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. My Real Dish says:

    This is on my list to make! I love jackfruit – and this combo sounds delicious. Can I ask what is “Powdered jaggery”? I’m assuming I can get it at my local indian market.

    1. Megala says:

      Jaggery is a concentrated cane sugar made without removing molasses. Hope you would get them from an Indian grocer nearby. Thank you so much.

  2. Looks so yummy Megala!😍😋

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you !

  3. Wow! I love your imagination, Megala. What a beauty this cake is and to know that you would be guilt free too! Is it okay if I use jackfruit jam instead of making the pulp from the scratch. Luckily I have enough in my freezer.

    1. Megala says:

      Thats nice, you can very well use jackfruit jam or chakka varatti in here. Thank you !

      1. Yes, chakka varatii it is. Thank you too, Megala.

  4. Shilpa Nairy says:

    Its something different!! looks yummy and colourful. I appreciate your patience to make each of this recipe post.!!

    Megala, You are nominated for the mystery blogger award –

    Congratulation… 🙂

    1. Megala says:

      I’m delighted to hear this, thank you so much !

  5. writerankita says:

    This is something very new to me. Would definitely want to give it a try.😀

    1. Megala says:

      I’m so glad, thanks a lot !

  6. PS says:

    This is so delicious looking cake!! Jack fruit flavor is a nice twist to the flavor. Love the presentation as always…

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you so much !

  7. this is so good!!! 🙂

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you !

  8. Christy B says:

    That glaze would be incredible with the cake – yum!

    1. Megala says:

      Yes, thank you. 🙂

  9. Never seen such a cake before. look delicious. Enjoy!!

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks a lot !

  10. Looks so good!

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you.

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