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Seven Cups Cake
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Seven Cups Cake | Easy Diwali Sweets

Seven Cups Cake is a traditional Diwali Sweet most of us make. The name itself explains that there are 7 cups of ingredients in this recipe. We get lots of burfi pieces which can be easily shared and distributed with friends and family. An easy to make sweet and yummy too!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Sweet
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian, Tamilnadu
Servings: 35 Burfis
Calories: 90kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • Heavy Bottomed Pan


  • 1 Cup Gram Flour (Besan / Chickpea Flour)
  • 1 Cup Ghee (Clarified butter)
  • 1 Cup Grated Coconut
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 3 Cups Sugar


  • Take a plate and grease the plate with ghee and keep it aside. Fry the Gram Flour with a teaspoon of ghee. Stop the frying when you get a nice aroma (may be for 2-3 mins) . Don’t let the color of the Gram Flour change. Switch off the flame. To the fried gram flour, add coconut
  • Add the sugar to the pan. Add a cup of milk and mix all the above ingredients in a pan
  • Finally add the cup of ghee and mix well. Heat the pan and stir the ingredients continuously by keeping the flame medium to low.  Keep stirring it.
  • In about 10 – 15 minutes, when the cake starts to leave the sides of the pan without sticking, then that is the right stage to remove the cake from the flame. There will be a formation of forth on the cake mixture and at the same time the cake starts leaving the sides of the pan without sticking. Note – This is the right consistency when you need to switch off the flame and transfer the content into the greased plate. Otherwise, the mixture will break into small tiny pieces. Pour the cake mixture into the greasy plate. Level the cake in the greasy plate using a flat spatula so that it is evenly spreaded. Leave the cake mixture to cool off in the plate. Now using a knife gently put vertical lines. Again cut the cake diagonally so that we get diamond shape cake pieces. Remove the diamond shaped seven cup cakes gently and store it in a air tight container
  • The mouth-watering seven cups cake is ready to serve



  1. The consistency with which we pour the burfi mixture is very crucial for any burfi. Few seconds earlier makes the burfi sticky. Few seconds make it hard or crumble. 
  2. If the burfi gets crumbled, heat up the mixture again, sprinkle little milk and cook again to get right consistency.


Serving: 1Burfi | Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g