5 Minute Ragi Mug Cake


The sinful chocolate cake gets a healthy spin in this recipe with the use of Ragi flour. The result is soft and moist cake. The colour and taste of Ragi are hidden by cocoa powder, it is thus enjoyed by kids.

The nutritional benefits of Ragi or Nachni (Finger Millet) are manifold. It is a staple diet for many people in villages of South India. I just made a first attempt of making a Ragi cake with Mug Cake as it requires a small quantity of ingredients. But to my surprise, it came out really well…so soft, moist and fudgy.

Here is the simple recipe with simple ingredients.

Category : Mug cake

Cuisine : Indian

Author : Jyo

Makes one serve


Dry Ingredients :

  • 2 tbsp Ragi Huri Hittu (popped Ragi which is powdered)
  • 1 tbsp wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp oats flour
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp of semi sweet Choco chips
  • 1 tsp arrow root powder
  • 1/4 tsp instant coffee powder (optional)

Wet Ingredients :

  • 2 tbsp flavourless oil
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 4 tbsp jaggery powder or raw brown sugar
  • A dash of vanilla extract

Topping :

  • 1 tbsp Choco chunks or Choco shavings or Choco chips

Method :

Whisk wet Ingredients in a mug until jaggery dissolves. Then stir-in all the dry ingredients, whisk well, top with choco shavings or Choco chips. Now bake for 5 minutes on high temperature. TADAAA…your Ragi mug cake is ready.

You can have a look on 5 Minute Mug Brownie on the blog.

Tips and Tweaks :

Baking time may vary as every oven is different, so keep a close eye on it.

You can sub arrow root powder with cornflour.

You can swap Ragi Huri hittu with plain ragi flour but roast the flour slightly.

If you feel the batter is thick, add little milk and mix.

You can also add your choice of nuts.

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