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Millet Cake Recipe - Kambu Cake

Healthy millet cake made using pearl millet flour. Easy and nutritious millet flour cake made without maida, butter.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Resting Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Brunch, Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5 servings
Calories 113 kcal


  • oven
  • Electric hand beater


  • 2 Eggs
  • 60 grams Millet Flour
  • 50 grams Sugar
  • 20 ml Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract


  • Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Line a 4.5 inch round cake pan with parchment paper. Grease the sides and set aside.
  • Take eggs in a bowl. Use a electric beater to whip till fluffy.
  • Start adding sugar little at a time and keep blending till stiff peaks are formed.
  • Now using a sieve sift the millet flour in and fold very gently.
  • Add in milk and vanilla and fold gently.
  • Spoon this into the prepared pan and bake for 30 to 35 mins till the cake is done.
  • If you insert a toothpick in the center of the cake. The tooth pick should come out clean.
  • Once the cake is cooked, remove from oven and set aside for 10 mins to cool.
  • Now use a knife to gently release the cake from the sides.
  • Un mould the cake from the mould. Cool completely in a wire rack.
  • Dust the top with icing sugar. Slice and serve.



  • You can use any millet flour, dry roast the millet in a pan. Cool it completely. Powder it fine. Sieve it and use.
  • Make sure you whip the eggs really well with the sugar till stiff peaks are formed. This step makes the cake light and fluffy.
  • Adding vanilla is optional. You can use ground cardamom as well.
  • Instead of millet flour, you can use rice flour as well.
  • Every oven is different. So keep checking the cake.
  • If you use a bigger cake pan, the cake will cook even faster.

Storage Suggestions

Store the cake in an air tight container for up to 2 days at room temperature.
You can store the cake in fridge for longer.

Serving Suggestions

You can serve the cake with a cup of tea or coffee.
Nutrition Facts
Millet Cake Recipe - Kambu Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 servings)
Calories 113 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 27mg1%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 102IU2%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword gluten free cake, kambu, millet cake, pearl millet
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