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Ragi chocolate cake

Ragi chocolate cake

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 15

Cook Time : 30

Total Time : 45

Ingredients

Serves 12

  • ragi flour fine, or sprouted ragi flour 3/4 cups

  • wheat flour atta or plain flour 3/4 cups

  • cocoa powder 2 tbsp

  • sugar or jaggery 1 cups

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

  • butter unsalted, melted or oil 2/3 cups

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

  • vanilla extract 1 tsp

  • baking powder 1 tsp

  • baking soda 1/2 tsp

  • salt optional 1/8 tsp

  • 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 cups

  • vanilla extract 1 tsp

  • cocoa powder 2-3 tbsp

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

  • sprinkles(Optional) 1 tsp

Directions

  • 01

    Grease a 7 or 8 inch pan and line with parchment paper.

  • 02

    Preheat the oven to 170 C for at least 15 mins. If using a fan forced oven, preheat at 160 C.

  • 03

    Sieve together ragi flour, wheat flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa. Sieve thrice.

  • 04

    To the same bowl, add sugar or jaggery.

  • 05

    Pour milk, vanilla, curd, and butter to the bowl. Whisk the curd before adding it.

  • 06

    Mix everything well just until combined. Do not over mix.

  • 07

    Pour the mixture to the greased tray.

  • 08

    Knock the pan to the kitchen counter a few times.

  • 09

    Bake for 25 to 30 mins. Mine was done at 30 mins. When the cake is done a skewer inserted comes out clean.

  • 10

    Cool the cake for about 15 mins before removing the cake to the wire rack. This cake is very delicate so handle it gently.

  • 11

    Cool the ragi cake completely before slicing.

  • 12

    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.

  • 13

    Chocolate frosting (optional) Pour milk to a pot or pan.

  • 14

    Add cocoa and sugar. Mix well and boil stirring often.

  • 15

    Within few minutes the mixture turns thick. Add vanilla extract and 2 tsp butter turn off the heat.

  • 16

    Cool this completely. The chocolate sauce thickens after cooling.

  • 17

    Now take a cake divide the cake into a two pieces.

  • 18

    Take 2nd layer of the cake sprinkle some sugar Syrup and pipe some cream frosting and spread evenly.

  • 19

    Now put 1 st layer on it and cover all sides and top of the cake.

  • 20

    Pour the chocolate sauce over the cake.

  • 21

    Gently spread with a spatula. Sprinkle some white chocolate or sprinkles.

  • 22

    serve and enjoy!

Review

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