Wheat Cake | Complete Wheat Cake


This straightforward wheat cake recipe is eggless and made with deliciously hearty entire wheat flour. Often known as atta cake, it’s easy to make this recipe with solely a handful of components and is nice for having fun with plain or with almost any candy unfold or frosting.

slices of wheat cake kept neatly in a wooden bowl on a light grayish blue board

Why this Recipe Works

There are a number of good eggless sponge cake recipes on the market that use different components to create a young, moist cake.

Many require components like curd (yogurt), apple sauce, aquafaba, or different fruit/bean/nut purees. However I wished to make one thing particular that’s significantly fluffy and simply as gentle as any cake made with eggs.

After a number of trials and failures, I lastly developed this excellent wheat cake recipe utilizing entire wheat flour and sweetened condensed milk.

The canned sweetened condensed milk makes the most effective cake texture! It creates a sponge that’s moist and candy, not too crumbly and light-weight sufficient to get pleasure from anytime as a snack or dessert.

The identical fundamental recipe is used to make this easy Stress Cooker Cake and in addition my favourite Carrot Cake.

Why entire wheat flour is nice for baking muffins?

Due to the wheat flour this cake has a beautiful, barely earthy and virtually nutty taste that helps minimize the sweetness of the condensed milk. However not solely is entire wheat flour (also called wholemeal flour) scrumptious for baking, it’s barely more healthy for you, too!

Though there isn’t a lot of a calorie distinction versus all-purpose flour, wheat flour has much more nutritional vitamins and fiber. So you may be ok with consuming this wheat cake full of vitamins.

Word: I’ve used natural chakki (flour mill) floor entire wheat flour within the recipe, the identical flour or atta I take advantage of for making Roti. Be happy to make use of no matter model or sort of wheat flour you like.

The atta cake recipe makes one small 6×6″ cake, which is sufficient for about eight servings.


Step-by-Step Information

Find out how to make Wheat Cake


1. Begin by greasing a 6×6″ sq. pan (or a 5 to six″ spherical pan) with softened unsalted butter. Let the oven preheat to 350 levels Fahrenheit or 180 levels Celsius for 20 minutes whilst you put together the cake batter.

square metal pan greased with butter

2. Over a mixing bowl or pan add 1 cup of entire wheat flour (120 grams) and ½ a teaspoon of baking powder.

TIP: As baking powder is the one leavening ingredient used within the recipe, ensure it’s recent and energetic.

NOTE: For this recipe, I’ve used a measuring cup of 250 ml, however a 240 ml measuring cup additionally works effective.

flour and baking powder in a sieve

three. Sift the flour and baking powder collectively into the bowl.

sifted atta flour

four. Now add ½ cup of sweetened condensed milk (125 ml or four oz).

sweetened condensed milk being poured on the sifted wheat flour

5. Add both 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or ½ teaspoon of vanilla essence.

vanilla extract being added with a measuring spoon

6. Don’t combine the components collectively simply but. Set the bowl apart whilst you put together the butter resolution for the wheat cake batter.

condensed milk, vanilla extract on top of wheat flour for making wheat cake

Making butter resolution

7. In one other small skillet, add 6 tablespoons (80 grams) of butter and ½ cup of water (125 ml).

chopped butter cubes and water in a pan

eight. Then add four tablespoons of sugar.

sugar added on top of the butter

9. Soften butter on the stovetop over low warmth.

butter melting in pan

10. Stir sometimes to mix the melted sugar and butter.

butter mixture being stirred with a green spatula

11. Enhance the stovetop warmth barely in order that the combination involves a boil.

butter water solution simmering in the pan to make atta cake

12. Instantly take away the new butter and sugar combination from the range and pour it into the bowl together with your dry components.

butter mixture being poured to the bowl with flour, condensed milk and vanilla

Getting ready entire wheat cake batter

13. With a wired whisk, start to combine flippantly.

mixing wheat cake batter with a wired whisk

14. Work gently and make sure that you don’t over combine the batter. As a result of it’s an eggless cake you need to preserve as a lot air as attainable within the combination to permit a correct rise. This batter must be medium consistency, neither skinny nor thick.

Relying on the wheat flour used you would possibly want so as to add a splash of sizzling water if the batter turns into too thick. I like to recommend that you simply preserve a ¼ to ⅓ of a cup of sizzling water close by when making this recipe, simply in case.

whisking wheat flour cake batter

15. It’s okay in case your batter has small lumps. Depart them and don’t combine the batter an excessive amount of. To examine the consistency of the batter, do examine the video above or within the recipe card beneath.

prepared wheat cake batter with whisk in it

Baking Wheat Cake

16. Subsequent, pour the batter into the greased pan.

pouring atta cake batter in the greased square pan

17. Give the pan a mild shake and a lightweight faucet on the edges to settle any giant air bubbles.

square pan with the whole meal cake batter

18. Place the pan within the preheated oven. Bake the wheat cake at 180 levels Celsius (350 levels Fahrenheit) for 45 minutes to 1 hour. As oven temperatures fluctuate you need to keep watch over it after 30 minutes or so. However don’t open the door till the cake is ¾ of the best way accomplished!

cake pan kept in the oven for baking

19. When accomplished the highest of the cake shall be a beautiful golden brown, and a picket skewer or toothpick inserted into the middle ought to come out clear.

baked whole wheat cake in the pan

Serving recommendations

20. Let the wheat cake cool for a number of minutes, then flip it out from the pan and onto a cooling rack. It must cool fully earlier than you slice or coat with frosting and serve.

Minimize the eggless wheat cake into neat slices and luxuriate in as it’s with milk, tea, or espresso. Or make your favourite frosting (chocolate, whipped cream, buttercream) and layer it on the atta cake. Enable the frosting to set by refrigerating the cake. Later slice and serve.


First, switch the cooled cake to a field. In cooler climates, the cake could be saved at room temperature for 1 to 2 days. In hotter or hotter climates, refrigerate the cake instantly. This atta cake stays good for a couple of week within the fridge.

slices of wheat cake kept neatly in a wooden bowl on a light grayish blue board


Knowledgeable Ideas

Ingredient Notes and Swaps

  • Flour: My recipe is for a complete wheat cake. However you can also make this wheat cake recipe with all-purpose flour in addition to pastry flour.
  • Butter: Whereas I often favor unsalted butter in my baking recipes, however for those who should not have it, then make the cake with salted butter too. 
  • Fat: If you don’t favor butter, embody four to five tablespoons of oil. Use a neutral-flavored oil like sunflower oil. Should you like ghee flavored goodies, then change butter with 80 grams of ghee on this wheat cake recipe.
  • Sweetened condensed milk: You would embody sweetened condensed milk from any model. Evaporated milk works as an alternative choice to condensed milk – merely add ½ cup sugar within the step the place you make the butter and water resolution. The sugar have to be fully dissolved.

Recipe Notes

  • Scaling: Make a big cake simply by doubling this recipe. Should you plan to make a layered frosted cake for birthdays, then I like to recommend baking the cake in two pans.
  • Baking: No two ovens have the identical temperature. Whereas baking, it is going to take much less or extra time to bake this atta cake – this depends upon your oven measurement and kind. Normally, convection ovens bake quicker. Take into account a time interval of 30 minutes to 1 hour for baking this cake.
  • Batter consistency: The batter has a medium flowing consistency. In case your batter appears to be like thick, add ¼ to ½ cup sizzling water to loosen it.


Is wholemeal flour the identical as entire wheat flour?

Sure! These are the identical components, simply with two completely different names.

What goes properly with eggless entire wheat cake?

Take pleasure in eggless wheat cake plain for a delicious snack. Or prime with frosting or icing, serve with butter and preserves, or drizzle with a chocolate ganache or melted peanut butter for a candy dessert deal with. It’s scrumptious with a cup of tea or espresso, too!

Can we use wheat flour as a substitute of all goal flour in a cake?

Sure, you should use wheat flour as a substitute of all-purpose when making muffins or cookies. Nonetheless, remember the fact that muffins made with wheat flour have a nutty style and may verge on being dense, for those who overwork the batter. The substitution could not work properly relying on the recipe and different components in it. In case you are apprehensive concerning the texture, then I recommend to incorporate equal proportions of each all-purpose flour and wheat flour.

Can I make this atta cake in a stove-top stress cooker?

Sure, you may! To examine how it’s accomplished, do examine my detailed recipe put up on Stress Cooker Cake.

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This straightforward wheat cake recipe is eggless and made with deliciously hearty entire wheat flour. It’s easy to make with solely a handful of components and is nice for having fun with plain or with any candy unfold or frosting.

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook dinner Time 40 minutes

Whole Time 50 minutes

Servings eight items

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This entire wheat cake put up from the archives (September 2016) has been republished and up to date on 23 January 2021.

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