Sunday, 10 May 2020

Ragi chocolate cake


My daughter had been requesting since yesterday that today I am not supposed to do anything in the morning as she is supposed to do for a reason. I kept pestering her asking the reason even though I had an idea as what were her plans to amaze me for mother's day. She made an amazing breakfast in the morning and gave me a handmade card and a bouquet of flowers. It was great to eat a morning cheese toast made by her. Best part was she made her toast first, had that😉 and then with her toast energy she prepared for both of us. Small cute things bring loads of happiness. So I thought to amaze her with her favourite chocolate cake.



Now it makes sense that I make something healthy so that I won't carry the guilt of feeding her unhealthy stuffs. So here comes my chocolate cake with fingermillet flour and whole wheat flour. That too eggless. I must say it came absolutely soft and perfectly crumbly cake.
Let me take you to the recipe. 

Ingredients:
Fingerhirse/Fingermillet/Ragi flour -  ¾ cup
Whole wheat flour -  ¾ cup
Cocoa powder/Kakao -   ¼ cup
Coconut sugar -  little less than ¾ cup
Milk-1 ¾ cup
Melted butter - ½ cup
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp.
Salt-a pinch
Walnuts-10-15 chopped
Eno - 1½ tsp. 

Recipe

  1. In a mixing bowl add sieved ragi flour, whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, sugar, salt. Mix well.
  2. Add in butter, vanilla essence. Adding little by little milk, make a lump free batter.
  3. Now pop in half portion of chopped walnuts in to it, give a mix.
  4. Preheat the oven to 170 - 180 degree Celsius for 10 mins. 
  5. Coat the cake tin with butter, pop in a tsp of whole wheat flour flour and form a coating of flour in the cake tin.
  6. Now add eno give a thorough mix and immediately pour the mixture to the baking tin. Add few chopped walnuts on top. 
  7. Bake for around 180 degrees in the middle rack for 30-35mins. Mine took exactly 32 mins. Check for the doneness by inserting a toothpick. If it comes out clean it is  ready. 
  8. Let the tray cool for 5 mins and then invert it and remove it on to a tray. Cut and serve warm with some vanilla ice-cream.




                     





Notes:
  • Instead of eno even a tsp. of baking powder and ½ tsp. of baking soda would do. If using soda and baking powder you could add them while mixing dry ingredients. Eno needs to be used in the end just before popping in to the oven. 
  • This could be prepared in a pan too if oven is not there. Bake by placing the cake tin for around 35mins in a preheated big pot layered with sand or salt.
Enjoy the dish! n don't forget Eat and Eat little MORE.. :)

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