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Eggless, Sugarless Ragi Chocolate Cake


A healthy alternative to a conventional chocolate cake, this is tastier with the use of Thiviyam village jaggery!

Serves: 12 Pieces

Ingredients:

Whole Wheat Flour- 1 cup

Thiviyam Finger millet/ragi flour-1/2 cup

Thiviyam natural Jaggery-1 cup Baking Soda-3/4 tsp Cocoa powder -2 tbsp Salt -a pinch

Thick yogurt-3/4 cup Milk -1/4 cup +2 tbsp Almond Oil -1/4 cup Vanilla essence- 1 tsp Honey-2 tsp Walnuts toasted and chopped- 1/2 cup (optional)

For the Chocolate Sauce

Milk-2 cups Thiviyam village Jaggery-4-5 tbsp Cocoa powder-4 tbsp Butter- 1 tbsp

Vanilla essence- 1/2 tsp

For the Chocolate Curls

Dark chocolate- 1 bar

Preparation Preheat the oven at 180 degree C for 15 minutes. Grease and dust the baking pan. Sieve together ragi flour, wheat flour, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt.

Method Mix Dry ingredients -Sieved ragi flour+wheat flour+cocoa powder+baking soda+salt and Thiviyam natural jaggery. Mix Wet ingredients – Yogurt+honey, oil, milk and vanilla essence.

Now mix the wet ingredient with the dry ingredients until well combined. At this stage add any nuts you are using. Dust it with a little flour and mix it gently with the batter. Pour it in a greased baking tin and tap the pan slightly so that the mixture settles evenly.

Bake in a pre-heat oven at 180 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

Once done, let it remain in the oven for 5-6 minutes. Then remove the cake tin from the oven and transfer the cake to a wire rack to cool.

Prepare the chocolate sauce Mix together milk, 4 tbsp cocoa powder and Jaggery well. Make sure that there are no lumps.

Now cook the mixture on medium heat until it starts boiling. Once it starts boiling, reduce the heat and cook stirring the mixture continuously until it starts thickening and reaches a sauce like consistency.

Turn off the heat, add butter and vanilla essence to the mixture. Stir well and let it cool completely.

How to make chocolate curls

Keep the bar of dark chocolate outside the refrigerator.

After half an hour, using a vegetable peeler, peel out chocolate curls.

Then refrigerate the chocolate curls until it hardens.

Sprinkle over the cake and enjoy!!!

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