Sorghum or Jowar Pound Cake


Since past two months I have been absent from this space and I feel so guilty for not writing often. A lot of exciting things have happened on the work front and I cannot wait to share my work with y’all. Hopefully soon 🙂 Last month, I won a huge hamper for my millet waffle recipe organized by the Agriculture department of Karnataka. Yay!

Cakes are everyone’s favourite and it is always therapeutic to bake one at home. A perfect pound cake made with traditional ingredients like butter, eggs with a twist of unrefined ingredients like sorghum or jowar flour and raw sugar takes this cake to a different level. The result – crumbly, buttery and packed with a lot of fiber. This a basic cake which is a tea-time cake. This cake can be had plain or sandwiched with some homemade jam or seasonal fruits. I’ve frosted my cake with some mascarpone cheese frosting (mascarpone+cream+sugar+vanilla) and decorated with some locally available blueberries which didn’t drill a hole in my pocket!




100gms Jowar or Sorghum flour

25gms refined flour or maida

1tsp vanilla powder

1tsp baking powder

100gms butter

100gms raw sugar or unrefined sugar

2 medium eggs

1/2tbs milk at room temperature



  • Measure and sieve all the dry ingredients and keep aside.
  • Cream butter and sugar together until pale in colour. Use electrical beater.
  • Beat in the eggs.
  • Mix the dry and wet ingredients. Add milk and mix well. The cake mixture should be of pourable consistency.
  • Pour the mixture in a greased pan, lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 30 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 180 degree centigrade.
  • Check for doneness by inserting a tooth pick and coming out clean.
  • Allow the cake to rest in the pan for 15 minutes before unmoulding.
  • Let the cake cool completely before serving with any frosting.


2 thoughts on “Sorghum or Jowar Pound Cake

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s