Jaggery Cake Recipe, How to make Vegan Whole Wheat Jaggery Cake Recipe

This is my 200th post..Yippeee!! It's time for double celebration :) :) How the time flies but not memories. I made this blog, got engaged and now its become a part of my family, Its so fast...such an wow feeling <3

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The Jaggery cake recipe is based on our 11th Foodie Monday BlogHop, interesting theme is #AlphabetFood, means my name is Jolly and my first word is "J" so i need to take an ingredients that starts from J, so I choose Jaggery and but confused what to make which is healthy as well as tasty. :D

So I decided to bake a cake using with jaggery instead of sugar and take another twist in baking to used whole wheat flour not maida.  

Not only it tastes delicious but looks so good that no other decoration is needed and this makes it perfect for any occasion or family gatherings. This is a fabulous cake recipe. 

Jaggery cake is a well risen cake and best thing about this cake is made with very simple ingredients, which is easily available in our kitchen. This cake recipe is basically from Srilanka only, there people bake a cake using jaggery with wheat flour or either sooji(semolina). 

A simple and easy recipe of eggless "Whole Wheat Jaggery Cake". The texture of the cake is soft and moist.....

But it’s really easy to make. Everybody loves it, probably it's the best jaggery cake I've ever made so far. 

Baking a cake is always a pleasure experience for me.

How many of you have seen your grandparents and folks having jaggery after every meal! I saw and Do you know why do they eat it and prescribe it to others too? There are various purposes for it. 

There are multitudinous medical advantages of jaggery(gur). It is a crude sweet or sweetening specialists as well as a great solution for some infections.

Health Benefits of Jaggery
  • Jaggery is a great remedy for anemia, asthma, joint pains and menstrual pains.
  • It also aids in digestion, purifies blood and keeps the skin away from problems such as acnes and pimples.
  • It is a great energy booster as it provides us lots of energy.

You can make end number of cake which I have tried and tested like 
whole wheat eggless chocolate cake,
rainbow swirl cake
chocolate biscuit cake, 
Orange Chiffon cake, 
chocolate cake, 
vanilla-chocolate swirled marble cake,  
chocolate fudge

A soft and light cake. Let's start step by step vegan jaggery cake recipe with step by step photos.

Ingredients : 
Wheat Flour - 1.5 cups
Jaggery - 3/4 cup - Powdered (You can use 1 cup for more sweetness)
Baking Powder - 2 tsp
Table Salt - A very small pinch

Cashew Nuts - 1 tbsp
Raisins - 1/2 tbsp Water - 1 cup (Use milk for a non - vegan version)
Vegetable Oil - 7 tbsp
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp

7 inch round cake tin
Vegetable Oil - 1/2 tsp (For greasing the cake tin)
Wheat Flour - 1 tsp (For dusting the cake tin)

Preparation Method :

Grease a cake tin with little bit oil evenly on the base and edges of the tin and also dust the inside of the tin with a little flour to help the cake can come outside smoothly from cake tin and not burn also.

2. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C / 350°F for 10 minutes.

3. Dissolve jaggery in water and strain the liquid through a sieve. Mix in the vanilla extract. Keep it aside.

4. Sift Wheat flour, salt, baking powder through a sieve at least 2 times.

5. Once sifted, mix all the dry ingredients thoroughly using a spoon. This is just to ensure the salt, baking powder are evenly distributed through the wheat flour.

6. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the water, jaggery and vanilla essence, that was prepared in step 3.

7. Gently bind the ingredients with a spoon. Please don't use any whisk or beater for this. Over beating will make your cake very dense and heavy. 

8. Next add in the oil. Again combine the mixture gently. The batter might form a few clumps.

9. Pour this batter into the prepared cake tin. Tap the cake tin on the counter to ensure the batter levels out. I added cashew nuts and raisins on top of the batter as a flower design.

10. Put this into the pre-heated oven and bake at 180°C / 350°F for 20-25 minutes or bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean...
(The baking time depends on the oven. Mine took just 24 minutes to bake. So you need to start keeping an eye on the cake after 15 minutes.)

11. After the baking time is over, allow the cake to cool down completely. 

12. You can cut and serve this cake with tea or coffee.

The recipe idea is taken from here TarlaDalal

Happy Cooking and Enjoy :)


  1. Love the texture of the cake, so soft and moist...and the use of jaggery!!! Awesome :) And congrats on your 200th post!!!

  2. Perfect Texture . Cake looks tempting!! Healthy cake which I won't mind having anytime.

  3. Love the idea of using Jaggery and whole wheat in cake, really healthy, it looks moist and nice.

  4. Very tempting and perfect texture. Congrats for your 200th post.

  5. Congrats for hitting the 200 mark. I am looking forward to more fabulous recipes including this cake - I see the sponginess and with jaggery? So nice.

  6. Congratulations on reaching another milestone.......Perfect way to celebrate it with a healthy Jaggery Cake.

  7. WOW! Love this vegan version. Looks so moist and yum dear. Many congratulations to you :-)

  8. 'J' for Jolly, 'J' for Jaggery, so this is cake is 'J' for Jaggery-licious. Super yummy, soft and moist. Many congratulations to you dear! :)

  9. How very interesting... I never heard of jaggery before, so I googled it en seems to be some kind of sugar.
    But you say it has a lot of health benefits, so I want to find out more about it!

    The cake sure does look tasty. Yummie!

    1. Thanks a lot dear sunny..must search about it..It has wonderful health effects !!

  10. Wowww... A cake without all purpose flour and sugar.. Thats so healthy and I m gonna try soon

  11. Congrats on hitting double century...loved the addition of jaggery..scrumptious cake:)

  12. Hello, Congratulations on your 200th recipe. I have always wondered if we could use jaggery for baking. Your cake looks lovely. If i have to use the regular baking powder instead of double acting one, then how much should i add?
    Thanks, Sujatha Srinivasan

    1. Thank you so much Sujata. .For regular baking you can use the same quantity of baking powder that is 2 tsp only for the same quantity which I have mentioned in my recipe..

  13. Wow awesome you.. thanks for the recipe. I tried this today and came out really well.

    1. Thank you so much Mathangi, happy to heard that you tried my recipe and liked it :)

  14. I made this cake. Amazimg texture but the taste is less sweet maybe 1 additional cup of jaggery shud be mandatory not optional. Otherwise i taste atta. Rest its perfect

  15. Hi,made this cake it came out very nice and is super soft....but why is it leaving a bitter taste at end.(I had added cinnamon powder a pinch to the batter).

    1. Hi kavitha, that's great you liked the cake..really appreciate !!
      let's come to your query, I didn't use cinnamon in my cake..cinnamon never goes well with jaggery, cinnamon has a very strong spiced which is not easily bind up with many ingredients..if you used brown sugar with cinnamon, u never feel bitterness..I hope you'll more clear now with my answer !!
      thanks again :) :)

  16. Amazing recipe with healthy ingredients. What more do we want.

  17. It looks so soft and moist....surely gonna try it soon

  18. This is one healthy and yummy bake and the texture of the cake is just spot on have to try your lovely recipe soon thanks for sharing.

  19. How soft and super moist this cake looks, even i love to bake cakes with jaggery, especially for their deep brownish colour. Lovely bake.

  20. Wow such an awesome share...whole wheat cake with jaggery... delicious and healthy

  21. This cake looks so flavorful and rustic. Have yet to try baking a cake with jaggery only.

  22. Wow! How awesome is this! A Jaggery and whole wheat cake - an almost guilt free, nutritious cake. I've baked many cakes with brown sugar but never with Jaggery. I'm loving the soft fluffy texture, Jolly. 😊😍

  23. Congratulations on reaching the milestone. Such a moist and healthy cake... lovely share..

  24. I always prefer whole wheat baked over refined flour and this one with jaggery is just my kinda snack !

  25. Moist and perfect cake here, Jolly. I love using jaggery or molassses depending on what I have at hand. this one looks brilliant.

  26. I have been sing jaggery in my cakes these days. It taste actually far better then normal sugar cake. looking divine.

  27. What a delightful cake to have with my masala chai, so soft and moist! Loving the ingredients you have used.

  28. Wow Jolly , cake looks wonderful. Me yet to try jaggery in my baking. Thanks for a tried tested recipe.

  29. I love jaggery in Indian sweets but never used it in cakes and bakes. It sounds like a wonderful and healthy alternative in cakes.

  30. This recipe is right up my alley; jaggery, whole wheat and no eggs! Lovely share; gorgeous, tasty and healthy!

  31. Can v skip vanilla essence n cab it b made in a cooker?