Ragi choco mug cake ( eggless / gluten free)

Finger millet or ragi is a rich source of natural calcium and is good for growing children and ageing people. Regular consumption of finger millet can keep bone diseases at bay. This mug cake is my fool proof recipe which I make very often for my kids. They take less time, less ingredients and they are perfect size for an evening snack. Ragi Choco mug cake is so healthy and a great filling for the kids returning from school. Ragi cake with chocolate flavour is made rich using nuts and coconut oil. Kids love these kind of fancy mug cakes. Do try it for your kids without fail. Happy baking!

⏲️PREP TIME : 10 minutes

⏲️BAKE TIME : 25 minutes

🥮CUISINE : International

🍰COURSE : Dessert

🍴YIELD : 3 medium size mug cakes


Ragi (finger millet) – 120 gm

Cocoa powder (Hershey’s) – 2 tbsp

Country sugar powder – 80 gm

Baking soda – 1/4 tsp

Baking powder – 1/4 tsp

Coconut oil – 42 ml

Milk – 85 ml

Vanilla extract – 1 tsp

Nuts as required


Sift ragi flour, baking soda, cocoa powder and baking powder together and keep it aside.

In a bowl take milk, powdered country sugar and mix with a whisk or spoon.

Add in the oil and mix well.

Next add in the vanilla extract and mix.

Now add the sift dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well using spatula.

Mix by cut and fold.

Add in the chopped, ragi flour coated nuts and mix well.

Transfer the batter to the greased mugs.

Tap the mugs and add nuts on top.

In a preheated oven bake at 160°c for 25 minutes.

When it is done, allow it to cool for 10 minutes.

Now insert a spoon or a knife along the sides of the mug to loosen the sides.

Reverse the mug upside down on a plate .

Now the mug cakes are done.

Slice it and serve them or you can have them in mug as well.


I made 3 medium size mug cakes with the above given measurements.

You can also use disposable cup cake moulds or silicon moulds .

Fill only half the cake mould or mug with batter for better results.

Grease the mug with coconut oil or butter. I have used coconut oil.