Eggless whole-wheat ragi chocolate cake

Chocolate is my guilty pleasure. But having chocolate doesn't always have to feel guilty. I like my chocolate desserts to be very very chocolatey, slightly bitter but moist and indulgent. If this is your idea of a perfect chocolate dessert, this recipe will do the trick!


This recipe uses whole-wheat flour, ragi/finger millet flour and freshly ground almonds. The sweetener I use for this cake is jaggery. I love the flavour it provides to a dessert. If you can't find jaggery where you live, you can always substitute it with a natural sugar like coconut sugar or palm sugar. This recipe also happens to be eggless. So it is suitable as a vegetarian cake. Let's see what will we need to do.


Ingredients:


1 cup - Whole-wheat flour

1/2 cup - Ragi/Finger millet flour

1/3 cup - Whole almonds

1 cup - Jaggery

150g - Dark chocolate (55%-70% depending on your preference)

75g - Butter

1/2 cup - Milk

1/4 cup - Cream

1/2 cup - Greek yogurt

1/2 tsp - Baking soda

1/4 tsp - Salt

1 tsp - Instant coffee

1 tsp - Vanilla extract


Method:

  • Add the almonds and half of the wheat flour into your blender jar and grind it into a fine powder.

  • In a double boiler or microwave, melt the chocolate together with the butter. Let it cool a little before adding other ingredients.

  • Combine all the wet ingredients, jaggery and the instant coffee with the melted chocolate mixture and whisk thoroughly to combine.

  • Mix all the dry ingredients and whisk to combine well.

  • Add all the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and mix together with a spatula or whisk until all the dry ingredients are well combined and a batter forms.

  • Pour the batter into a lined or greased baking pan and bake it in a pre-heated oven at 180c for 40-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

You can spread some chopped nuts on top of the batter like I did here or you can choose to top the cake with some freshly made chocolate ganache. There are so many ways you can enjoy this delicious chocolatey cake that has a melt in your mouth texture. I hope you guys give it a try and enjoy!




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