This eggless millet chocolate cake is the perfect dessert to satiate your sweet cravings

Millet chocolate cake
Homemade finger millet chocalate cake decorated with a generous drizzle of chocolate sauce and strawberries. Photo: Shutterstock/Trending Now

Indulging in a rich chocolate delight once in a while isn't a crime. However, if you're on a diet, there's a high likelihood that you'll experience a sense of 'dessert guilt.' Alleviate this concern by making a few ingredient swaps in your regular chocolate cake recipe with healthier alternatives.

Renowned food technologist and dietitian, Durga Chellaram, known for her associations with numerous national and international food brands, has shared the recipe of her special eggless millet chocolate cake. Take a look at the recipe below.

¾ cup finger millet powder
¾ cup all-purpose flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
A pinch of salt
1 cup brown sugar (or palm sugar)
1 cup yoghurt (beaten)
¾ cup melted butter
2 tsp vanilla essence
200 gms cooking chocolate (melted)
2 tbsp chopped almonds (to decorate)

Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius
Line a greased baking pan with parchment paper
Sift the millet powder, all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt at least thrice to mix them well
Meanwhile, take the brown sugar, yoghurt, melted butter and vanilla essence in a bowl
Beat well
Add the dry ingredients slowly into this mixture
Fold well; however, the batter shouldn’t be over-mixed
Add a tablespoon water if the batter is too thick
Pour the batter into the baking pan
Bake in the pre-heated oven for 20 minutes
After the cake cools down, pour the melted chocolate
Finally, decorate with chopped almonds.

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