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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wheat and Ragi Chocolate Cake Recipe - Egg less & Sugar less

When I came across this whole wheat Ragi chocolate cake, I was immediately hooked to it. It is sugarless, made with wheat flour and Ragi Flour (Finger millet) and also it is chocolate cake, what more do you need?? I made few changes to the original recipe. This cake came out perfectly well - so soft and moist and no one could tell its made of Ragi. Lots of goodness in this delicious cake. I am glad that I tried this recipe.
Edited on 26th November, 2015: Since my first try I have made this cake many times. Every time this cake has received very good response from everyone. I made this cake today for my son, who loves chocolate. This time, I added nuts and dry fruits as I made it as a snack cake.

Egg less Ragi Chocolate Cake, Ragi Cake, Ragi cake with jaggery
Ragi and Wheat Chocolate Cake
Recipe adapted from  Pinch of Salt

Eggless ragi chocolate cake recipe

Egg less Chocolate Cake made with Ragi flour and Wheat flour (sugarless). It is sweetened with Jaggery and Honey. A Healthy guilt free Cake.
Prep time:  Baking time:  Total time:
Yield: 1 9x9" Square cake

Ingredients :

    Whole wheat flour : 1 cup
    Ragi flour (Finger millet flour) : 1/2 cup
    Unsweetened Cocoa Powder : 1/4 cup
    Baking powder : 1 1/2 teaspoon
    Baking soda : 1/2 teaspoon
    Salt : 1/4 teaspoon
    Yogurt : 3/4 cup
    Vegetable oil : 1/2 cup
    Jaggery (grated) : 1/2 cup
    Water : 1/4 cup
    Honey : 1/4 cup
    Milk : 1/4 cup
    Vanilla extract : 1 teaspoon
    Dry fruits and nuts : as needed (optional)

Eggless Chocolate Ragi Honey Cake, Ragi cake

Instructions :

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease the pan and dust it with flour.
  2. In a bowl, sift both the flours, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda together.
  3. In a bowl add grated jaggery and 1/4 cup of water and melt it. Don't bring it to boil. Then filter it for any impurities and let it cool slightly.
  4. In another bowl, mix all the wet ingredients together - yogurt, oil, honey, vanilla extract, milk and melted jaggery.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to this mixture and mix well until the cake batter is smooth. Finally add chopped nuts and dry fruits and mix well.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until done (the tooth pick inserted in the center has to come out clean).
  7. Let the cake cool, remove it from the cake pan decorate as desired and enjoy it.

Ragi and Wheat Chocolate Cake, Healthy Chocolate Cake


  • Cake is not very sweet. So adjust the sweetness as per the personal taste. 
  • Baking time varies as per the size of the pan and also the oven. So check yours and bake accordingly. For the cake pan I used, it took only 25 minutes.
  • I used 1/4 cup of dry fruits and 1/4 cup of nuts. If you prefer you can omit them. 
  • You can decorate the cake, as you please- may be with chocolate frosting or chocolate ganache.

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  1. very interesting cake, ragi in cake is new to me, sounds healthy and delicious :)

  2. Sounds like a delicious and healthy cake.

  3. Ragi and jaggery in cake, this is the first time I'm hearing it. Love it, love it. Looks very nice.

  4. Interesting one,yummy and healthy too..looks superb

  5. Very healthy, with ragi and jaggery, looks delicious..

  6. healthier version and an equally delicious looking cake ;)

  7. lovely........very nice n healthy.

  8. i ve been thinking about finger millets in a cake for sometime now.. now i guess i ll go ahead and do it.. the cake s baked perfectly

  9. healthy cake. tips are also useful

  10. healthy cake tips are also useful

  11. Very interesting recipe! Love the texture and the presentation :)

  12. welcome to blog-hop; this is a fine bake;with ragi in it the health quotient is also taken care of !

  13. very interesting n wonderfully baked cake..

  14. wow very healthy n yummy recipe,luks very nice...

  15. ragi and jaggery combo. woow.. it looks delicious!!

  16. Healthy n yummy delicious cake, a perfect bake :-)

  17. Very nice twist to chocolate cake.. I need to try this one.. Looks delicious and healthy at the same time is added bonus. Thnx for linking it up

  18. Just wondering at what point did you add the honey?

    1. Sorry Van. Somehow I missed it, now have included it. Add it along with oil and vanilla extract. :)

  19. I have tried this recipe a couple of times with few variations each time, it is a very good and healthy recipe. Thanks!

  20. Tried this cake..was delicious.Not to mention ,healthy too:-)

    1. Thanks for the feedback.. glad you like the cake. :)

  21. Hi Divya,
    Thank you for the wonderful recipe.None of my cakes came perfect except for this one.It was awesome.And I feel it is better the next day.I have already made it four times.Last time I added powdered almonds and raisins.May be due to that it came a bit dry,but still delicious.How to avoid that?Hope to see many more healthy recipes from you.Thank you

    1. Thanks for the feed back and am glad you liked it. Adding powdered almonds might have made the batter thick. but that depends on how much you added. Also keep an eye on the time the cake is in the oven. If cake is over baked it might be dry as well. Thanks again and I really appreciate for taking time to give feedback.

  22. Wonderful recipe.. would defintly try this one.. am a sucker for such guilt free cakes..

  23. Hi Divya, Thanks a ton for sharing this recipe. I have tried it twice and both the times it turned out perfect. My daughter was very apprehensive about this cake due to the presence on unusual items such as raagi and jaggery. But after eating it,she confessed that her judgement was wrong. Now both my kids insist that i make only this cake. really cant thank you enough.

    1. That is wonderful, Vinita! Thanks for the feedback and am glad your kids liked it. My kids love this cake too. :)


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