Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Eggless Whole Wheat Finger Millet Chocolate Cake-Ragi Chocolate Cake Recipe with Chocolate sauce

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.

Eggless Whole Wheat Chocolate Cake

Eggless Ragi Chocolate Cake

Eggless Ragi Chocolate Cake

  Prep Time : 10 mins | Cook Time : 40 Mins |   Yields7 inch cake tin

   Ingredients needed

   Whole Wheat Flour- 1 cup
   Finger millet/ragi flour-1/2 cup
   Powdered Brown Sugar-1 cup or white sugar-3/4cup
   Baking Soda-3/4 tsp
   Cocoa powder -2 tbsp
   Salt -a pinch

   Thick yogurt-3/4 cup
   Milk -1/4 cup +2 tbsp
   Any flavorless oil -1/4 cup
   Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
   Honey-2 tsp
   Walnuts toasted and chopped- 1/2 cup (optional)

   For the Chocolate Sauce

   Milk-2 cups
   Sugar-4-5 tbsp
   Cocoa powder-4 tbsp
   Butter- 1 tbsp
   Vanilla essence- 1/2 tsp

  For the Chocolate Curls
  Dark chocolate- 1 bar

Eggless Whole Wheat,finger millet Chocolate Cake

Preparation

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.


Method 

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.


ingredients for eggless whole wheat chocolate cake

Now mix the powder sugar with the flour.


Mix the milk, vanilla essence and oil to the yogurt+honey mixture.


how to make ragi cake

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.


easy finger millet cake

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.

healthy chocolate cake

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.


how to make chocolate sauce

Once the cake cools completely, pour the chocolate sauce over the cake.


finger millet 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!!!

One more shot !!
ragi chocolate cake

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83 comments:

  1. awesome padhu .. it turned so moist and nice.

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  2. Padhu i love you for your easy and tasty recipes, its been a year now i am taking you as my reference for all my dishes and this one i would surprise my hub for his Bday, it looks Yummy...............

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  3. this looks absolutely amazing... would love to grab it!

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  4. This is really a healthy delicious cake Padma.. Looking soft and absolutely yumm..

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  5. Padhu,

    Can I use 1/2 cup oats powdered instead of Raggi and have the same texture

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    1. I have not tried it yet, so I have no idea.

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  6. Hi Padma, cake looks very interesting and healthy. Would love to give a try... but I dont have a baking oven... can I try this in microwave

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    1. You can bake this cake in microwave (convection model). I am not sure if you can bake it in microwave without convection mode. You can check out my Pressure cooker cake

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  7. Wow, this cake really tempting.. So soft and delicious..

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  8. Pakka guilt-free cake and looks moist...

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  9. Astonishing presentation, feel like licking that chocolate sauce..Beautiful cake..

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  10. HI Padma, looks wonderful.. any way to replace ragi????

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    1. You can use all purpose flour or maida but that is not healthy.

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  11. Hi padhu, (with regard to previous query by manjula),I hv tried ur eggless vanilla cake in micro wave. Took 7 min in high (900w). It was awesome. I will try this one too.

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    1. Thanks Anuradha, will give a try this weeked in micro wave...

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  12. HiPadhu..
    i understand this is eggless cake..but if i want to use how much eggs should i use in this one?
    I loved the idea of ragi in cake, i have the ragi floor in mya pantry and really want to use it now.

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    1. Can I bake this cake in pressure cooker ? If so how should I do that?

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  13. Hi Padhu,
    Can you let me know where i can get the parchment paper and muffin liners (for baking muffins) in chennai? i tried in couple of shops but was not able to get it.

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    1. You will get in all the shop in waltax road. You get all things needed for baking there.

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  14. Hi Padhu. This is really awesome. I want to try. But i have microwave grill model. Will it work?

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  15. We made this for a friend's birthday. It turned out great! We just had to add a little more milk and oil to the wet mixture. I'll make it a point to share this recipe. Thanks!

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  16. Hi Padhu,
    Tried this for my hubby's birthday, turned out great.
    Thanks for such a great and healthy recipe.

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  17. Like a lot of people I did doubt if this would work ! But made it for my husbands bday and we were floored !!! This is definitely a keeper ;-)) I in fact used jaggery instead of brown sugar and still it turned out marvellous ;-)) thanks Padhu !

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  18. I would like to know what is ragi flour, where do we get it?

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    1. Ragi flour is finger millet flour. You will get it in all Indian stores.

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  19. Looks good.. can I steam the cake? Not having an oven...

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    1. Yes, you can. Check out Padhuskitchen FB page. A reader has steamed this cake and it has turned out so well.

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  20. Hi Padhu,
    Can I make this cake in Pressure cooker (Following "Baking Procedure given in "Pressure Cooker Cake"). Please reply.

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    1. You can bake this cake or any cake following the Cake in pressure cooker method.

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  21. Hi,

    You cake looks tempting..**drool***
    Can I keep this cake out of fridge for a couple of days?
    I am going on a vacation with my 1yr old, so thought of taking some home made snacks for her during the trip.
    Thanks!

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    1. Yes, it stays good for 1 or 2 days at room temperature.

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  22. Can the cake recipe be used for making chocolate muffins?, should i alter the temperature?

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  23. Yummy and healthy.. Tried in microwave with little bit extra milk and oil.. Turned out really well

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  24. hi!love your blog.i tried this receipe.its amazing,thankyou

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  25. Recipe turned out great..
    I am new baker and keep looking out for healthy options..Thanks for this one!!
    :)Sweta

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  26. Hi thr. I would like to thank you from bottom of my heart..i entered a Millet themed cooking competition last sunday..i presented this cake and I won a first prize..Thank you so much for sharing..i m newly wed and following your blog to cook for my husband varities of food

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  27. Hi padhu.. Arthy here.. This gonna be my next surprise for my hubby.. I have been trying most of the recipes as per ur say.. So far so good... I REALLY THANK YOU so much for d good help.. When I was pregnant a few months ago I had terrible food cravings.. I could reach my mom only on d monitor via Skype not her kitchen though..I felt that ur website was my second mother and the first teacher for recipes'... Thanks a hep for your help..I'm sure my daughter would love to cook and eat with the help of ur recipes' as she observed it right from the womb..thank u😊

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  28. If I skip sauce , will taste good?

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    1. With sauce, it tastes amazing. But if you want to skip sauce, may be you can increase the quantity of sugar a little more.

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  29. Hi! Ur cake looks tempting and delicious. But just a doubt that i had was, if it is spongy? Without eggs being used in it. Coz i bake eggless cream cakes and add sugar syrup in between the layers. Here i wanted to know what ingredient makes it soft and spongy?

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    1. The cake will not be spongy but moist and dense.It will be very delicious with the chocolate sauce.

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  30. Hi padhu,i have tried ur cake recipe.it turned out well.just want to know using same flour proportion can v make different cake like orange or carrot etc

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    1. Yes, you can experiment in less quantity. Just increase the amount of sugar a little for those cakes.

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  31. Hi, this looks so delicious! Do I have to make any changes to bake in a 9 inch pan instead? Also, what changes should I make to double or triple the recipe? Thanks.

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    1. No changes for 9 inch pan- just follow the recipe. If you want to double or triple the recipe then calculate accordingly. Whatever pan you use, make sure you do not fill the pan a little more than half.

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  32. Hi can I use jaggery instead of brown sugar?

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    1. If you can get organic clean finely powdered jaggery. Most of the jaggery commonly available in the market has impurities.

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  33. Can we use baking powder instead of baking soda... I accidentally put baking powder..let see how the cake turns out now

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  34. This was an awesome recipe. Tried it today and everyone at home loved it..no one could guess that its made of aata and ragi .. thanks :)

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  35. Hi it looks really interesting...
    But can we make it without yogurt??if yes then what should be the proportion of oil n milk? Please guide me

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    1. Yogurt is added to replace eggs. Do not omit that. You can go for low fat plain yogurt.

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    2. I get confused bet yogurt and curd. Are they same?! If yes, then can we use curd?!If no, how to get yogurt?! I wanna try this cake so badly, so pls guide me!
      Thanks in advance :)

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    3. In India both are the same.Here in India, the words Yogurt and curd are used interchangeably.

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  36. Will this receipe work for a 10" Dia tin
    Also after you pour the sauce do we put the cake in the fridge for sauce to set

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    1. You do not have to put the cake in the fridge as the sauce will set.

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  37. Can i use ragi and kambu flour ...

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    1. You can but I am not sure about the taste as I have not tried it.

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  38. HI! I tried this for a friend's bday n it was simply awesome!! Thank you so much!! Only thing though is that the sauce was not saucy enough. It didn't thicken as shown in your pic! Any suggestions?? How do I upload a pic here to show you the cake?

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    1. Priya - Very happy to know that you liked the cake. The sauce will thicken if you cook further. It will take a little time. You can sent the picture to padhusblog@gmail.com or just message to Padhuskitchen facebook page (link on the right side)
      http://www.facebook.com/pages/Padhuskitchen/130344827026015

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    1. You can use melted butter to replace oil.Melted butter can be substituted for oil in cakes. You can even substituted apple sauce but I have not experimented with it.

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  40. Hi Padhu ,

    Could you please tell me how many ml in your 1 cup ?

    - Thanks ,
    VK

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    1. I use standard measuring cups and spoons for all my recipes. Check my measuring spoons and cups

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  41. Hello padhu. I tried this recipe and it turned out beautifully. My family loved it. Thank you so much. Keep amazing d world

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  42. Hi padhu....I prepared for my daughter's picnic and all kids loved it...thank u for the recipe.

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  43. Dear Padhu, I would like to reduce the quantity of recipe to half. Then what will be the temperature and baking time?

    Regards

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    1. Same temperature. Regarding timings,I am not sure. You have to check it with a toothpick. If it comes out clean it is baked.

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  44. The cake turned out good.. I replaced the curds with 2 eggs and added 80 gms melted dark chocolate for an intense chocolate taste.. The initial bite did taste like aataa but then it tastes really yummy.. Thanks!!

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  45. Thanks for the recipe...
    Can you suggest anything to replace honey as they say honey when its heated becomes toxic.

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    1. You may skip honey and add more brown sugar.

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  46. What a hit this cake has become in our household and among my friends ? I would have made it more than a dozen times. Every time I made it, it turrned out great. Fool proof recipe ! Thanks for sharing this. As my husband says 'Vaazhga Padhu' ����

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  47. Thank you so much for the recipe.. I baked a cake for the first time and it turned out so well

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  48. Thanks for the recipe,need to know whether both elements must be kept on while baking

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    1. I mostly use the bottom element when baking.

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  49. Hello! The cake came out amazing. Thanks so much for this lip smacking recipe. My sauce did not turn as good as yours. How long does it take to thicken? Thanks.

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    1. Thank you. Happy to know that the cake turned out well. It will take 6-7 minutes on medium heat. You must cook until it thickens a little. As it cools, it will thicken more.

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  50. Can we bake this only with wheat?!

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  51. I have never posted any comments on any blog. But I needed to thank you for this wonderful recipe. I have made this many times now and it has become big hit amongst my friends. Such a rich moist yummy vegetarian cake. :-)

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  52. Lovely cake.came out so moist and good. Thanks for the lovely receipe.Good feel to bake a healthy cake for kids.

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