You will not believe that this cake is prepared with ragi flour and whole wheat flour, if you had not seen the title. I wanted to make this ragi cake since the time I saw the recipe here.This finger millet/ragi cake is very chocolaty, dense and filling. With chocolate sauce topping, it was simply fabulous. Besides tasting great, it's literally a breeze to make. You do not need an electric beater, just mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients using a wire whisk, that's it. When I gave it to my friends and told them that this cake is prepared with ragi flour, they could not believe it. It is a great after school snack for kids and no doubt they will love this cake. You will have the satisfaction that you have made a healthy cake without all purpose flour.You can prepare this cake for birthdays, get togethers, parties, friends etc. Today we will learn how to make this guilt free ragi-wheat flour cake following our step wise pictures.
Preheat the oven at 180 degree C for 15 minutes.
Grease and dust the baking pan or grease and line the baking pan with parchment paper.
Sieve together ragi flour, wheat flour,baking soda, cocoa powder and salt.
Keep the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients ready.
Dry ingredients -Sieved ragi flour+wheat flour+cocoa powder+baking soda+salt and powdered sugar.
Wet ingredients - Yogurt+honey, oil, milk and vanilla essence.
Now mix the powder sugar with the flour.
Mix the milk, vanilla essence and oil to the yogurt+honey mixture.
Now mix the wet ingredient with the dry ingredients until well combined. Do not overmix. If using chopped walnuts, dust it with a little flour and mix it gently with the batter.
Pour it in a greased baking tin and tap the pan slightly so that the mixture settles evenly.
Bake in a pre-heat oven at 180 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Once done, let it remain in the oven for 5-6 minutes. Then remove the cake tin from the oven and transfer the cake to a wire rack to cool.
Now let us prepare chocolate sauce
Mix together milk, 4 tbsp cocoa powder and sugar well. Make sure that there are no lumps.
Now cook the mixture on medium heat until it starts boiling. Once it starts boiling, reduce the heat and cook stirring the mixture continuously until it starts thickening and reaches a sauce like consistency.
Turn off the heat, add butter and vanilla essence to the mixture. Stir well and let it cool completely.
Once the cake cools completely, pour the chocolate sauce over the cake.
How to make chocolate curls
Keep the bar of dark chocolate outside the refrigerator.
After half an hour, using a vegetable peeler, peel out chocolate curls.
Then refrigerate the chocolate curls until it hardens.
Sprinkle over the cake and enjoy!!!
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