The cake is an RTE product that is prepared by mixing a mixture of flour, sugar, fat, eggs, and flavoring ingredients until the mixture gets converted into the dough, which is followed by baking the dough.
Millet cakes have been prepared at IIMR using 100% pearl millet, finger millet, or foxtail millet flour and adding superior quality fat, sugar, eggs, and chocolate/vanilla essence; and also adding all the millets together with varied proportions. Of all the cakes made finger millet cake was highly acceptable.
Advantages and Uniqueness of technology/Product
- Millet cake is fiber-rich and beneficial for all age groups.
- Utility as a snack food or breakfast food
- It is rich in magnesium, zinc, iron, dietary fiber, and protein.
- It has a shelf life of 4 days when packed in MET packets.
Nutrient composition for Millets Cake (per 100 g.)
|Nutrients (100 g)||Millet Cake|
|Dietary fiber (g)||1.8|