I find this cake being one of my best cakes in all respects and I also thank them for their valuable inputs.


Now the recipe for eggless cornmeal cake with jackfruit glaze:

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Cornmeal cake:

  1. Whole wheat flour – ¾ cup
  2. Cornmeal* – ½ cup
  3. Cornstarch** – ¼ cup
  4. Yogurt (curd) – 1 cup
  5. Sugar – ¾ cup
  6. Neutral oil – ½ cup
  7. Baking powder – 1¼ tsp
  8. Baking soda – ½ tsp
  9. Vanilla extract – ½ tsp

* Cornmeal is made by grinding corns into flour and is in yellow color.

** Cornstarch is a starch made out of corns, it is commonly known as corn flour in India.


 Jackfruit glaze:

  1. Seeded jackfruit bulbs – 15 Nos.
  2. Powdered jaggery – ¼ cup
  3. Cucumber seeds – as desired

Cooking procedure:

  • Sieve wheat flour, cornmeal & corn starch through a mesh for 2 or 3 times until they get mixed evenly.
  • Preheat the oven at 170 deg C.
  • Meanwhile pour yogurt into a mixing bowl.
  • Add sugar and mix until dissolved.
  • Pour oil and mix well.
  • Add baking powder, baking soda & vanilla extract and whisk together.
  • Add flour mixture and mix until incorporated.
  • Grease a cake dish (6″ X 2″) with oil & dust it with flour.
  • Pour batter into the cake dish.
  • Bake for 40 min or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Meanwhile steam jackfruit bulbs for 5 to 7 min.
  • Puree them at room temperature.
  • Heat a pan with powdered jaggery in low flame.
  • Stir in jackfruit puree when jaggery is melted.
  • Blend together until well amalgamated.
  • Add pumpkin seeds and mix well.
  • Remove from flame.
  • Invert the cake onto a plate when cooled down.
  • Spread jackfruit glaze evenly over the cake using a spatula.
  • Serve spongy cornmeal cake with jackfruit glaze.

Tips & Tweaks:

  • If you are calorie conscious you can replace cornstarch with whole wheat flour.
  • You may also add chopped jackfruit bulbs into the cake batter.
  • Cornmeal & jaggery is a delicious pair, so we can replace sugar with jaggery for the batter also as in the picture below.
  • Since this cake tends to crack at the top, it is preferred to bake at lower temperature of 170 deg C. Please check your oven’s lowest possible temperature setting as it is 180 deg C in most of the locally available models.

125 Comments Add yours

  1. Malini says:

    Wow. This cake looks so amazing and yummy. Never thought of using jack fruit in cake. Its a perfect masterpiece dear.

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you.

  2. Looking delicious , never heard cake with jackfruit you had invented very healthy and tasty cake

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you.

  3. miakouppa says:

    This cake looks fantastic! So happy that we were able to inspire you with our vegan date cake. We will definitely be trying out this lovely cake you’ve created. 🙂 🙂

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you so much ! 🙂

  4. InspiresN says:

    That sounds and looks so amazing .It must taste awesome with the jack fruit flavor and is really tempting. Great share Megala!

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks a lot !

  5. Nisha Sharma says:

    Oh this is amazing, I remember eating this once during my childhood 💖😍😍😍

    1. Megala says:

      Ah, nice ! Thanks a lot !!

      1. Nisha Sharma says:


  6. Great recipe. Nice presentation.

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you.

  7. Wow! Mindblowing recipe & creation Megala! Jackfruit in the cake must have amped up the flavours.. and the texture is brilliant😊

    1. Megala says:

      Yes, I still feel the burst of flavor when I opened my cake box. 🙂 Thanks so much.

  8. This looks delicious Megala.

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you !

  9. Rupali says:

    This is so delicious. We make similar eggless cake of riped jackfruit with rava, coconut and jaggery.

    1. Megala says:

      Sounds delicious, love to try this combo as well ! Thanks so much !!

  10. I’m the same. I much prefer to eat a cake with some kind of syrup glaze, instead of sugar frosting, which can sometimes be quite sickly. I’ve not made a cornmeal cake before but I love using semolina. This looks incredibly delicious and appetising 🙂

    1. Megala says:

      Nice to see someone feels the same, thanks so much ! 🙂

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