Follow Us:
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

This super healthy cake will satiate your sweet cravings in no time (recipe inside)

"This recipe is the easiest to put together and has all the healthy ingredients a cake can ever have," said nutritionist Lovneet Batra

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
January 31, 2022 3:50:21 pm
ragi cakeFight sugar cravings with healthy options like whole wheat ragi cake, said nutritionist Lovneet Batra (Source: Lovneet Batra/Instagram)

It is absolutely normal to crave for something sweet during the day. But, instead of giving into it, one must try to fight the feeling by munching on something nutritious rather than a calorie-high dessert. So, in case you have been looking for such options, you’re at the right place!

Here’s a must-try recipe from nutritionist Lovneet Batra, which is made using super healthy ingredients that will aid your fitness goals.

“Craving something sweet but also trying to follow a healthy diet? This whole wheat ragi cake with the sprinkle of dates and walnuts is one of the healthiest cakes you can bake for yourself and your loved ones. This cake recipe is the easiest to put together and has all the healthy ingredients a cake can ever have that offers us a lot of health benefits,” she said.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Lovneet Batra (@lovneetb)

According to Batra,


*Is rich in calcium, which helps in strengthening bones. It is an excellent source of natural calcium for growing children, and adults.

*The presence of high fibre content in finger millet slows down the pace of digestion which prevents lowering blood sugar level, and late night cravings.


*Are a rich source of hydroxy pope folic acid, and therefore, eating them can increase the body’s immunity and resistance to cancers.

*Are helpful in the treatment of abdominal troubles because of its anti-dysentery and laxative effects.


*High concentration of omega-3 fatty acids in walnuts can be used to treat brain injuries and enhance cognitive function.

*The good fat, fibre and protein in walnuts aid in satiety, an important factor in successful weight management.

How to make it?

Here’s a recipe from food blog Hebbars Kitchen that you can try.

For soaking

Milk (hot)

For cake batter

Olive oil
Whole wheat flour
1 tsp – Baking powder
½ tsp – Baking soda
5 dates (chopped)


*Blend milk and soaked dates into a paste.
*Add olive oil and curd.
*Blend well until the mixture is well combined.
*In a bowl, combine wheat flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder and ½ teaspoon baking soda.
*Blend and mix well until combined. Add walnuts and dates.
*Mix by using the cut and fold method.
*Transfer the batter to a cake tray or bread mould.
*Pat the tray twice to remove the air from batter.
*Top with more walnuts as per taste.
*Place the cake tray into a preheated oven. Bake the cake at 180 degree Celsius for 45 minutes.
*Cake is ready.

Best of Express Premium
Rationalisation, reforms may test Centre-state relations at GST meetPremium
Clampdown and unclear policy prompt crypto exchange founders to leave IndiaPremium
Explained: What is the 2/3rds rule in anti-defection law?Premium
UPSC Key-June 27, 2022: Know the relevance of ‘Deputy Speaker’ to ‘Nation...Premium

📣 For more lifestyle news, follow us on Instagram | Twitter | Facebook and don’t miss out on the latest updates!

Express Subscription Do not hit the wall, subscribe for the best coverage out of India starting at just $5 per month

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest Lifestyle News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard