Gluten-Free Chocolate Sponge Cake

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Apr. 10, 2014

If you thought making gluten-free cakes was an impossible task, you will love this jowar flour version of a basic chocolate sponge. Decorate this healthy option with whipped cream, cherries, chocolate garnishes and no one will know the difference!


White millet flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Cocoa powder 4 Tablespoon
Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
Fresh thick curd 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Milk 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Powdered sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Melted butter 4 Tablespoon
Vanilla essence 1/2 Teaspoon (Optional)
For greasing and dusting
Melted butter 2 Teaspoon (For greasing)
Jowar flour 2 Tablespoon (For dusting)
Water 2 Tablespoon



1. Preheat oven to 180F. Grease a baking tin with butter and dust with white millet flour.


2. In a bowl, sieve together white millet flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. In another bowl, add curd, milk, powdered sugar, melted butter and vanilla essence, using a whisk, mix well.

3. Add the flour mixture to the curd mixture, using a spatula fold in the ingredients together. Pour the mixture into the tin. Bake at 180F for 50 to 55 minutes.


4. Decorate as desired cut into pieces and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 55 Minutes
Ready In: 55 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 209Calories from Fat 76

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.8%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 65 mg2.71%

Total Carbohydrates 33 g11%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 16 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet