Saturday, December 5, 2015

Eggless Whole Wheat Oats Cake Recipe-Whole Wheat Oats Chocolate Cake

This whole wheat oats chocolate cake was moist, soft, lightly sweet and delicious with chocolate sauce topping. Once you measure all the ingredients and keep it ready, it is just a matter of few minutes to make this cake. Moreover you do not need any mixer to make this cake. I love to bake cakes with whole wheat flour, oats, millet flour and other food grains rather than maida/all purpose flour. I had noted down this recipe long time back from a food group and wanted to try it.  This cake can be had as a tea time snack or as a dessert. Today we will learn how to make eggless whole wheat oats chocolate cake following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Eggless whole wheat oats cake

Whole Wheat Oats Cake

Whole Wheat Oats Cake

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 40 mins 
 Yields7 1/2 inch round cake
 Recipe CategoryCakes
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Dry ingredients

   Whole Wheat flour - 1 cup
   Powdered Oats - 1/2 cup
   Cocoa Powder - 2 tbsp
   Baking Powder - 1 tsp
   Baking soda - 1 tsp
   Powdered Sugar - 1 cup + 1 tbsp

  Wet Ingredients

   Oil - 1/2 cup any flavorless oil
   Milk - 1 cup 
   Vanilla essence - 1 tsp


   Chocolate sauce as needed
   Sprinkles as needed


   Oil - 1 tsp for greasing cake tin
   Wheat flour - 1 tsp for dusting
    7 1/2 inch Round cake tin


Pre-heat oven for 10 minutes at 180 degree C.

Grease the baking tin with a tsp of oil, dust wheat flour all over and tap the cake tin so that it is evenly dusted with flour. Keep it aside.


In a bowl, add whole wheat flour and powdered oats.

whole wheat flour cake

Add baking soda and baking powder.

oats whole wheat cake

Add cocoa powder and sieve everything together.

Our sieved cake flour is kept ready (ie) Our dry ingredients except sugar.

how to make eggless whole wheat cake

In a bowl, mix oil and powdered sugar without lumps.

mixing sugar with oil

Add vanilla essence and milk (milk should be lukewarm) to the sugar + oil mixture.

mixing sugar, oil and milk

Beat well until it is slightly foamy as seen in the picture below.

Add the dry ingredients kept aside, little at a time to the mixture and mix well without lumps.

adding the dry ingredients

Now our cake batter and the greased cake pan are kept ready.

cake batter

Transfer the batter to the baking tin. I used a 7 1/2 inch round baking tin. You can use any baking tin but make sure that you leave enough space for the cake to raise. Do not fill the batter up to the brim.

Bake the cake in a pre-heated oven for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

Once the cake cools a little, invert it on a wire rack, then transfer to a plate.

Eggless Whole Wheat Oats Cake recipe

Spread chocolate sauce evenly on top (I used ready made Hershey's chocolate sauce) and decorate it with sprinkles. Enjoy it as a snack or dessert.

You can make your own chocolate sauce. Check my eggless whole wheat ragi cake for the recipe.

You can also top the cake with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!!

Eggless Whole Wheat Oats chocolate cake

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  1. hi..nice baking powder used as leaving agent? is there any substitute for that like ?yeast?

  2. Wow!! Gonna try this! Wheat flour n oats! Very healthy.. Thank u for the recipe

  3. Looking healthy and doubt how does it taste without chocolate sauce is it ok to skip?..

    1. It will be mildly sweet. So if you plan to omit the sauce, add a little more sugar.

  4. Hi Padhu, I made this simple and healthy cake yesterday, it came out very nice. For the topping, I melted some chocolates lying in my fridge for a long time by double boiling method and poured on the cake. It was amazing. Thanks for eggless and butterless healthy recipe.

  5. Thanks Padhu for the healthy cake recipe...came out nicely...yummy cake!

  6. yesterday was my first baking was awesome ...thank you so have explained it crisp and simple...all the best for your future work

  7. Hi padhu, thanks for your recipes. Can this cake be made in a pressure cooker

  8. Hi Padhu, the cake made by your recipe was really yummy. Thanks a lot

  9. Hi padhu..can you post us a picture of the measuring cups and spoons you use? I tried egg less ragi cake where the dry ingredients and wet ingredients when mixed together it wasn't blending and the mixture was semisolid and the cake came out hard as well.. But I m sure I followed every instruction you gave..I clearly understand that there is some problem with the measurement. If u mean 1 cup.. With my measuring cup the ingredients seem less when compared to the pics u post.

  10. Hi I tried the cake followed all instructions but it turned out hard. I had kept it in oven for 30 mins. It was also slightly burnt at base. I had used the glass iven tin. Is it issue of measurement or wrong container or I kept it for too long?

    1. The recipe and the measurement is perfect as it has been tried and tested by many readers. Check the temperature of the oven. It must have been too high. Container also plays an important role. Always fill only a little more than half. I have not used glass, so not sure. Aluminium and non stick containers are good.

  11. Padhu thanks for the recipe....I'd tried this recipe 2 months ago for my Mom's birthday and it came out yummy...every one liked it and got over soon. So today I tried baking it for my son but without the chocolate I added some extra sugar to the recipe as suggested by you in the earlier post. It rose up very well in the oven but unfortunately it fell down in the middle­čś× What could've gone wrong ? Is it bcos of the extra sugar...the batter was also very loose

    1. Old stock baking powder, over beating and your oven temperature could be the reason. Adding a little more sugar than mentioned is not the cause. Also bake in the middle rack and avoid opening the oven door in between baking.

  12. I'd kept it in the middle rack only but how it happened don't came out half baked in the middle but hard on the sides...have been baking cakes many times but never happened like this before

    1. This eggless wheat oats cake is one of the best, fail proof, easy recipe. It might be due to the size of the baking tin/tray also. Never fill too much batter in the baking tin. The batter should be little more than half. Also do check your oven temperature.


  14. Hi Mam, is there a replacement for oil in this recipe.

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  16. Hi. 1/2 cup powdered sugar means measure sugar first and then powder it or vice versa?

    1. Yes 1/2 cup powdered sugar means measure sugar first and then powder it otherwise I will mention it as Powdered sugar- 1/2 cup in ingredients list. In this recipe I have mentioned it as powdered sugar.

  17. hey i have read your blog, the information provided seems pretty useful. keep sharing such posts.


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