7 Cup burfi or 7 cup cake is an Indian sweet made during festival time like Diwali. The sweet has been named so, as we use 7 cup measurements of the ingredients and it closely resembles the Western version of Fudge Bars. It is very easy to make and everything gets done in just one pan. phew… In my opinion it’s a 2 in 1 sweet as you get to enjoy both the mysore pak and the coconut burfi in this one sweet. In general burfi recipes like this one and this maida burfi makes a great gifting option. Usually Hubby buys gifts or sweet boxes for his colleagues but for both our close friends, it is always home made sweets. For the past 2 years I had been preparing the sweets and using takeaway containers, tie it with a pretty ribbon and put it in a colorful gift bag. I had been making loads of burfi for the past few days to gift them before Diwali.
- You can adjust the measurements according to your taste. When I make for us, 3 cups of sugar is too sweet according to my H, so I use 2 cups sugar and add 1/2 cup besan and 1/2 cup grated coconut as extra.
- Transfer to the plate once you see large spouts appearing on the top, that is the correct consistency. If you cook more than that the burfi will be crumbly and hard.
- Use fresh grated coconut and use only the white part.
- Normally as the sweet is rich with the aroma of ghee and coconut, no flavoring agent is used but feel free to use either cardamom or vanilla essence.
- I filled up 4 containers like the ones shown in the picture.