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26 August 2014

Eggless Ragi Chocolate Cake | Red Millet Chocolate Cake | Vegan and Gluten Free Recipe

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Eggless Ragi Chocolate Cake

Healthy Ragi Chocolate cake packed with essential nutrients,calcium ,iron ,fibre etc.(Gluten Free and Vegan)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 to 25 minutes
Makes: 5" x 5" cake
  1. Ragi /African Millet /Red Millet Flour - 1/2 cup + 1/8 cup
  2. Ground Flax Seeds - 1 tbsp
  3. Cocoa powder - 1/8 cup
  4. Water - 3/4 cup
  5. Canola oil / vegetable oil- 1/4 cup
  6. Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
  7. Cane Sugar or grated jaggery - 1/2 cup
  8. Baking powder- 3/4 tsp
  9. Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
  10. Salt - 1 pinch

  • In a pan ,add 1/8 cup Ragi flour,ground flax seeds,cocoa powder and water.Mix well until combined.
  • Turn on the stove and cook the ragi-cocoa mixture over medium flame,stirring continuously until it turns thick and glossy.
  • Transfer the ragi-cocoa mixture to a mixing bowl.Allow this to cool to lukewarm.Add oil and vanilla extract to the mixture.Next add the remaining 1/2 cup ragi flour,cane sugar,baking powder,baking soda and salt.
  • Mix well using a sturdy spoon until smooth and well combined.Preheat oven to 180 Deg C , line a 5" x 5" cake tin with parchment paper.Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.
  • Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake come out clean.(Do not over bake).Allow  to cool slightly before cutting into squares.
    • You can also add 2 to 3 tbsp chocolate chips to the batter ,if desired.


    1. that looks so moist... healthy cake...

    2. these look so delicious! you can't beat healthy brownies!

    3. Tried it, they were the most delicious, thank you. It is not only gluten free but also casein free (milk and milk products), an excellent recipe.

      1. Thank you Sowmya!!So happy that you liked it..Thanks a lot for the feedback.

    4. Hi I have tried the cake 3/4 times now .. It tastes well but it doesn't look as shiny on the top crust as your pictures. And looks Lil dry and cracked on the top.I could share the pics with you.

      1. Hi Tarunpreet!!Thank you for the feedback...did you cook the 'Ragi-Cocoa' mixture until it turns really thick and glossy?... using too much flour can make the cake dry..so when measuring the flour,spoon the flour into the measuring cup and level off with a spatula...do let me know the next time you try it out....and please do send me the pics @ kurryleaves@gmail.com

    5. Hi I've tried your cake a few times and it turns out excellent. Only it doesn't look as shiny and crusty as your pics. It looks Lil dry and cracked up (cracked up bit is fine ). Any time on making it look good as well ?

      Also I would like to increase the level of cocoa slightly .lets say by 5 mg and reduce the jagged slightly by 6 gms. Would that a change a lot in the cake ? Or will I need to.increase the queue of oil / water .. Please suggest. Eagerly waiting for ur reply.

    6. Nice recipe...I tried it today..its v soft n moist..but don't know how to mask its smell. ..i dont like the smell of oil..rice bran...can u suggest some way to mask its smell..thanks

    7. I tried it today..it turned out v good ..but don't know how to mask the smell of oil..rice bran..kindly suggest smway to mask it...tia

      1. Thank You Anuja!! Thank you for the feedback.
        Try using any neutral vegetable oil..i have tried this one with olive oil and sunflower oil and it worked perfectly..

    8. Replies
      1. Flax seeds act as an egg substitute...and is essential


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