Ragi chocolate cake

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Ragi chocolate cake


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :15 Min

Cook Time : 30 Min

Total Time : 45 Min


Serves : 12
  • 3/4 cups ragi flour fine, or sprouted ragi flour

  • 3/4 cups wheat flour atta or plain flour

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

  • 1 cups sugar or jaggery

  • 1/3 cups curd yogurt, dahi (80 ml) whisked

  • 2/3 cups butter unsalted, melted or oil

  • 3/4 cups milk or 180 ml, or 100 ml water + 80 ml milk

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/8 tsp salt optional

  • 1 cups frosting(optional)

  • 1 cups non dairy whipping cream

  • 1 cups full fat milk or 3 tbsps milk powder dissolved in 3/4 to 1 cup water

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2-3 tbsp cocoa powder

  • 1/4 cups sugar + 2 tbsps more if needed

  • 1 tsp sprinkles(optional)


  • Grease a 7 or 8 inch pan and line with parchment paper.
  • Preheat the oven to 170 C for at least 15 mins. If using a fan forced oven, preheat at 160 C.
  • Sieve together ragi flour, wheat flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa. Sieve thrice.
  • To the same bowl, add sugar or jaggery.
  • Pour milk, vanilla, curd, and butter to the bowl. Whisk the curd before adding it.
  • Mix everything well just until combined. Do not over mix.
  • Pour the mixture to the greased tray.
  • Knock the pan to the kitchen counter a few times.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 mins. Mine was done at 30 mins. When the cake is done a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool the cake for about 15 mins before removing the cake to the wire rack. This cake is very delicate so handle it gently.
  • Cool the ragi cake completely before slicing.
  • Frosting: In a bowl add 1 cup non dairy whipped cream Beat with an electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form.then add 1 tbsp cocoa powder and just beat 1 min more.
  • Chocolate frosting (optional) Pour milk to a pot or pan.
  • Add cocoa and sugar. Mix well and boil stirring often.
  • Within few minutes the mixture turns thick. Add vanilla extract and 2 tsp butter turn off the heat.
  • Cool this completely. The chocolate sauce thickens after cooling.
  • Now take a cake divide the cake into a two pieces.
  • Take 2nd layer of the cake sprinkle some sugar Syrup and pipe some cream frosting and spread evenly.
  • Now put 1 st layer on it and cover all sides and top of the cake.
  • Pour the chocolate sauce over the cake.
  • Gently spread with a spatula. Sprinkle some white chocolate or sprinkles.
  • serve and enjoy!