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whole wheat double chocolate cake

Whole Wheat Jaggery Chocolate Cake | Atta Chocolate Cake

Kanwaldeep Kaur
The Whole Wheat Jaggery Chocolate cake is made using Classic Double Chocolate Cake, which gets a healthy makeover with the addition of whole wheat flour and jaggery powder. This Atta Chocolate Cake is a heavenly treat for all the chocolate lovers.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • 1/4 cup Butter unsalted, melted
  • 3/4 cup Jaggery powder
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp Baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Instant coffee
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate Chips Semi-Sweet


  • Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
  • Meanwhile, boil water in a pan and add the instant coffee to the boiling water.
  • Now take the chocolate chips in a bowl and pour the hot coffee water over them. Let it sit for around 2-3 minutes.
  • Using a whisk, mix the melted chocolate chips with hot coffee.
  • Now add melted butter, jaggery powder, vanilla extract, eggs and buttermilk to the chocolate chips mixture.
  • Whisk everything together till all the ingredients are uniformly mixed, will not take more than a minute. Wet ingredients mixture is ready.
  • Now add the dry ingredients (whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and baking soda) to the wet mixture. Mix everything together. I would recommend that if you are using electric mixer, beat it for 2-3 minutes on medium speed. If you are beating by hand using a whisk, you can beat everything for around 5-7 minutes.
  • Pour the batter into a 9 inch round greased and dusted cake pan and bake in pre-heated oven for around 30-35 minutes, or till the cake is done (when the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean).
  • Once done, remove the pan from oven. Allow the cake to cool for around 5 minutes before removing it from pan.
  • Enjoy the healthy and delicious double chocolate whole wheat cake!


  • This recipe uses 1/2 cup of Buttermilk. If you don’t have ready buttermilk available, the you can make your own buttermilk at home by using milk and lemon. Check out this post by Sugar Spun Run where Sam beautifully and clearly explains how to make buttermilk from scratch at home. I bet you will love reading this article just like I did.
  • If you want to do the ganache, you can check both the original recipes, and use either of the frosting (Both are different, basic difference being one uses cream and the other uses milk). You can go with the one you like from these, or you may use some other favorite ganache recipe of yours.
Keyword buttermilk, cocoa powder, coffee, double chocolate cake, healthy cake, jaggery powder, whole wheat