Ragi or Finger millet is a nutrition rich grain and we often use Ragi flour at home to make cookies, laddoos, Chapathi, Semiya, etc. Today’s recipe is of a healthy and tasty cake made with Ragi and chocolate. I replaced half the maida with ragi flour in my recipe of Chocolate cake and made small alterations to my original recipe to make this really easy and healthy Ragi Chocolate cake. The cake came out awesome and you can see from the pics how soft, spongy and perfect the Ragi Chocolate cake looks.

You can also use this Ragi Chocolate cake recipe to make layer cakes. I like plain cakes without frosting that’s why I have kept this Ragi cake plain. You can add powdered sugar, frost the Ragi Chocolate cake with butter cream or chocolate frosting and serve it to your family and friends. I am sure you too will be impressed with its awesome taste. This recipe makes two small cakes. The Ragi Chocolate cake got vanished in just 2 days and from this you can imagine how much everyone loved it at home.

This Ragi Chocolate cake can be served as a tea cake, or frosted to make Birthday Cakes. Since his Ragi cake is made with eggs it is soft and firm and can be cut into layers to make a Layered Cake with frosting. I also made this Ragi Cake with Chocolate frosting and it was really yummy. Sorry, could not add the Chocolate Frosted Ragi Cake pic in this post as it got vanished in just an hour. Small squares of Chocolate Frosted Ragi chocolate cakes are also an ideal dessert that you can serve with ice cream during family gathering, parties and other special occasions.

The Ragi Chocolate cake is also a great snack that you can pack for your kid's snack box or for Potlucks. Kids love anything chocolate and this delicious Finger millet cake is ideal cake because it is also loaded with healthy ingredients. Do try out this Ragi Chocolate Cake recipe and I am sure everyone at your home too would be impressed with it.

Now let's move on to the recipe of making Healthy Ragi/ Finger millet chocolate cake

Ingredients required for making Finger millet chocolate cake

1 cup Finger millet flour/ Ragi flour
1 cup all purpose flour (Maida)
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 ½ tsp baking soda
2 cups powdered sugar
½ tsp salt
¼ cup/ 40 gms unsalted butter
2 eggs
1½ cups milk
2 tsp vanilla essence


  • Powder the sugar in a mixer, check that the eggs are at room temperature and keep the butter outside the refrigerator so that it can soften a bit. Softened butter is easier to beat but do not allow it to melt.
  • Now sieve together maida, ragi flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder twice and set aside.
  • Then take a large bowl, add butter and sugar and mix. When both the ingredients are mixed well, add eggs one at a time and beat well.
  • Now add vanilla essence, milk and beat till all the ingredients are well mixed.
  • Preheat the oven at 170 degree Celsius with both rods on for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, grease two aluminium cake pans with butter and keep the pans ready.
  • Then add the maida-ragi-cocoa mix little by little to the egg-butter-sugar mix and mix well either with a wooden spoon or with your hands. Make sure that there are no lumps. The batter will be slightly thin.
  • Divide this equally between two cake pans such that they are half full and place them in the central rack of the oven.
  • Bake at the same temperature with upper and lower rods on for 25 to 30 minutes or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

  • This recipe makes two cakes of 5 ½” diameter and 1 ½” height. You can also cut each cake into 2 layers and assemble with cream to form one large 4 layer Ragi chocolate cake.


  • Always wait for a few minutes before taking out the cake.
  • Allow it to cool down completely before cutting.
  • Keep it in an air tight container and/or refrigerate for later use.

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  1. Wow this looks like a delish recipe and very helathy too. I have marked it to be made later - thanks for sharing it!


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