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Eggless, Butterless, Sugarless Cake With Millets: Gluten Free Option for Vegans


Eggless, sugarless, butterless cake with millets is how the title reads. You might be surprised whether this is a gluten-free cake with millets. Are you wondering whether it is a vegan cake recipe? Well, I wish I could give you the perfect vegan recipe.
eggless chocolate cake with honey sugarless butterless gluten free

Call it a diet cake or a sugarless bake, this eggless honey cake is a must try right away!
If you have a baked beauty on your mind, give this sugarless butterless cake a try. On top of it, you need no fancy ingredients to bake a marvel in your oven or airfryer.

I call it an airfryer cake as well, apart from my diet cake version.

This eggless ragi cake


  • is butterless
  • is a gluten-free cake
  • uses millets
  • does not use dairy
  • is light on the tummy
  • is close to being a vegan cake
  • does not come with a sugar overload - well, it is a sugarless cake -perhaps it is a honey cake, so I cannot claim it to be a vegan cake recipe.Nevertheless, substitute honey with maple syrup for an eggless sugarless vegan cake with millets


dark beauty eggless rago finger millet cake with chocolate
It has all the goodness of Mother Earth - sugarless, butterless, no maida, no atta!
Packed with nutrients, the honey cake is immensely light on your belly!
Do not forget to check out honey benefits here.

The Making of the Chocolate Millet Cake Eggless, Sugarless, Butterless

There is a little story behind this millet cake with ragi or finger millet. Well, a dear one has been diagnosed with breast cancer recently. We all were having a gettogether recently and a cake was served. Cancer, as the name tells, requires you to choose your ingredients wisely. So I never wanted my dear one to taste the cake bought from the market. 

I had decided to make one eggless, butterless, sugarless cake for her that would be the perfect bake and not cause her too much harm, unlike the ready-made cakes. Glad that I could bake an eggless millet cake for her that she loved. It did bring a precious smile on her face. 

Market cakes are loaded with refined sugar, carb- and calorie-rich maida (white flour), and trans fats from saturated oils - the prime reasons you should avoid any such stuff! 

chocolate diet cake with millets sugarless butterless

But this ragi cake eggless is different - rather, it is a healthy bake. 

  • If you are wondering how to bake with millets, this eggless cake recipe can come in handy.
  • If you are watching your calories and do not want any guilty indulgence, this eggless cake recipe is for you.
  • If you are a cake lover but want to indulge in a healthy baked beauty, this finger millet cake is a must try.
  • I call it a diet cake, because it is dairy free, butterless, and sugarless. Of course, it is sans maida or all-purpose flour, which only adds empty calories to your body and is not the best ingredient to choose for a healthy bake.



Okay, so let's come back to the recipe. I would surely do a detailed post on what to eat for breast cancer. You should always do a self-exam to look for breast cancer symptoms. I am happy my breast cancer awareness came in handy to help identify "her" initial signs of this sickening disease - the very thought of it gives me goosebumps.

From this page only,

research report submitted with the American Association for Cancer Research reveals that women on a low fat diet fare slightly better than those relishing foods loaded with fats. Alternatively, sustained low fat diet also raises the survival rates among postmenopausal women after  being diagnosed with breast cancer. In order to continue to reap benefits of such dietary intervention, it is critically important for women to stick to low fat diets.


Anyway, I do not want breast cancer to hijack this eggless cake post.
The cake is quite easy to bake in cooker, airfryer, or oven (microwave).
For me, this is an airfryer cake recipe.

Ragi or Finger Millet Benefits

Do you know the natural fat content in finger millet is lower than whole grains? As one of the most nutritious cereals available, ragi/nachini or finger millet is a great source of iron. The muddy finger millet easily fits in as a superfood that can help contol the growth of cancer, diabetes, anemia, and osteoporosis.

The millet first originated in Africa and has since been used world over for its immensely useful properties.Additionally, ragi benefits health in more ways than one. It has a high protein content, so the eggless, sugarless cake with ragi makes a healthy treat post workout. It is apt for indulgence as a snack for preschoolers. 

Compared to other millets or cereals, finger millet boasts a high percentage of nutrients. It is one complex carbohydrate with high fiber content that is also rich in polyphenols. It reduces oxidative stress, which could otherwise cause cancerous reactions in the body.

A rich source of antioxidants, ragi benefits cancer patients and helps their bodies fight signs of cellular damage.
You might be surprised to know that ragi is a skin-friendly cereal with youthful properties, which boosts collagen production in the body. This means if you include ragi in your everyday diet, you can stay young longer! Wow! Isn't that amazing?

Chickpea Gluten Free

Is chickpea gluten free? Of course, it is 100% free from gluten.

Honey heat toxicity myth



gluten free cookies eggless with chickpea 

Gluten Free Cake Ingredients

1 cup- ragi (finger millet) (1 cup= 16 tablespoons)
1/2 cup- besan (chickpea flour)
1/4-1/2 cup- honey or homemade golden syrup-  check the video recipe below (more or less depending on your taste - I have used 1/4 cup+2 tsp honey, as I like everything less sweet)- for a vegan recipe, add either 7-8drops of stevia or jaggery powder/raw cane sugar
1/4 cup +2 tbsp -oil (I had decided to use 1/4 cup initially, then added 2 tbsp more)
3 tsp- cocoa powder
3/4 -1 cup water (to make a free-flowing batter with ribbon-like consistency)
1/2 tsp- baking powder
1/4tsp- baking soda
1 pinch of black salt/salt

How to bake with millets: Ragi Chocolate Cake


Preheat airfryer at 180 degrees for 5 mins. If you are doing it in oven/microwave, preheat for 10 mins. For a cooker cake recipe, take a cooker. Place a small bowl inside. You may use a layer of sand or salt or nothing at all. Keep the lid on without the weight or whistle. Remove the gasket as well.
Grease a baking pan and dust it with the flour mix.

Dry roast ragi flour. Allow it to cool.

Sift both flours along with cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder. Do it for a few times. It will help aerate the flours better and prepare them for the chocolate cake.
Whisk together oil and honey.
Add water to the honey-oil mix.
Make a well in the dry ingredients and slowly pour the wet ingredients.
Fold the eggless cake batter. I find it easier to do it with hands.
If you feel the batter needs little more water than mentioned, please use it as per your baking experience.
Pour the cake into the baking dish and tap it 5-7 times for bubbles to escape and let the cake rise beautifully.
Bake the eggless sugarless chocolate cake with millets for 30-35 mins. Do not bake it for too long, as the cake might turn dry.
Allow the cake to cool down before unmolding the same..
Enjoy the tea cake with family or friends. I advise not to keep the cake for too long, as it might get dry, since we are using water and no dairy. You may want to call it a vegan cake, but you need to replace honey with another vegan sweetener, which may be maple syrup, sugar, or jaggery.


So what are you waiting for? Are you ready to bake a diet cake right away? This will instantly appeal to the taste buds of cake lovers and chocolate babies.

Comments

  1. I love your website..love that you use only healthy ingredients and i am always on the lookout for the same..

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    1. Your words sound like music to my ears. Thanks for stopping by. I believe in healthy eating and sharing healthy stuff.

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  2. Any substitute for besan?? My kid is allergic to besan

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    1. Excuse me for the delay in response. You may add whole wheat or barley flour instead of besan.

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  3. All your posts are so informative and worth reading Ravneet ! Lovely share as always 🤗

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  4. Hi,
    At the outset thank you very much for sharing a simple straightforward recipe for eggless ragi cake ��

    Halved the the recipe and baked cuupcakes. They turned out spongy and perfectly baked in 15minutes. While they held shape very well, on cutting it was very crumbly/bordering on powdery, Ragi texture naturally will result in a dry crumbly texture but so glad and delighted to see spongy ragi muffins �� I’m wondering if adding a mashed banana or apple purée or dates or flax or some additional binding ingredient would help keep it moist ? Have you tried any such variation ? Kindly advise! If there is an e-mail to which I can mail the pics of cupcakes do let me know!
    Once again, so happy to find a neat clear recipe, healthy nutritious alternative! Thanks again!



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    1. Thank for the trying out the recipe. Excuse me for the delay in response. Well, since ragi does not have gluten, the cake is bound to be crumbly. However, if it is allowed to cool down properly (you could even refrigerate the same before slicing), it should not crumble. I got clean pieces, as I let it cool down. Nevertheless, feel free to add flaxmeal to the recipe to aid in binding. It should surely have some positive binding effect. Do try out other healthy baking and non-baking recipes here. Do not forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel for more healthy recipes and ideas. Here's the link. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC96RQx91IcuvpWy0V71pabA

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    2. The cake looks yummy, can't wait to try the recipe! However, I have one concern. I've read that honey should not be heated to high temperatures as it turns toxic. What's your take on this?

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    3. Thanks dear. Well, there are different schools of thoughts on this issue. However, my research shows that honey does not turn toxic upon heating. But it does lose a lot of its nutritive values when heated. It might turn toxic when heated along with ghee though. So I have come up with a honey replacement in the form of golden syrup. It works exactly the same way as honey for bakes. Do try it out. Have shared the video recipe link above.

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