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Wheat Cake

An easy recipe of cake made with whole wheat flour, sweetened condensed milk and butter.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: desserts
Cuisine: world
Servings: 8 pieces
Calories: 208kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


dry ingredients for wheat cake

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour or 120 grams whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

wet ingredients for wheat cake

  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk or 125 ml or 125 grams sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or ½ teaspoon vanilla essence

for butter solution

  • 80 grams unsalted butter or about ⅓ cup heaped chilled butter cubes. you can also use salted butter
  • ½ cup water
  • 4 tablespoons sugar


making wheat cake batter

  • Grease a 6x6 inches square pan with softened butter. You can also use a 5 to 6 inches round pan.
  • In a seive, add 1 cup whole wheat flour (120 grams atta) and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder. Keep the sieve on top of a mixing bowl or pan.
  • Sift both the dry ingredients. Also preheat oven at 180 degrees celsius for 20 minutes.
  • Now add 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk (125 ml or 125 grams).
  • Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • Do not mix. Just keep aside.
  • In another pan, take 80 grams butter and 1/2 cup water.
  • Add 4 tablespoons sugar.
  • Keep the pan on stove top and on a low flame heat this mixture.
  • The butter will melt initially. Do stir occasionally.
  • Bring this mixture to a boil.
  • Once the mixture comes to a boil, then remove the pan and pour the entire boiling hot mixture in to the flour mixture.
  • With a wired whisk, begin to mix lightly.
  • Mix with light pressure, so that over mixing does not happen.
  • Mix to a smooth batter. If there are small tiny lumps, then let it be. Do not over mix.
  • Now pour the cake batter in the greased square pan.
  • Gently shake the pan or tap the sides.

baking wheat cake

  • Place the pan in a pre heated oven. Bake at 180 degrees celsius for 45 minutes to 1 hour. 
  • In my oven it took about 1 hour to bake. Yes that long. Oven temperatures are not same everywhere, so while baking do keep a check. 
  • Also please do not open the oven door till 3/4th of the cake is done. 
  • The top should be golden and when you insert a tooth pick in the atta cake, it should come out clean.
  • Let the wheat cake become warm or cool completely, before you serve it.
  •  in cooler climates, the wheat cake can be kept at room temperature for 1 to 2 days. Do store in a box. 
  • In warmer or hotter climates, refrigerate the cake. This whole wheat cake stays good for about a week in the fridge.


  • If you do not have unsalted butter, you can use salted butter too.
  • Substitute for butter is 1/3 cup oil. Can use a neutral flavored oil like sunflower oil or even olive oil can be used. Ghee can also be used instead of butter.


Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 0.6mg